Northampton Multiplier Event (ESIPP)

Preece, D. (Organiser)

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Description

This one-day ME was held at the King’s Park Conference Centre in Northampton, and was organised by Autism Concern. It was attended by 100 delegates from across the UK. Following an introduction by Julia Hardcastle (AC), the ESIPP project and progress to date was introduced by David Preece (UoN), following which Ron Fortuna (TA) introduced the ESIPP parent education programme, curriculum and materials. Presentations were then given by partners from the three countries in which ESIPP training was being undertaken, outlining the situation faced by families there, how the training was being delivered, and its impact on families. These presentations were given by Jasmina Troshanska (MSSA), Sanja Aguila-Muñoz (CZA) and Nefi Charalambous-Darden (AASP). These presentations were supported by videos interviews with parents who had attended ESIPP training. Over a working lunch, delegates had the opportunity to see the ESIPP curriculum and materials and discuss the content of the sessions with the project team. In the afternoon, invited presentations were given by Debbie Elley, a mother of two children on the autism spectrum, focused on ‘the things that I wish I’d been taught’; and by Meike Illing-Whitby regarding supporting children to improve their motor coordination skills. The day was closed by Ron Fortuna and Angela Capper (TA) who answered questions from the audience concerning the ESIPP project.
Period28 Jun 2017
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United Kingdom