To continue to shape the narrative surrounding support services for people with autism, autistic people with a learning disability and people with a learning disability, Open Forum Events invite you to attend the Learning Disabilities and/or Autism: Enabling Change-Delivering Improvement conference.
Previous events have enjoyed a coming together of like-minded individuals, dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with learning disabilities and /or autism, to discuss and debate the challenges and seek to devise enhanced support services. The Spring conference received excellent feedback with attendees commenting:
“I thought this event was brilliant – so much passion and knowledge from professionals, as well as those individuals who presented with a LD/ Autism. I’ve got a huge amount to look into”
“Brilliant day, I was engaged throughout, have learnt so much, thank you”
“Absolutely fantastic day, wonderful to see people with LD+A being included & represented too, Thank You”
“Great Day, would attend in the future”
“Everything, content and presentations amazing”
Following consultation with key stakeholders, the agenda for this bi-annual conference has once again been designed to provide a platform for delegates to be informed of the latest developments, gain a greater understanding of the current initiatives and be inspired by the conference content.
Attendees will hear from a line-up of expert speakers, with contributions from people with lived experience providing a reality check, along with other presenters who will look to disseminate information, discuss challenging topics, debate contentious issues, and analyse the way forward. Interaction between delegates, speakers and conference investors is actively encouraged with allocated time for question and answer sessions, casual knowledge sharing and peer to peer networking.
Book your place today at the Learning Disabilities and/or Autism: Enabling Change-Delivering Improvement conference to ensure you are part of the ‘call to action’ for real change.
There have been efforts to reduce levels of inpatient care for people with a learning disability and/or autism, citing that hospitals are not where people should live. However, the latest information has revealed that while the number of people with learning disabilities in hospital has nearly halved since March 2015, there are still too many living in clinical settings when they could be in the community
The Government’s SEND and alternative provision green paper sets out its vision for a single, national SEND and alternative provision (AP) system that will introduce new standards in the quality of support given to children across education, health and care. The proposals are backed by new funding to implement them, worth £70 million
The Welsh government has announced that the Paul Ridd Learning Disability Awareness Training programme will be rolled out to all NHS healthcare staff in Wales. The training is designed to improve knowledge and raise awareness of the issues that people with a learning disability face when accessing healthcare services.
Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.
In the 90s, scientists believed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was nine times as common in boys than in girls. The science has moved on and the diagnosis rate has now slimmed down to 2.5 boys to every one girl. The diagnostic rates may have improved, but has this translated to females with ADHD being noticed and offered the early intervention and support they need to be and feel successful?
The continuation to completely miss the signs of ADHD in females or misdiagnose and therefore mistreat the person in front of them, has a significant negative impact on their mental health, their self-esteem, their chance of engaging in risky behaviours and their academic outcomes.
A CPI speaker with ADHD will discuss her lived experience, what to look for in your setting and how you can help.
The NHS Long Term Plan set an ambition that by 2023/24, at least 75% of people aged 14 and over on the learning disability register receive an annual health check, in a drive to tackle health inequalities for people with a learning disability.
A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirement
In 2021 the Extreme group and the CCG co-produced a survey that explored peoples preferred terms to describe autism. We also asked respondents to rate how much they liked and did not like commonly used terms. We would like to present the findings of this survey and what we did next.
St Giles Hospice created a programme to train people to talk about issues around end of life care with those living with learning disabilities
Waiting times for a diagnosis are too long and have been for years. Recent data shows the tens of thousands who are waiting for a diagnosis. This presentation will set out what must change to end the diagnosis waits crisis once and for all, to help create a society that works for autistic people.
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