Asperger Conference 8th November 2014

New Forest Consultants presents

‘All Things Asperger’s’




Date: Saturday 8th November 2014, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


Exploring practical approaches to enhancing life for children and teenagers with Asperger’s/ HFA

The conference will offer a choice of talks, practical workshops and stands providing information on a range of different approaches and how they may benefit young people with Asperger’s/ HFA

All profits to support Wavelength for Girls and Women Asperger Support Groups, Dorset Adult Asperger’s Support (DAAS), the New Forest Parents Asperger Support and the New Forest Consultants Conference Fund.



Parents, Guardians, Students, People with Aspergers/HFA – £35      Professional consultants and practitioners  – £50




Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZE

We are not able to offer childcare on this occasion

Directions: Accessible from – A337, Brockenhurst Station (main line London Waterloo – Weymouth & Lymington /Isle of Wight ferry terminal), Brockenhurst College Map

There is ample parking, within walking distance of Brockenhurst Train Station, on the Southampton Bus Route. The above rate includes refereshments and lunch throughout the day.

Brockenhurst Campus

Please let us know if you have any mobility requirements




Lunch and a tea break, food and drinks will be provided. If you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements, please let us know.



The Conference Programme

Please choose 2 workshops from each rotation (one first choice and one reserve) and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

These will be allocated on a first come and first serve basis and notification of which ones you will be attending on the day will be sent via email one week before the conference.

We will do our best to give you as many of your top choices as we can, depending on interest.



Workshop Titles and Presenters

Each workshop runs for the full 60-minute rotation, therefore you will be able to attend a maximum of 3 workshops during the conference.

Each colour signifies the workshops offered at that rotation. Indicate your first and second choice for each rotation period and we will do our best to accommodate your request (on a first come, first served basis).




1 Understanding ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) – Vicky Boots – ABA Specialist
2 An Asperger Personal Perspective – An Asperger Adult
3 Practical Tools to support your child -Becky Bolger – Behaviour Specialist
4 Sensory Processing – Ros Irwin – Occupational Therapist
5 Positive Parenting –  Dr. Fiona Macdiarmid – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
6 The role of the Gut – specialist diets – Yvonne Bishop-Weston – Nutritionist
7 Social Skills for Teenagers -Cara Martin – Speech and Language Therapist
8 How to get a Statement – Mel Strachen – SENCO




How can Child Psychiatry help my child? – Dr. Fiona Macdiarmid – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
10 Practical Passport for scouts, school, after school clubs and leisure – Becky Bolger – Behaviour Specialist
11 Cranial Osteopathy – Annabelle Dawson-Moray – Osteopath
12 Supporting my Asperger Child in Education – Parent of an Asperger Child
13 Emotional Literacy – Barbara Browne – Specialist ASD Teacher
14 An Asperger Personal Perspective – An Asperger Adult
15 How to get a Statement – Mel Strachen – SENCO




16 Motivation and Rewards – Vicky Boots – ABA Specialist
17 Communication Skills – Becky Bolger – Behaviour Specialist
18 Sensory Processing – Ros Irwin – Occupational Therapist
19 Anxiety – Dr. Fiona Macdiarmid – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
20 Relax Kids – Sandy Teal – Asperger Specialist
21 Social Skills for Children – Cara Martin – Speech and Language Therapist
22 Montessori Approaches with the Asperger Child – Sarah Emerson – Montessori teacher
23 Nutrition and Behaviour – Yvonne Bishop-Weston – Nutritionist



How to Book

Either book on-line here or download the booking form here and complete and return by email to
or post to –

‘All Things Asperger’s’ Conference

Milford on Sea Library

2 Park Road

Milford on Sea


Hampshire SO41 0QU



Payment details:

BACS payments to:

Bank: HSBC

Account: New Forest Consultants Conference

Sort Code – 40-34-25

Account Number – 01516205

Cheques payable to New Forest Consultants (please ensure the name of all participants are on the back of the cheque) and post to the address above.



Programme of the Day

Information about various groups and display tables will be on hand throughout the day.

9:30 registration and coffee/tea (staff to arrive for 8:00)

10:00 Opening Comments – Sandy Teal, Chair of New Forest Consultants

10:30 – 11:30 Workshop Rotation 1

11:30 – 11:45 BREAK

11:45 – 12:45 Workshop Rotation 2

12:45 – 1:45 Lunch

1:45 – 2:45 Workshop Rotation 3

2:45 – 3:00 BREAK

3:00 – 3:50 Panel Questions – with prepared questions that will be collected throughout the day for the presenters of the workshops

3:50 – 4:00 Evaluations and Closing Remarks