Future Events

Autism Modules for Semester Two at The Autism Centre

15-7508-00N: Autism: Challenging Behaviour and Communication

Level: 7 (M) Postgraduate
Credits: 30

The aims of this module are to inform you of a range of behaviours associated with autism, supporting you with developing a critical understanding of why these behaviours might occur and enabling you to formulate and evaluate strategies for intervention. You will also acquire an understanding of how communication skills develop in people with on the autism spectrum, explore the relationship between these skills and challenging behaviour and identify strategies for enhancing communication between people with autism and neuro-typicals.

Time: 5-7.30pm (plus Internet support)
Day: Wednesday
Venue: City Campus, Sheffield
Dates: 2011, starts March

15-7510-00N: Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism

Level: 7 (M) Postgraduate
Credits: 30

The aim of this module is to inform you about a range of possible sensory patterns experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum and to identify and evaluate possible interventions. The associated aims are to enable you to identify the sensory-perceptual styles of individuals, assess the impact of these on an individual’s ability to learn and to initiate relevant strategies and environmental changes to facilitate more effective learning.

Time: 5-7.30pm (plus Internet support)
Day: Thursday
Venue: City Campus, Sheffield
Dates: 2011, starts March.

For further information and an application form please contact:

Lynn Smith, Course Administrator: l.smith@shu.ac.uk 0114 225 5332

Two showings of The Horse Boy in Nottingham on March 9th and 10th. An inspiring documentary following a couple’s journey to help their autistic son. In aid of Rainbow Horses: using horses to work with children on the autism spectrum. For more information visit http://www.rainbowhorses.co.uk or find Rainbow Horses UK on facebook.

Free disability research events at Manchester Metropolitan University Posted on February 12, 2011 by The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

For those of you who are interested in disability research there are a number of events coming up at MMU. You can find out more by visiting the Disability Research Forum blog at http://disabilityresearchforum.wordpress.com/events/related-events/

  • Debates in Disability Studies Symposium II: Parenting Disabled Children (16th March 2011)
  • Critical Disability Studies Conference: Child, Family and Disability (5th April 2011)
  • Does Every Child Matter, Post-Blair’: The Interconnections of Disabled Childhoods’ – End of Project Conference (6th April 2011)

Conference: Addressing Autism / Asperger’s Syndrome

Friday, 20th May 2011, 8:30am4:30pm

Edge Hill University

Communication: The Key To Success – The 5th International Conference

For information go to  EDGEHILL.AC.UK/KEYTOSUCCESS

New activity services for personal budget holders

Do you, or do you know someone, who receives a Personalised or Self-Directed Budget?

Are you looking for new and interesting activities designed to help achieve a Care Plan?

We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 16th February at Sheffield Manor Lodge. 

This is Your chance to

–  meet Anna and Lian, our activity leaders

–  have a go and try out activities

–  talk through individual Care Plans with us

–  be reassured by our professional and friendly team

–  sign up for Stepping Stones or the Care Farm (NB: places are limited to allow you to have the best experience while with us)

Taster Sessions start at 10.00am until 2.00pm at the Discovery Centre. 

 For further information please contact Rosie on 0114 2835141.

Green Estate Care Services, Sheffield Manor Lodge Discovery Centre, 197 Manor Lane, Sheffield S2 1UJ


Parent Empathy Training Workshops..Posted on February 1, 2011 by The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Jayne Dore from The Asperger Training Company is offering 

Parent Empathy Training Workshops

a 2 hour session for parents .

Parent Empathy Training Workshops..

 look at the major dimensions of the ASD experience and encourage parents to look at similarities to these behaviours and feelings in their own lives and to share those experiences with the workshop facilitator and other parents.

For more information about  Jayne’s service visit: http://www.theaspergertrainingcompany.co.uk/da/104784 

The Bright Futures 2011 ConferencePosted on January 28, 2011 by The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University


The Bright Futures 2011 conference will take place on April 28 at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.  The theme of the conference is social and emotional development in autism. Cost: Parents £49; professionals £109. See link below for details


Autistic spectrum disorder and sexuality conference

“People with autism need access to good quality sex education like everyone else. Often, because of their communication disabilities, and the associated concerns from professionals and others around this, they do not get information in a way they can understand and
assimilate it.

FPA training has developed the Autistic spectrum disorder, sexuality & SRW training course to enable professionals to support people with autism around sexuality.

This two day course raises participants’ awareness of the relationship between sex and relationships and autism and improves their confidence and skills to enable them to work more effectively around sexuality with adults and young people across the autistic spectrum.

The next course takes place on 9–10 March 2011 in London and costs £200 per participant (FPA members receive a discount on this course).

To book a place on this course please download a booking form  If you would like more information on this course please see our web site or email training@fpa.org.uk