Wednesday, 13. November 2019, Weston College Conference Centre, Social Communication & Autism Fayre

from 13. November 2019 - 10:00 till 14:00

Weston College Conference Centre

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This Social Communication & Autism Fayre is a FREE event, organised jointly by Supportive Parents, Bridging the Gap Together, North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.  It is aimed at parents, carers, teachers and teaching assistants.  
Come and join us to listen to presentations, talk to professionals and to meet other parents.  There will also be an exhibition space where you can talk to representatives and pick up information from a range of organisations, listed below.  
When registering, please indicate which of the presentations you think you are likely to attend on the day.  This will help us anticipate numbers for each speaker.  
Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Venue: Weston College Conference Centre, Knightstone Campus, Lower Church Road, Weston-super-Mare,
BS23 2AL
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and cake provided
Event Programme and Presentations:
10am - Opening (in main hall) 
10.05am - Welcome and info for the day
10.10am - Deborah El-Sayed - Director of Transformation BNSSG CCG, on their commitment to ASD/CAMHS improvements.10.15 - 10.25am: a brief introduction to the following organisations and what they do: - North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together (NSPCWT) - Bridging the Gap Together! (BTGT!) - Supportive Parents
Presentations (in the hall downstairs) 
Please note this list of presentations may change but a final list will be available on the day:10.30am - ‘Emotionally Speaking’ - Tracey Jones, Advanced Practitioner Speech and Language Therapist11.00am - ‘Primary School strategies’ - Jennifer Niblett, SENCO at Bournville Primary11.20am - ‘What is ASD’? - Kiwa Hara, Social Worker from the BASS team.11.40am - ‘Understanding Sensory Needs’ - Debbie Meintjes, Childrens Occupational Therapist 12.10pm - ‘SCAMP Autism Diagnosis Pathway Explained’ -  Dr Alhakalili 12.40pm- ‘EHCP process explained’ - Anthony Webster, SEND Manager, North Somerset Council13.10pm – ‘Parent Carers - who’s looking out for you?’- Kate Parsons, Springboard Family Support Worker 13.20pm - ‘Managing Anxiety in children & young people’ - Vincent McLaughlin, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Specialist Community Children Service.13.50pm - ‘ASD Social Groups in North Somerset ‘- Harry Jones, Project Manager from ‘Aspergers Gathering’ TBC 
Exhibitors confirmed so far:
Weston Area Health Trust

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-Community Paediatrics and CAMHS
-Sensory Display Occupational Therapy
-Speech and Language Therapy
CCG Parent Carer engagement - Healthy Weston
North Somerset Council - Vulnerable Learners Service
NSPCWT (North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together)
Bridging the Gap Together!
Weston College Showcasing Autism Support & Weston Bay
YOS (Youth Offending Service) – SAS (Substance Advice
Service) & YISP (Youth Inclusion Support Project)
WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive living)
Springboard Opportunity Group
Supportive Parents
NSLGBT + Forum
Kooth - Xenzone
Warriors of Wellbeing
Second Steps
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