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Wandsworth Autism Fayre & SEND 2017

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Tooting Leisure Centre

Greaves Place

Off Garratt Lane


SW17 0NE

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This is event is for parents, carers, professionals, childminders, homeschooling, tutors, adults with additional needs.

GREAT NEWS!! We have joined with other local and national groups to bridge the gap in offering a range of services from early years, adults to families. Celebrating World Autism Awareness Month with several Disability and Specific Learning Difficulites organisations.

Stallholder for 2017

Autistic Adults Exist TOO! Local Jones Main Hall

11.00am – 12.00pm - Special Guest Speaker

Michael Barton – Living with Asperger

Author of “ It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions which he also illustrated and A Different Kettle of Fish: A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

12.15pm – 1.00pm

Jesse McQuilkin – Living with Aspergers

Personal Trainer & Special Needs Youth Worker

His goal is to make a change through the law, education and awareness.

1.30pm – 2.15pm

Cos Michael – Autism Age

Ageing & Autism

Autism Consultant, specialising in adulthood and ageing. Bespoke training of professionals who come into contact with adults on the autism spectrum, covering a range of issues.

2.30pm – 3.15pm

Dr. John Biddulph – Sponsored by Frontiers Support

Mental Health & Autism

Renowned Specialist Consultant of Autism and Asperger Syndrome training, courses, mentoring, and diagnosis.

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Mark Brown – Founder of Special Help for Special Needs

Do’s & Don’ts on Autism

Independent Special Needs Advisor for Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD/ADD, Developmental Delay and many other conditions and disabilities. Also specialising in inappropriate sexualised and challenging behaviour.

12:10 – 12:30pm BrainTrain UK – Stall 18

BrainTrainUK in Battersea are the UK’s leading Neurofeedback practice. Learn what Neurotherapy or Neurofeedback is, the evidence of how we can improve brain function through feedback-based learning, how it works and some of the stories of ASD people we have helped. Meet Cognitive Neuroscientist Agnieszka Sosnecka-Rumianowska, our Lead Practitioner at our Battersea Park Rd clinic, and see a demonstration.

We bring together the latest scientific research, training, advanced equipment and practitioners to give you a treatment that is safe and effective.

For four reasons you can have confidence in BrainTrainUK:

Successful treatment – Neurofeedback brain training is effective at treating symptoms of brain dis-regulation and psychological trauma, and enhancing brain function.
Natural– Avoid the nasty side effects of psycho-stimulating drugs like Ritalin and anti-depressants (SSRI’s) with our safe and natural approach to treating physical and psychological symptoms. Decrease symptoms and improve behaviour WITHOUT worrying about side effects.
Evidence based – Neurofeedback brain training has a long and robust history of therapeutic benefits for conditions like ADHD, Epilepsy, Depression, traumatic brain injury and many more. On our website you can learn more about the wide body of supporting evidence for this treatment.
Lasting effects – Neurofeedback literally rewires the brain using neuroplasticity to create new neural pathways, new grey and white matter.
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12:40 – 1.00pm Teach Tapin – Stall 17

Sandra Fox, CEO and founder of TeachTapin has 20 years experience working in the education sector in both further and higher education. Sandra has been shortlisted for a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, nominated for an NAACE Impact Award and has received international recognition for her community work from the European Foundation for Black Women in Business.

Being severely dyslexic herself, Sandra knows all too well that the ‘normal’ methods of teaching do not always work. Over the past 20 years working in education, Sandra has earned qualifications in teaching and computer science and has worked as a consultant and public speaker for many of the leading assistive technology companies, including Olympus, Nuance and TextHelp.

TeachTapin offer specialist support for students, teachers and professionals who require a helping hand with literacy difficulties, physical disability and visual impairment. The support is always tailored to suit the individual’s needs, through developing cognitive strategies and the use of assistive technology.

1:10 – 1.30pm Dynamo Maths - Dyscalculia – Stall 15

Many children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) struggle with maths and are not making the necessary age appropriate progress. They often access the same maths curriculum content as their typically developing peers, although their needs indicate a specialist intervention. No two pupils with ASC have the same maths difficulties; infact they are more different than similar as each pupil has a uniquely developing mind. By understanding a pupil’s individual Number Sense profile we can begin to see the specific areas of number development and provide a targeted and purposeful intervention.

The aim of this talk is to share with you the NumberSenseMMR™ framework that profiles the strengths and challenges of the pupils Number Sense and detects pupils at-risk of developmental dyscalculia. If your child is working significantly below their peers with maths, then this talk will support you in engaging teachers at school to identify your child’s Numbers Sense Development so that your child can begin to make meaningful sense of numbers.

