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Research evidence suggests that pupils with autism experience significant
issues in the development of a positive sense of self. Problems with
identifying who you are and finding your place in the world can lead to
feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and despair. All of these are
barriers to learning and achievement. This event will explore how and
why these problems might arise and together we will suggest ways of
working that might enable the development of a more positive sense of
self. Thrive is growing in popularity as an approach to enable children’s
social and emotional well-being. Together we will evaluate its potential
to support pupils with autism
Rowan School has just readvertised for a new headteacher. Details can be found at https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/headteacher-sheffield-472310
It is well worth taking a look at Disability Sheffield’s website. You can find out about the organisation and sign up for local and national disability news by visiting http://www.disabilitysheffield.org.uk/
The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge has an article published today in the Sheffield Telegraph. The focus is The Autism War and you can access the article at http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/opinion/education-education-system-should-help-autistic-pupils-achieve-potential-1-8365121
Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event. Nor is the event autism specific.
Wednesday 1st February 2017 1-5pm
One size doesn’t fit all: a conference about the shaping of childhood
“Sheffield Institute of Education will be hosting its inaugural ‘Children’s Conference’ and we want you to join us!
The conference will investigate the diverse factors which shape childhood; from reading to pop music, from family, friends and teachers, to politicians and the media. Together we will be thinking about how children’s lives are shaped by their experiences, the contexts in which they live, and their relationships with those around them.
Professionals and academics will be sharing their work into the diverse notions of childhood, multi-agency working and application of research into the lives of children, and you will have the opportunity to also share your experience and discipline knowledge.
Whether you are planning a career that will involve working directly with children, or just have an interest in children’s lives and want to help make positive changes, this conference will give you the space to debate/discuss, reflect and apply theory and practice”
Booking is at
One of The Autism Centre’s PhD students, Hannah Ebben, will facilitate a discussion on the programme My Autism and Me, featuring Sheffield’s Rosie King.
Free to attend and all are welcome
Please note that this is not an Autism Centre Event
ibk Initiatives are presenting two training events on PDA on January 23rd and 24th 2017. Please follow the link for more information.