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Learning and Development available

As part of the Short Breaks programme we are keen to support both specialist and mainstream activity providers to further develop their skills to work with disabled children and young people. Parents and carers may want to access some of the training available too.

Short Breaks Training Programme 2016-17

There is a wide variety of learning and development sessions upcoming for our Short Breaks activity providers in 2016-17, please see the next tab for further details.

Autism eLearning module available for FREE:

Check out the FREE Autism Awareness e-learning module. The module takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete and provides an introduction to the topic of Autism and Asperger Syndrome. This course has been produced in partnership by the SHIP autism workforce development and training group (Southampton; Hampshire; Isle of Wight and Portsmouth's Health and Social Care Authorities and Hampshire Autistic Society).

Inclusion Resource Pack

Check out the Inclusion Resource Pack and the Inclusion in Action DVD for tips and suggestions to support your setting in becoming even more inclusive for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. To request your FREE copy (if you are a Hampshire activity provider) email shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk.

Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Training

If you are looking for safeguarding/child protection training courses Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) co-ordinate a range of interagency training opportunities including seminars, workshops, conferences and training packages.

Most HSCB training requires participants to have already undertaken child protection or safeguarding children training at a level suitable for their role. If this is not the case, or your training was more than three years ago, HSCB recommend that you enquire to them about undertaking their Stage/Level 2 safeguarding children e-learning course initially.

Also The Safe Network provides safeguarding information and many useful links related to activities outside the home – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups.

Delivering an Excellent Service for Disabled Customers

If you are trying to create a more welcoming environment for disabled people looking to be active, a new online course launched by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) aims to improve disabled people’s experiences in sport and physical activity facilities.

For more information or to access this course

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KIDs eLearning - available FREE of charge

Hampshire activity providers and parents/carers are able to access a variety of eLearning modules for FREE. These modules have been written by KIDs and the Short Breaks team have purchased a licence so that we can all access them.

See the list of Modules  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 511kB and the Learning Outcomes for each. These are great way to increase your knowledge and understanding of Inclusion. When you complete each module there is a mini test that you can do. When you pass this test you get a certificate – great for adding to your CV and to show others what you have learnt.

To login go to http://elearning.kids.org.uk/

Already registered: If you are already registered then you will just need to add in your email address and your password. If for any reason this does not work then please email Lina.Nastovska@kids.org.uk and Lina will help sort this out.

Would like to register: If you would like to register as a Learner then please email Lina Nastovska  (KIDs eLearning co-ordinator)  and she can set you up. In your email please send Lina the following details:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address (this will be what you use to login)
  • The city/town you live or work in
  • The organisation you work for/are part of (if applicable)
  • Send the email to shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk as well so that Lina knows you are part of the Hampshire group
  • When Lina has added you as a Learner she will send you a password in an email. You can change this if you want to.
  • See the Learners User Guide  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB for more information about how the eLearning works.

Email: Lina.Nastovska@kids.org.uk and copy in shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk

Would you like to register as a Group Manager: If you would like to register as a Group Manager so that you can set up others within your organisation then please email Lina and she can set you up as a Group Manager. In your email please send Lina the following details and let her know that you would like to be a Group Manager:

  • Your first and last name
  • The name of your organisation
  • Tell Lina you would like to be a Group Manager
  • Your email address (this will be what you use to login)
  • The city/town you live or work in
  • Send the email to shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk as well so that Lina knows you are part of the Hampshire group.
  • When Lina has added you as a Group Manager she will send you a password in an email. You can change this if you want to.
  • See the Group Managers User Guide  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 6MB for more information about how being a Group Manager works. Note: That there is more detail in this than you will need.

Email: Lina.Nastovska@kids.org.uk and copy in shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk

Other training requests

If you have ideas for inclusion training that you would like to have available then please email the Short Breaks Team.

 

Training programmes

 

Inspiring Inclusion Conference 2014 - PowerPoint presentations and workshop handouts

In March 2014 180 people attended the Inspiring Inclusion Conference. Please find presentations and handouts from the day below. These are a great way to find out more about what was covered across the day.

Keynote speaker: Philip Douch: Inclusion - some knotty questions Microsoft Word 46kB

Workshops:

Wendy Lawson Autism Workshops

Please see below the PowerPoint presentations and links to uTube clips used during the workshops. These are great to share with others that you know and work with too.

Daytime workshop: The Passionate Mind, how people with autism learn

Dr. Wendy Lawson MAPS; BPS, an adult with high functioning autism, presents internationally and is well published. Having written numerous papers and books, (varying from her autobiography to an everyday text on Autism) Wendy explores the influence of individual neurological development with reference to impact upon learning styles.

Wendy’s workshops are research based and focus upon building bridges between the neurologically typical (NT) and autism spectrum (AS) worlds. Relationships; formal, informal, familiar or otherwise, all need to be negotiated. Typically, developing individuals seem to have little difficulty with communicating needs, wants and desires. Being AS however, means we understand the world differently. This implies a clash in the social arena. Social demand and interaction for AS individuals is a nightmare.

The Passionate Mind Autism PowerPoint presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 6MB

Evening workshop: Understanding challenging behaviour of children with Autism Spectrum

  • Explore ways to encourage communication for individuals with autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

  • Suggest supportive interventions and environments that may help in ASC.

  • Show how the above can lead to success in ASC and enable individuals with ASC to feel good about who they are.

Understanding challenging behaviour of children with AS PowerPoint presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 7MB

uTube clips shown across the two presentations:

Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory TV programme
60mns First Words
Carly (short  version)
Carly (10 minute version that Wendy  showed)

Share them with others: The above clips are an excellent way to raise awareness and get people thinking differently. So you could share them in a staff meeting, with friends and family.

For more information also see Wendy Lawson’s webpage.

Inspiring Inclusion Conference 2013 - PowerPoint presentations and workshop handouts

In April 2013 over 180 people attended the Inspiring Inclusion Conference. Please find presentations and handouts from the day below. These are a great way to find out more about what was covered across the day.

Keynote speaker: Rob Long - Aim to achieve, Aim to Achieve Keynote Presentation  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB, Inspiring Inclusion Aim to achieve 2013 handout Microsoft PowerPoint 122kB

Workshops:

The following workshops do not have any handouts that we can send out but please see the websites for more information:

 

Uses and benefits of visual stories

Visual stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.  

Visual stories have a huge range of applications, including:

  • to help a person with autism to understand how others might behave or respond in a particular situation, and therefore how they might be expected to behave
  • to help others understand the perspective of a person with autism and why they may respond or behave in a particular way
  • to help a person to cope with changes to routine and unexpected or distressing events (eg absence of a tutor, moving house, thunderstorms)

For more information about visual stories (also sometimes known as social stories) and how to write one go to the National Autistic Society (NAS) webpage.

Examples of visual stories

More and more recreation and leisure activity providers are writing visual stories to help people understand how things work at their setting. These are added to websites and can be sent out to people in advance. They are another great way to highlight inclusion at your setting. See the following visual stories to help give you ideas for what you might include in the ones you write:

 

 

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