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Autism, Challenging Behaviour, Positive Behaviour Systems

Sam Sly

Sam Sly

Sam is a registered social worker with 25 years of extensive experience working in regulation, health and social care as a field worker, commissioner and provider. She has an MSc in the regulation of health & social care. Sam is currently doing consultancy work for In Control, NHS England, NDTi and NEW Devon CCG. She spent the previous four years working with NEW Devon CCG on a project carrying out person-centred ...

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Zoe Thompson

Zoe Thompson

I am a Mum to a teen with autism and his typical younger brother and together with my husband, we have set up our own special school for children with autism www.brightfuturesschool.co.uk.  Our school brings a new approach to autism education in that it seeks to help young people address the difficulties at the heart of autism.  We use the principles and practice of Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) ...

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Gail Ranford

Gail Ranford

My name is Gail Ranford. I was born at the end of the 1950’s and my brother Gerard was born 2 years previously. He was my mum and dad’s firstborn and the people in charge at the hospital told them in the most awful way to forget about him. They said he was a "mongol" and they should go home and forget they ever had him. Thank God they didn’t listen. And so it all began……. I watched my ...

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Julie Stansfield

Julie Stansfield

Julie is one of the founding members and chief executive of In Control. In Control is a national charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution. Julie has over 25years experience in the health and social care sectors. Julie studied at Huddersfield university business, management and leadership with a strong particular focus on managing ...

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Jane Byford

Jane Byford

Jane Byford has worked all her working life in the care sector. She started in residential and nursing care and eventually qualified as a manager with a registered 5 qualification with Ling Trust. Since those days she has been one of the major hands on managers with many people coming out of assessment and treatment units, providing hands on help and support and getting people back into the community. Jane is highly respected ...

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Anna Feeley

Anna Feeley

I have 17 years’ experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, older people and people with mental health problems, working both within private and statutory organisations.  I am a highly motivated, strongminded person with recognised work experience within and around successful corporate structures and an excellent blend of qualifications. I have vast knowledge of Person- Centred practices ...

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Salim Razak

Salim Razak

Hi, my name is Salim and I work as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Community Team for people with learning disabilities. I have lots of experience in supporting people with learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions and other neurodevelopmental conditions such as Aspergers syndrome and ADHD. Some of the people who I support have issues with their mental health, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ...

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