Adolescence to Adulthood with Autism
14 Oct 2010
Making the transition in education, employment and independence. Held at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Delegates heard from senior representatives from the health, social care, education, housing and employment sectors sharing good practice models in delivering and commissioning services to ensure successful transitions into adulthood.

Programme
10:00
Geoffrey Maddrell, Chairman, Research Autism
Welcome and introduction by chair

10:10
Carol Povey, Director for the Centre for Autism, The National Autistic Society
Improving access to services to ensure successful transition

10:30
Joe Powell Living with Autism - Video Presentation
10:50
Helen Wheatley, Programme Director, National Transition Support Team, Council for Disabled Children
Supporting transitions to adulthood through local partnerships

11:20
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:35
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:05
Seminar A1: Supporting and facilitating person centred thinking and planning with people with Autism
Lesley Waugh, Person Centred Planning Co-ordinator, The National Autistic Society Dr Craig Small, formerly Chief Psychologist, Nottinghamshire County Council

12:05
Seminar B1: Delivering personalised accommodation and housing support
Alicia Wood, Partnership and Development Manager, Housing Options

12:05
Seminar C1: Complex Needs: Transitions, issues, and challenges across the spectrum
Belinda Blank, Transitions Lead, TreeHouse Jacqui Ghigi, Coordinator, Complex and severe learning difficulties services, Blackpool Council

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Richard Mills, Research Director, Research Autism
Barriers and opportunities in social care

14:15
Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
Afternoon Keynote Address

14:30
Question and answer session: Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
14:35
Annie Hedges, Fellow, The Office for Public Management
Findings from a local authority: Meeting the needs and aspirations of young people and their families

14:55
Andrew Stamp, Morgan Harris Burrows

15:15
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:50
Seminar A2: Supporting employment and training needs
Andrew Chiffers, Principal, Farleigh Further Education College Amy O’Leary, Transitions Coordinator, Farleigh Further Education College Emma Bailey, Occupational Therapist, Farleigh Further Education College

15:50
Seminar B2: Lost to Learning: Re-engaging high functioning young people with Autism
Brian Smith, Specialist Autism Teacher, Nottinghamshire County Council

15:50
Seminar C2: Personalisation: Self Directed Support, Support Planning and Brokerage
Sara Crookdake, Service Broker, The National Autistic Society Andrew Ellis, a person using an individual budget