Webinars

You can join a live webinar right from one of the links below, also if you have not registered or acquired a ticket, you may do so via the links to each individual webinar.

Sunday

Dr Mark Brown Talks Puberty #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 13, 2020 9:00 am
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Mark has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities, autism and many other neuro-developmental conditions for over 30 years in many different capacities, which has included managing a residential long-stay home for adults with behavioural difficulties. Mark specialises in working directly with children, adolescents and young adults who have a range of diagnoses, and who are all struggling with challenging and/or socially inappropriate behaviour. Many of the young people he works with have difficulties in interpreting the boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable sexual behaviour, and this work has led him to developing an enhanced sex education course specifically designed for those who may otherwise be at risk of displaying sexually inappropriate behaviour. Mark completed his PhD at the University of Kent in 2019, with his thesis titled “I wish I had learnt to keep safe – sexuality and relationships education (SRE) for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition”. During the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre Online 2020, Mark will host talks on his most popular topics; “Puberty and Neurodiversity – Ready or Not Here It Comes” and “The Online World – Keeping your child/teenager safe”. Mark will also host 1:1 advice sessions, where tailored support will be given on a personalised basis.

IPSEA – SEN Law #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 13, 2020 12:00 pm
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At the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre, IPSEA will discuss "Assessment of SEN needs by the Local Authority: What are the expectations?" Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

Monday

Dr Mark Brown – Online Safety #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 14, 2020 9:30 am
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“The Online World – Keeping your child/teenager safe” Many children, young people and adults with additional needs can spend many hours of their day online. Whether this is using chat rooms, online gaming, social media or through sites of interest, the dangers the individual faces can be massive and widespread. However, often the online world can be a person’s only real social outlet. So how can parents, carers and professionals enable the individual to utilise such a useful tool such as the internet whilst keeping safe? Within this workshop, Mark will explore the internet and some of the many hazards. Mark will also explore potential tips and ideas on what everyone can do to minimise the risk to an individual with additional needs whilst enabling them to stay safe online. Mark has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities, autism and many other neuro-developmental conditions for over 30 years in many different capacities, which has included managing a residential long-stay home for adults with behavioural difficulties. Mark specialises in working directly with children, adolescents and young adults who have a range of diagnoses, and who are all struggling with challenging and/or socially inappropriate behaviour. Many of the young people he works with have difficulties in interpreting the boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable sexual behaviour, and this work has led him to developing an enhanced sex education course specifically designed for those who may otherwise be at risk of displaying sexually inappropriate behaviour. Mark completed his PhD at the University of Kent in 2019, with his thesis titled “I wish I had learnt to keep safe – sexuality and relationships education (SRE) for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition”.

Shona Murphy – Parenting from an Autistic Parents Point of View #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 14, 2020 1:00 pm
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At the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre 2020, Shona will be speaking about her experiences as an autistic parent to two autistic children. She will discuss topics including sensory experiences and executive functioning issues, and some of the social problems she had with the mum groups when her children were young. Shona Murphy is an autistic parent to two autistic children.Shona graduated on the Sheffield Hallam University Masters in Autism in 2018. As an autistic parent to autistic children, Shona’s studies and her engagement with autistic people have had a huge impact on her family and she has completely changed her parenting style. She now understands herself and her children better. They are all much happier as a result. Shona currently works as an autism trainer, public speaker and supporting autistic people and their families. Shona spoke at the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre 2019 at Magna, and discussed the topic of Fabricated and Induced Illness accusations amongst Autistic parents, as well as Autism in Women and Girls. Registration for this session is from 1pm, with an 1pm prompt start. For any queries, or for further information, please email contact@southyorkshireautismfayre.co.uk

Dr Temple Grandin Q&A Session #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 14, 2020 1:00 pm
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Temple is known internationally for her work in autism. Being autistic herself, Temple in her Youtube video 'The Autism Brain' (She requires everyone to watch this video first) what being autistic means to her and her life. Temple will then answers questions from the attendees.

Dr Luke Beardon – Anxiety #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 14, 2020 2:00 pm
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Luke will talk about anxiety in autistic children, prior to the release of his new book in December 2020 on the topic. Luke is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, where he runs various courses at different academic levels in autism, including a Masters postgraduate programme, and supervises Doctoral students. Luke has over 20 years of experience in the field of autism and has continued to research and consult in the area during his academic years. He has published and/or contributed to over 20 books and 100+ journal articles about autism during his career.

