Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes

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Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes

Tuesday 12th March 2019 – Manchester Conference Centre

Open Forum Events is hosting their Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes conference.

The NHS is pledging to make learning disabilities and/or autism a ‘national priority’ in their upcoming 10-year plan. This conference will be concentrating on the support and services that are essential for people to thrive. Individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same basic rights to receive equity in areas such as healthcare, independent living, employment opportunities and accommodation. Removing the barriers and providing adequate provision is essential.

Discussion areas on the day will include:

  • Dealing with Complex Histories and Risky Behaviour
  • Transforming Care, Transforming People’s Lives
  • Supporting People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism and Dementia
  • Shared Lives
  • Supporting People into Work and in the Workforce
  • Improving the Health of People with Learning Disabilites and/or Autism

Confirmed & Invited to speak at this event include:
Chair’s Opening Address
Jane Harris, Director of External Affairs at the National Autistic Society (confirmed)

Keynote Address
John Trevains, National Clinical Director, Learning Disabilities, NHS England (invited)

Keith Bates, Director, Mutually Inclusive Partnerships (invited)

Tracey Garcia, Manager of Dimensions Quality Consultants Network, Dimensions (confirmed)

Alex Fox, CEO, Shared Lives (invited)

Dr Sunny Kalsy-Lillico, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham Community NHS Trust, The Birmingham Growing Older with Learning Disabilities and Dementia (GOLDD) (confirmed)

Steph Thompson, Managing Director, Waymarks (confirmed)

Yvonne Clarke, Managing Director, Pathways Community Interest Company (invited)

For more details contact Jonathan Smith on 0161 376 9007 or access the Open Forum website

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