1:40 – 2:00pm - THERAPIES

Beyond Autism - ​Stall 32

Speakers: ​Eleni Zachmanoglou, Senior Occupational Therapist and Chloe Watkins, Senior Speech and Language Therapist.
Role of OT/SaLT presentations into one ‘Therapies’ presentation – we can come up with a title!
· How SaLTs work on communication and interaction not just speech, and how parents and professionals can support the development of individual programmes
· School based OT and how parents can support skill building at home.

2:10 – 2.30pm - GIRLS INTO WOMEN – Feminine Hygiene and Self ​​Care

Speakers: Rachel Turner and Sarah Larner
All females with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders will experience menstruation.
• Teaching skills related to puberty to those with developmental disorders may need to occur at a younger age than expected, or than occurs in mainstream education.
• Those females who can manage their own feminine care needs can achieve greater privacy, independence and potentially a better quality of life.

2.40 – 3.00pm Females on the Spectrum - ​Amanda Hind – Stall 29


3.10 - 3.30pm - Dee McAlinden - TBC



3.40 - 4.00pm - Youth Legal - Stall 25



For more information on our FREE Conference and Seminar:
Nicole: nicolez@sascentre.com
Tanya: info@a2ndvoice.com


1. A2ndvoice

1. NAS Lambeth

2. Sensory Activation Solutions

2 Yo-tism

3. SEN Parenting

4. MovementWorks

5. Autism Life Dogs

6. Places for People

7. SEN Talk

7. Kambala Care Project

8. Wandsworth Sensory Support Services

8. Enhanced Children Centre

9. Löyn Toys – Sensory Products

10. Role Models

11. Family Information Services

11. Wandsworth Information Advice Support Services (WIASS)

12. Lifetimes/Care4me

13. The PDA Society

14. Ambitious About Autism

15. Jelly James Publishers – Dynamos Maths

16. The HA02.EU Foundation – 3D Technology

17. Teach Tapin

18. Brain Train UK

19. Transport for London

20. Metropolitan Police

21. The HAIL Hub

22. Star Children Initiative

22. Stand Up Stand Out – Albinism

22. Wandsworth Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Support Group

23. Share Community

24. Baked Beans Education & Charity

25. Youth Legal

26. Disability Sports Coach

26. Enable Sports & Leisure

27. Kiyan Prince Foundation

28. Workshop 305

29. Michael Barton - Author​

29. Amanda Hind Associates​

30. Family Fund

31. Voices for Autism

32. Beyond Autism

33. Special H​elp for Special Needs

34. Victoria Drive

35. Cassandra Learning Centre/CHIP

36. Wandsworth & Richmond Commissioning Education & Social Services – Clinical Commissioning Group

37. NHS South London Specialist service for adults with ADHD and/or ASD

38. South West London Collaborative Commissioning for Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth

39. Certitude

40. Achieving with Autism

41. Generate

42. One Trust

43. Autism Voice

44. Osteopathic Centre for Children

45 Positive Parents Action

45. Contact a Family

46. Haye Independent Services Ltd

46. Free Your Minds Counselling

47. Garratt Park Advisory Service

48. Book Beyond Words

49. Eagle House

50. NAS Wandsworth Branch

50. NAS Merton Branch

51. Wandsworth Learning Disability Healthcare Team

NOTICE: The mini art exhibition will not be taken place, please check Aspire2Inspire Dyslexia for more information on their next event.

Alternatively you Care4me is a directory of voluntary and community organisations that provide services, information and activities in Wandsworth or NHS Choices - Find Disability Information and Support Services by inserting your postcode.

Bouncy Castle & Soft Play for the early years

Session at one of our Family Autism Stay & Play - Holidays.

Last year we held the first ever Wandsworth Autism Fayre that was held at Tooting Leisure Centre as part of the World Autism Awareness Month. This was celebrated by Wandsworth Family Information Services for the launch of their WAND Plus Card offering concessions for 18 to 24 and supported by Award Winners - Parent Champions.

We advise that you contact your local Family Information Services (FIS) in your local Borough who will be able to signpost your to the relevant service provider on advice, support and concerns with your child and young person who may have disability, specific learning conditions or additional needs.

A2ndvoice working in partnership with other groups hosting a range of community events, conferences and family stay and play fun days based on the needs of the families and autistic people. Running drop in sessions (term time only) and Family Autism Stay and Play Fun Days (Half Term) at Tooting Leisure Centre, South West London.

Autism Eye Magazine: in-depth, useful information for parents and professionals focusing on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. Autism Eye have been promoting Wandsworth Autism and SEN Fayre.

All donation proceedings used towards the Wandsworth Autism Fayre & SEND is used towards future events for Autism Activities at Tooting Leisure Centre for our Holiday Family Stay and Play Fun Days and Multisports Social Sports for Autism Club.

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