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 Kidz to Adultz South Free Seminars

2017 Coming Soon...

Free Seminars Sponsored by Kuradocs


seminar presentationSeminars are presentations covering a wide range of issues and interests to families, carers and professionals who work with children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs. Entry is free on a first come, first served basis. There is no need to book, however seminars are very popular and spaces are limited, you are advised to go to the appropriate room a few minutes before the start of the presentation to ensure you have a seat. The speakers will also be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have. For healthcare professionals, certificates of attendance will be available to collect on the day to boost your CPD portfolio.

Free Seminars

Kidz to Adultz South 2016

Find below this year's Seminars. The list of Seminars for next year 2017 is coming soon!


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Understanding and Managing Sleep.

This seminar will cover the role of the Sleep Practitioner supporting parent of children up to 16 with neurological conditions,.  It will look at why is sleep essential, sleep disturbance in developmental disorders, The two different stages of sleep , how the sleep-wake cycle usually works, the affects of Melatonin, what do you want to change about your child’s sleep? It will also advise on bedroom environment and a structured routine, sleep management and things to consider before starting a sleep programme.

Catherine Stone
Sleep Practitioner,
Cerebra, Yorkshire and environs.

Drafting a strong Education,
Health and Care Plan – top ten tips.

Children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability receive additional support at school through their Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). As a result of the Children and Families Act 2014 all Statements must transition to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) by April 2018. This seminar aims to inform parents, young people and professionals working with families how to draft the EHCP to ensure it is fit for purpose. It will cover the law and guidance applicable to the different sections of the EHCP and what to do when there is disagreement about, for example, the type or level of educational support or the school named on the Plan.

Laxmi Patel
Associate - Solicitor and Head of Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN) Expert,
Boyes Turner.


Successful transitions for those with more complex health needs.

This presentation will show case resources we are developing for young adults and share direct experiences from parents and young people.

Julia Hodgson
Practice and Service Development Manager, Together for Short Lives.

A day in the life at primary school for the girl with the curly hair - perspectives of an autistic child vs a neurotypical child.

We will look at a typical primary school day from the point of view of the girl with the curly hair (a fictional character with ASD). Using a story and comic strips, we will illustrate how different the day might be from the point of view of a child with ASD vs a child without ASD.

Dee McAlinden
The curly hair project.


Do we all want the same thing? Getting to positive outcomes in the manual handling of children.

This seminar aims to  support professionals in making positive long term manual handling decisions to encourage independence and effective outcomes.

Carole Johnson
Chartered Physiotherapist and Manual Handling Adviser.

Due to the popularity of this seminar and to meet demand,  it will be repeated at 1.30pm

Toilet training children with additional needs.

Children with additional needs may take longer to become toilet trained for lots of reasons.  Adults may have assumed that if they are delayed with other things they will inevitably be delayed with this; the child may not have the social awareness to understand that they should be starting to use the potty or toilet; they may not realise when they are wet or soiled; or may have a problem that delays toilet training such as constipation. This seminar will provide some suggestions on how to approach toilet training for children with additional needs and is appropriate for parents, carers and professionals.

Davina Richardson
Paediatric Continence Advisor,
PromoCon – Disabled Living.


Do we all want the same thing? Getting to positive outcomes in the manual handling of children.

This seminar aims to  support professionals in making positive long term manual handling decisions to encourage independence and effective outcomes.

Carole Johnson
Chartered Physiotherapist and Manual Handling Adviser.

Transition into the world of Work.

This seminar covers option for working age (16+) who are looking to transition into employment within the next year. The presentation will include offering a tailored approach to understanding each individual customers needs and creating a robust action plan detailing the support requirements and steps to overcome the barriers they may be facing into employment. These could include, work experience, work placements, work trials, confidence & motivational building, application support (both paper and online), interview techniques, apprenticeships, preparing for your new job & support for individuals once in employment to assist with sustainability. Customers may also receive support on a 121 basis or in group settings.

Stephen Marriot
Employment Consultant,

Disability Capability Team,


Supporting someone with learning disabilities whose behaviour is challenging.

Most children display challenging behaviours when they are young, but these fade as the child learns communication and social skills. Many children with learning disabilities find it harder to learn these skills, so challenging behaviours can remain the easiest way for them to have their needs met. From the experience of supporting her daughter, in this session Balwinder will discuss what challenging behaviours are, what the reasons for the behaviours might be, and how they can be managed.

Balwinder Sandhu
Local Champion,
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation.

Communication around sex &
relationships, personal social
health and emotional learning.

Helen Dunman has taught PSHE for all of her teaching career. She currently works at CHF where she has whole school responsibility for PSHE. She is also a member of SHADA, which promotes good sex education for all people with disabilities. Helen is particularly interested in devising ways to enable students who use Alternative Communication, to be able to talk about tricky, taboo subjects and will focus on this during her presentation.

Helen Dunman
Specialist Teacher
Chailey Heritage Foundation.

For healthcare professionals certificates of attendance
are available to collect on the day to boost CPD portfolios


Dates for your Diary
Kidz to Adultz North Logo
Kidz to Adultz North
17th November 2016
Kidz to Adultz mIDDLE Logo
Kidz to Adultz Middle
16th March 2017
Ricoh Arena,
Kidz to Adultz South Logo 
Kidz to Adultz South
8th June 2017
Rivermead Leisure Complex,
Kidz to Adultz Wales Logo
Kidz to Adultz Wales
to be announced
Kidz to Adultz Scotland Logo
Kidz to Adultz Scotland
14th September 2017
Royal Highland Centre,
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