Autism Conference Autumn 2015

Part of the Octavo Partnership Conference Season

"Improving Outcomes for Children with Autism"

Conference Overview

Don't miss our upcoming one day conference organised in partnership by Octavo and Croydon Council for SENCOs, teachers and support staff in all early years, primary and secondary schools. Join us to look at ways of improving outcomes for pupils with autism.

Creating a supportive learning environment for pupils with autism

We're looking forward to hearing from key note speaker Dr Glenys Jones, honorary lecturer and researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham, addressing how mainstream schools can best create a positive learning environment for pupils with autism.

Understanding and addressing behaviour challenges for pupils with autism Led by Head of Chaffinch Brook School – Judith Azzopardi

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Monday, Nov. 9th, 9am-4pm

Room 1, 8th Floor, Leon House 233 High Street, Croydon, CR0 9XT

Keynote speaker

Dr Glenys Jones

Dr Glenys Jones, is honorary lecturer and researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham.

Glenys has been engaged in research into educational provision and interventions for autism for over 25 years. She led the research to inform the work of the Autism Education Trust and also the team that created The Inclusion Development Programme for Autism.


Delegates will attend one workshop in the morning session and one in the afternoon.

  • Attention Autism, Gina Davies from the Gina Davies Autism Centre (AM)
  • “Other kids don’t like having me in their group because they think I’m weird.” , Dr Jamie Galpin from The Bridge Special School, Islington (AM)
  • Using Lego to develop social skills, Susie Snow Independent Speech and Language Therapist (AM)
  • Making a successful transition to secondary school, Gill Chamberlain from Kensington Avenue Enhanced Learning Provision. (AM)

  • Are you clued up on visual cues? Fiona Robinson from Bensham Manor Special School (PM)
  • Become sensory aware,

    Shawn Powell Castle Hill Primary Academy (PM)

  • Literacy Difficulties and Autism, Anne Curry from the Croydon Literacy Centre (PM)

  • Making the early years environment accessible for children with autism, Helen Bull from the Social Communication Service Bromley (PM)

Parents panel

An opportunity to hear from parents about best practice approaches to working in partnership to achieve best outcomes for children with autism.


A range of local and national organisations have been invited and over lunch participants will be able to find out about support for children and families in their settings.

For more information about the conference please contact:

Denise Dyer, Improvement Officer – SEN Behaviour

Susan Moore, Educational Psychologist


Judith Lunnon, Improvement Advisor – Effectiveness of SEN Interventions

020 8726 6000 Ext: 15395

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