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Autism & Learning Disability Behaviour Help

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The Waterloo Action Centre

14 Baylis Road

London

SE1 7AA

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Autism & Learning Disability Behaviour Help

Two Realistic and Down-to-Earth Sessions in One Event

for Parents, Carers & those who work with Children, Young Adults & Families

How to Reduce Violent & Challenging Behaviour

AND

Puberty & Sexuality, & its impact on Autism & Learning Disabilities


Session One – with Mark Brown

Exploring the issues faced by children and teenagers with a learning disability and/or autism, when they are going through puberty, and the impact this can have on their family and wider circle. Topics covered will include

  • Identifying the characteristics of puberty that can have a significant effect on young people
  • Providing an understanding of anger management related to puberty
  • Practical approaches which can be taken to address inappropriate sexualised behaviours
  • How it’s never too early to start planning for puberty

“A very direct session not covering things up or shunning issues. I will certainly now spend more time discussing growing up with my son”


Session Two – with Yvonne Newbold

Exploring the underlying causes of violent and challenging behaviour (VCB) in children and adults with a learning disability and/or autism, and the way it affects the people around them. Topics covered will include

  • Understanding the underlying causes of VCB and how to reduce triggers
  • How all behaviour is a form of communication, and how to interpret what they’re telling us
  • Practical strategies and approaches to reduce VCB
  • Sensory issues, transitions, routines, theory of mind and much much more

“Such an inspiring woman delivering a fantastic session -the best ever! So informative and apt, every SEND parent should attend.”


About Mark's Session

How do you teach your child about sex, relationships and growing up when they have language processing difficulties and may not understand the subtle cues and nuances of appropriate behaviour? What can you as a parent, a carer or another responsible adults in the child's life do and say to help them make sense of these complex and difficult issues so they know how to keep themselves and others safe?

Sometimes, due to our own embarrassment, it can seem easier to say nothing at all and hope for the best, but that can have catastrophic consequences. It leaves our children very vulnerable to either being taken advantage of themselves, or of entering the criminal justice system later on due to their own lack of understanding of what is and isn't acceptable behaviour.

Mark Brown's session will give you the essential knowledge, understanding, tools and confidence to help your child navigate growing up much more safely. Parents love his warmth and sense of humour, and the way he can talk about all the "difficult stuff" that makes you want to rush home and start planning those vitally important conversations with your own children.

It's never too early to start - the sooner the better, because once puberty kicks in it can be so overwhelming that a child may find it harder to talk and to listen and learn the tools they need to keep themselves safe. Every parent should spend time with Mark, so that every child gets a chance of gaining the sexual knowledge and understanding in a way they can process at their own pace, learning about themselves and their development that will last a lifetime.

NB Mark will be able to offer a very limited number of 15 minute one-to-one consultations with family members, to be allocated during the event.


About Yvonne's Session - VCB or Violent and Challenging Behaviour

Does your child lash out at home and hurt you and the rest of their family? Do you find it hard to talk about what really goes on behind your own front door because you fear that others will judge you, blame you, or simply not believe you? Have you tried to get help from your child's school, or healthcare professionals or social services only to find they don't understand either, or they may jump to the wrong conclusions and blame your parenting skills? If so, Yvonne's session is absolutely what you need.

Yvonne is a parent who has been there, who spent seven long years trying and failing to get help, before finally being able to access the intensive and specialist help her son Toby needed to enable him to turn his behaviour around and enhance the quality of his life. He is now 23, and calmer and happier than his family once dared hope for. Yvonne has seen for herself how, with the right knowledge, understanding and support, any child with VCB can learn how to communicate their needs and frustrations without hurting the people they most care about, and she is now doing all she can to help other families gain the knowledge and skills they need to be able to help their children get beyond their VCB.

What has shocked Yvonne is the lack of understanding, experience and training among the professionals who are tasked to support families like her own. She has read, researched and learnt so much about approaches, techniques, causes and interventions over the past 10 years or so, information that has mostly been around for 20 - 30 years, but almost impossible for famlies or for professionals to access when they most need it. There are few training courses for parents or professionals; the stigma around the issue means that it is rarely discussed or acknowledged, and that means that thousands of families are living with impossible situations day in and day out and with no sign of hope on the horizon. Families who can only see bleak futures for a whole generation of lost children who, if nothing is done to help them when they most need it, may be destined for a future in the criminal justice system or in locked psychiatric units.

That's why every parent with a child who has VCB should spend time at one of Yvonne's sessions. She is passionate about imparting the vital knowledge, skills and understanding that she wishes someone had been able to signpost her towards when Toby's VCB started. She wants to give families back some hope and the potential to create happy childhood memories instead of bleak ones filled with fear and hurt. There are no easy solutions or quick fixes, the changes you'll see take time and consistent determination, but Yvonne's session can help you do it. She'll show you how to get your family back on track with some simple ideas and suggestions that you can start implementing as soon as you get back home.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, all attendees must be aged 18 or over, due to the sensitive subject matter that will be discussed.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Yvonne - yvonne@yvonnenewbold.com. Yvonne will try and get back to you as soon as possible, but there may be times when a same-day response is difficult, so please bear with her, and she will do her utmost to reply within 48 hours.

What's the refund policy?

100% refund until 30 days before the event. However, Yvonne and Mark will do all they can to be flexible, and if there is a waiting list refunds or part-refunds may be possible beyond this date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It would help to have your ticket accessible, either printed or on your phone, when you arrive.

Can I change my ticket to another date?

If you wish to change your ticket to another date, we will do what we can to accommodate your request, however it will depend on ticket availability,


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

As long as the person you are transfering it to is over the age of 18, and you let Yvonne know by email beforehand, that should be OK. Yvonne's email is yvonne@yvonnenewbold.com

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14 Baylis Road

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SE1 7AA

United Kingdom

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