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National Autistic Society Education Roadshow 1
11 Oct 2011
This event was held in Liverpool on 11 October. To view the presentations from the day, please click on the links to the right or scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Education is a fundamental part of every child's life, but far too many children with autism are not getting the education they need. With the right support, every child has the opportunity to succeed. Parents and young people agree that knowledge of autism, more than anything else, helps children's needs to be met. However, many teachers say that developing autism knowledge is their biggest challenge when teaching children with autism. In order to support pupils effectively, staff need to understand pupils' needs, their behaviour and the motivation behind it – which is often different to that of children who do not have autism.

That's why The National Autistic Society, in association with Axcis Education Recruitment, has developed this series of five regional roadshows, so that teachers and other autism professionals can learn the tools and strategies they need to support children with autism effectively.

Featuring a range of expert speakers, these roadshows  provide education, health and social care professionals, as well as parents of pupils with autism, an opportunity to learn new strategies, share good practice and network. With expert speakers, targeted seminars and a stimulating panel debate, this event is a great opportunity to gain crucial knowledge about how you can best support children with autism.

More details: www.autism.org.uk/conferences/roadshow2011

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Welcome by the Chairs
Mark Lever, Chief Executive, The National Autistic Society and Jean Wilson, Managing Director, Axcis Education Recruitment

Steve Huggett, Director, Autism Education Trust
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Outcomes, standards and good practice with children and young people with autism in the context of the SEN Green Paper

Kay Ribbons, Autism Awareness Speaker
What school was like for me

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshment Break
Jane Green, Senior Consultant, NAS Education Support Service
Workshop Stream A: Practical classroom ideas for children with autism

Alasdair Bond, Curriculum and Day Services Manager, The National Autistic Society |
Successful inclusion: working together to achieve success Catherine Hays, Northampton College

Refreshment Break
Panel Discussion
Dr Barbara Jacobs, Founder, Autistic Intelligence
Recognising and accommodating autistic intelligence within an inclusive education framework

Questions and discussion: Session 2