Open Forum Events has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading producers of conferences focusing on the needs of autistic people and those with learning disabilities. With ongoing demand and support from delegates, supporters and sponsors, we are delighted to introduce the first of two events planned for 2023.
The Learning Disabilities and/or Autism: Building the Right Support conference will return to Manchester for a day of informative plenary presentations, exemplars of best practice, panel discussions and informal knowledge sharing. The agenda is designed to explore the existing challenges, and through contributions from experts by experience, practitioners, researchers and invested stakeholders, seek to improve and enhance the lives of those living with or affected by a learning disability and/or autism.
The summer of 2022 saw the publication of a new government policy paper- Building the Right Support Action Plan. With the belief that people with a learning disability and autistic people should have the right support in place to live an ordinary life and fulfil their aspirations, in their own home, the plan aims to achieve this ambition by:
The intention is to make further and faster progress and drive long-term change for people with a learning disability and autistic people.
This conference will seek to further the campaign for change and induce much needed improvements.
Join us at the CPD accredited Learning Disabilities and/or Autism: Building the Right Support conference where participants can come together to discuss the key issues, highlight the very latest developments, explore innovative ideas and exchange examples of best practice. Delegates will gain a true understanding of the current thinking which can be applied and positively contribute to their own circumstances, organisations and working practices to improve the lives of all those touched by learning disabilities and/or autism.
The evaluation of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism trial has shown that the training has had a positive impact on health and care staff’s knowledge, skills and confidence.
The development of specialist forensic community teams for people learning disability and autism has ensured equity of care across the secure pathway and bespoke packages of care that support people to live in the least restrictive environments.
Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.
A case study describing how partnership working between Dimensions, NHSE and Health & Social Care partners in Sheffield has redeveloped the site of a former care home in Sheffield to create apartments for five young adults with behaviours of distress, to be supported to live independently. It’s an optimistic and future-focused commitment to supporting young people who might otherwise be supported in residential or secure settings outside the city.
Shiva will be providing the background of STOMP, present the findings of her scoping exercise in primary and secondary care, and will be speaking about her role as a pharmacist non-medical prescriber within the Learning Disability Teams.
The pre-diagnosis process for many families who suspect that their child has an Autistic Spectrum Condition can prove to be a particularly challenging time, one where various issue may arise. These issues can range from accessing support and managing their child's behaviour to eventually obtaining a diagnosis, which can be highly stressful and time-consuming. This presentation highlights how first-person accounts of being a caregiver for a child with Autism are beneficial in restructuring resources and advocates for more effective support systems for parents during the pre-diagnostic process.
This case study demonstrates the impact a new bridging support model is having for people who have faced barriers to discharge, and how commissioners are engaging with the process across the country. LD Network is an organisation that forms part of the Catalyst Care Group, and is purely focused on complex discharges and admission avoidance.
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 requirements.
A significant number of neurodivergent individuals (including autistic individuals) progress to the higher education sector in the UK and worldwide. The evidence suggests that an incorporation of social model principles within education in supporting neurodivergent people is a fundamental factor in their achievements and success. UWE, on its path to pioneer inclusivity as a core organisational value, has supported a number of pilot projects directly encompassing the voices of students identifying as neurodivergent. These initiatives empowered organisational change to re-engineer students’ experiences in the HE sector and their attainment. Individualised support plans, specialised mentors, inclusive assessment processes, staff training, student ambassadors, a widening of scope of inclusive teaching and learning, are just a few of the strategies embedded within the Policing PCDA program at UWE. These developments are bringing about a cultural shift in redefining our concepts and practices in respect of ‘disability’ and ableism.
As the advancement of technology progresses we are seeing more evidence-based outcomes, that technology enabled solutions can achieve. Understanding what is required both now and in the future, the stakeholders involved and the barriers that that different stakeholders may face, is crucial to ensure, that technology enabled solutions are embedded into service delivery.
Covering pre and post diagnosis. How things began, the journey and where things now stand.
We know what the problems are, let's focus on the solutions. Hazel will share what works.
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