Tuesday

Dr Carrie Grant Talks Autism #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 15, 2020 10:00 am
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Dr Carrie Grant (hc) is a BAFTA award-winning broadcaster, vocal coach and advocate. Her TV and music career has spanned over 35 years. She was awarded a MOBO award in ’98 and a BASCA in 2008 for her lifetime services to the music industry. She has been awarded two honorary doctorates (University of Bedfordshire 2018, Middlesex University 2020). She has both the biggest selling vocal coaching book and online course in the world. She is currently a reporter for BBC‘s The One Show and co-hosts Radio London’s Saturday Breakfast Show alongside her husband, David Grant MBE. Artists she has worked with: Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Tom Jones, Paloma Faith, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack, Kirsty McColl, The Pogues, Sting, Take That, The Spice Girls, S Club, Will Young, Lemar, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Lovato, Manic Street Preachers, The Kooks, Norman Cook, Kylie Minogue. Carrie is President of the Unite Union for Community Practitioners and Health Visitors (CPHVA) as well as being the Patient Lead for the College of Medicine and an Ambassador for Crohn’s & Colitis UK, The National Autistic Society and The Diana Award. She is Mum to four children, three are birth children/one was adopted and all have special needs. Carrie is a keen campaigner and contributes to many forms of media on the subject of Health and Education. .

Stephen Connolly – Transitions #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 16, 2020 9:30 am
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During the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre Online 2020, Stephen will speak about his experiences of Higher Education, as well as the best way to manage transitions for autistic people during this time. Stephen is an autistic academic at Sheffield Hallam University, being the course leader on the MA Autism Spectrum degree, and lecturer on numerous other degree pathways. He has a keen interest in all things autism, with particular focus on inclusion in Higher Education. He comes from a Physical Education and Developmental Psychology background.

The Zaman’s – An Interview with an Autistic Parent – How We Feel #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 15, 2020 3:00 pm
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Graysons Solicitors – Wills and Trusts #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 16, 2020 1:30 pm
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During the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre Online 2020, Graysons Solicitors will discuss the options available regarding wills and trusts in relation to children, young people and adults with SEND. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the session. It’s very easy to put off making a will, or putting a trust or lasting power of attorney in place, but by doing so you are protecting your family’s future: making sure that, with as little fuss as possible, your affairs can be taken care of and your money and possessions go where you want them to go when you die. Making a will is easier than you think, especially with the help of our wills and probate specialists. We have many years’ experience of helping people to secure their families’ future by writing tailored and tax efficient wills.

Wednesday

Stephen Connolly – The Sensory World #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 15, 2020 1:00 pm
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During this session at the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre Online 2020, Stephen will speak about his experiences of the sensory world, and how it plays a huge part of the everyday life of an autistic individual. He will share what works (and doesn't work) when it comes to supporting someone with autism. Stephen is an autistic academic at Sheffield Hallam University, being the course leader on the MA Autism Spectrum degree, and lecturer on numerous other degree pathways. He has a keen interest in all things autism, with particular focus on inclusion in Higher Education. He comes from a Physical Education and Developmental Psychology background.

Chrissy Meleady – Equalities and Human Rights #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 16, 2020 12:00 pm
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At the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre Online 2020, Chrissy will speak about equalities and human rights, including when advocating for an autistic individuals rights. She will share her experiences including appearing in court and other relevant tribunals, primarily in relation to the issuing, or content, of ECHPs. Chrissy Meleady is the CEO of Equalities and Human Rights UK. She has worked in the field of Equalities and Human Rights for 35 years, taking various roles and holding different responsibilities, including being the CEO of Racial Equality Councils and the CEO of Regional Equalities and Human Rights Centres.

Airport and Travel #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 15, 2020 12:00 pm
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Dream of going on holiday abroad with your family? ☀️✈️-- Michael Connolly will be speaking at the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre about airports, airport assistance, flying and travel for those with additional needs.

Autism Angels #SYAFonline

Webinar date September 15, 2020 2:00 pm
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At Autism Angels they strive to balance the needs of the child with those of their siblings, parents and professionals. They understand that your role as a parent, guardian or enabler can be challenging and sometimes you can feel lost, worn down and exhausted. Their aim is to provide parents and families with a place where you feel welcomed, accepted and find the support and guidance that you need. They then hope that families leave feeling refreshed and with the tools needed to support your family. Autism Angels work with horses to support learning and to create ‘real life’ scenarios that can be then practiced and worked through. Horses are reactionary animals and have a range of emotions that create powerful and honest immediate feedback. Working with this model enables individuals, families and professionals to gain new insights into how they communicate, empower and connect with themselves and the wider world around them. When coupled with their coaching approach, they can create a very powerful platform to illicit change and empower to lead your best life yet. The centre provides lots of opportunities for new adventures and discoveries. By coming back to nature, giving your mind a rest for a while and letting the environment do the work for you, you really do begin to feel like a different person.