Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

To request a place on any of the courses below please complete a booking request form at http://www.theisabellatrust.org/apply-for-course/

No booking required for information sessions.

 

4th September  19

Makaton Taster Session
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 11.30am

This course gives a brief introduction to Makaton signs and symbols and teaches 30 signs/symbols and also the opportunity to practise using them to underpin spoken language. Participants receive a copy of the signs/symbols and a certificate from the Makaton Charity.

 

9th & 16th September 19

2 day Understanding Autism Course
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 2pm

This is an introductory seminar aimed at parents and carers who have a child who is awaiting assessment or has had a fairly recent diagnosis of autism for their child.

The seminar provides parents and carers with an opportunity to discuss diagnosis, learn more about autism and communication, and understand how to access support.

It aims to provide parents with opportunities to share experiences, strategies and approaches in order to help them understand their child and support them in the future.

 

10th September 19

Managing Challenging Behaviour
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
10am – 2pm

Behaviour is often misunderstood and we over look how the environment, our interaction or the structure impacts upon the person. So many incidents could be avoided if we understood what to do at what time. Often people do the right intervention but at the wrong time, then give up as its not working. Yet had they used the same approach at a different time the results could have been totally different.

This workshop is about looking at how external and internal factors all impact on behaviour. How we look for triggers externally but overlook the internal triggers and how this is shown in the body. By learning about the assault cycle and the times we can divert a behaviour. This can hugely impact on peoples own health and wellbeing let alone the child’s. This workshop will look at why you may have a day of incidents and how to stop that cycle.

 

11th September 19

Coffee Morning & Information Session
Venue:Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 12pm

Come along for a cuppa and a chat at one of our regular information sessions run in partnership with our friends from Liverpool Parent Carer Forum.

This week’s session we will be discussing visual support and the benefits. We will also have samples of the visuals available from The Isabella Trust.

 

12th September 19

Women & Girls on the Spectrum
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
9.30 – 12pm

This course looks at the identification, characteristics and support needs of autistic girls from the early years through to becoming young adults.

 

12th September  19

Social Stories
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
12.30 – 2.45pm

Lynn McCann is the author of “Stories that Explain” (a collection of social stories for primary children) and has been writing social stories for over 12 years.

This course teaches you how to write a social story using the specific structure advocated by Carol Gray. You will learn how to spot an ineffective social story and how to collect the right information to form your story focus.

 

13th September 19

Coffee Morning & Information Session
Venue: Knotty Ash Primary School, Thomas Lane, L14 5NX
10-12pm

Come along for a cuppa and a chat at one of our regular information sessions run in partnership with our friends from Liverpool Parent Carer Forum.

This week’s session we will be discussing the available support from The Isabella Trust and Liverpool Parent Carer Forum. What we have planned for the next few months and information on some of our new courses and projects coming up

 

19th, & 26th September & 3rd October 19

Understanding Autism
Venue: Phoenix Primary School
Birchfield Road
Liverpool
L7 9LY
10am – 12pm

This is an introductory seminar aimed at parents and carers who have a child who is awaiting assessment or has had a fairly recent diagnosis of autism for their child.

The seminar provides parents and carers with an opportunity to discuss diagnosis, learn more about autism and communication, and understand how to access support.

It aims to provide parents with opportunities to share experiences, strategies and approaches in order to help them understand their child and support them in the future.

 

27th September 19

Combined Sensory Processing & Sensory Strategies Course
Venue: To be confirmed
9.30 – 2.30pm

The aim of the course is to provide attendees with an understanding of sensory processing difficulties and how they can affect a young person’s ability to successfully access learning, play and social situations in the home and school environments.

Further to this you will explore practical intervention strategies (eg sensory diets) and how these may best be used to achieve positive outcomes for the child / young person.

 

1st & 8th October 19

2 Day Beginners Makaton
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 1 of The Beginners workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to Makaton and how it can support communication together with learning signs/symbols from stages 1-2 of the Core Vocabulary ( and half the Additional) – 120 signs/symbols. The day is varied with practical sessions and short lectures on how Makaton differs from BSL and also how to use Makaton signs/symbols to support learning/communication.

On day 2 of the Beginners workshop participants will learn approximately an additional approximately 120 Makaton signs and symbols from stages 3-4 of the Core Vocabulary plus the Additional Vocabulary.

Upon completion of the two day workshop you will have the confidence and skills to use the signs to support verbal communication on an everyday basis. You will also understand how Makaton differs from sign language and how to introduce signs/symbols to a child/adult with communication difficulties

Each participant will receive the accompanying Makaton manuals and also certificate from the Makaton Charity.

 

11th October 19

Eating Difficulties
Venue: To be confirmed
9.30 – 2.30pm

This course explores some of the reasons as to why children experience eating difficulties/”fussy eating” and how all those that care for and support the child can help to increase their confidence, motivation and ultimately the number of different foods that they eat.

 

9th & 16th October 19

Pathological Demand Avoidance
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 2pm

This course is delivered over 2 days, 10am until 2pm.
The aim of the course is to provide attendees with an understanding of pathological demand disorder (PDA), some of the behaviours children with PDA may display and strategies that may support them.

Through interactive learning sessions attendees will get the opportunity to experience and reflect upon the everyday challenges that children and young people with PDA encounter. Further to this, practical support strategies will be explored.

 

23rd October 19

Autism & ADHD
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
9.30am – 12pm

Increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed with both autism and ADHD. In this course you will learn how the two conditions present and interact in individual children.

 

23rd October 19

Autism, puberty & growing up
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
12.30pm – 2.45pm

This course provides an understanding of the issues and experiences around growing up that a young person with autism may experience. Lynn McCann shares some research, resources and practical ideas based on the work she has been doing with autistic young people over the years.

 

24th October 19

Recognising & Managing Emotions
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 2pm

An interactive workshop that focuses on interventions for recognising emotions and developing new skills for the child to self-manage

 

6th, 13th & 20th November 19

Sensory Needs
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
6pm – 8pm

This is a seminar aimed at parents who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing.

The seminar gives parents an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children with autism.

 

19th November 19

Autism & Anxiety
Venue:Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
9.30am – 12pm

This course is aimed at parents and carers and looks at autism and anxiety. The aims of the course are to support parents and carers to help autistic children and young people understand their anxiety and provide strategies to enable them to manage it throughout their lives. The course includes practical activities and resources that help.

19th November 19

Autism & Transition
Venue:Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
12.30pm – 2.45pm

The aims of the course are to support parents and carers to help autistic children and young people understand their anxiety and provide strategies to enable them to manage it throughout their lives. The course includes practical activities and resources that help and support the child or young person.

 

21st & 28th November & 5th December 19

Sensory Needs
Venue: Phoenix Primary School
Birchfield Road
Liverpool
L7 9LY
10am – 12pm

This is a seminar aimed at parents who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing.

The seminar gives parents an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children with autism.

 

23rd & 30th November 19

Pathological Demand Avoidance
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
10am – 2pm

This course is delivered over 2 days, 10am until 2pm.
The aim of the course is to provide attendees with an understanding of pathological demand disorder (PDA), some of the behaviours children with PDA may display and strategies that may support them.

Through interactive learning sessions attendees will get the opportunity to experience and reflect upon the everyday challenges that children and young people with PDA encounter. Further to this, practical support strategies will be explored.

 

14th December 19

Recognising and Managing Emotions
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
10am – 2pm

An interactive workshop that focuses on intervention for recognising emotions and developing new skills for the child to self-manage

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