We participated at many successful conferences this year and had a lot of interesting conversations with professionals from all over England. We will be exhibiting at the most important SEND events this year again and hope to see you too.
We participated at many successful conferences this year and had a lot of interesting conversations with professionals from all over England. It’s great to get first-hand feedback about our programme and find out about the challenges and successes education practitioners experience while working with autistic children and young people. These conversations help us to focus on our goal: to bring our programme to as many communities as possible – there is a growing need and the AET programme can really help. It’s also great to see the growing trend of speakers from different organisations (from DfE keynote speakers to independent experts) mentioning the AET in their speeches and signposting our stand to the delegates.
This year we exhibited at the Autism Shows in London and Manchester where our Young Persons Panel members delivered very successful presentations to large audiences. Both NAS Professionals Conference and Nasen Live in Birmingham featured great speakers and a very professional audience. Tes SEN Show in London is always very busy and this year wasn’t an exception. We met many post 16 practitioners at the Association of Colleges SEND Conference and spoke to SENCOs at the Barking and Dagenham SENCO conference earlier this month,
Next year we are very much looking forward to be part of the TES SEN Show North (24-25 April 2020). We have been asked to provide a keynote speaker and to organise a workshop for delegates delivering a Making Sense of Autism module to the audience. We will also exhibit at Autism Show London (12-13 June 2020) and Manchester (26-27 June 2020) again and at Nasen Live in Birmingham (3 July 2020). We will also support smaller local events and conferences, e.g. the Essex Social Academy on 26 February and the Autism Conference in Nottinghamshire on 28 February.