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Date(s) - November 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When:   Tuesday 21st November 2023,  1.00pm – 4.00pm

Where:  In-person at Bexley Civic Offices, Public Gallery West

No of Participants – Max 25 people.

Various practice and serious case reviews have highlighted situations where there has been an absence of the voice of the child. There has been a dramatic rise in the numbers of people being identified as neurodivergent in recent years.

In the Equality Act 2010, Autism is specifically named as a developmental disability. It’s definition and what constitutes a reasonable adjustment can be very difficult to define and will need some communication adjustments.

How do you understand another person just by looking at their behaviour, without understanding what it means to them?

How can we really empathise with someone whose experience and interaction of their environment is very different from our own unless we recognise that there is a difference?

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Karen Upton and will aim to help attendees communicate more effectively and hear the voice of neurodivergent people ( particularly children) by considering

  • Neuroscience theory of good practical use.
  • The meaning of disability for this group, their families and us.
  • Ways to evaluate the meaning of different words and behaviours exhibited by children and so to be able to react appropriately to normal autistic behaviour and help parents in their communication with and connection to their children.

This training is part of the pilot for charging for non- attendance.



Bookings are closed for this event.