It’s the Event of the Year…

The Annual ADSHE Conference 2017

Joining the dots…working together in changing times

Friday 23rd June 2017

Conference Aston, Birmingham

 Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

Timetable, Keynote & Workshop Information |

Booking is now closed

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Travel Information | Car Parking

Car Parking £7.95 for 24 hours 8am-8am

Conference Aston Accommodation Website

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3 Excellent Keynotes

Sarah-Jane Peake  and Rob Martin  Birkbeck for All: Joined up thinking – creating accessible materials

Amanda Kirby Supporting Learners with Developmental Disorders… the Reality and the Complexity

Neil Alexander-Passe Dyslexia and Success: the emotional cost of success for individuals with dyslexia

22 Brilliant Workshops  

Thinking Aloud – A Metacognitive Window into our Thinking Patterns | Mindfulness & Study  | Writing speeds in HE  | ADHD experience, strategies and support | Creative Visualisation in SpLD Support  | Dyscalculia: issues, ideas and indicators | Dyslexia and the emotional cost of success |  Autistic Spectrum Conditions in HE: strategies for success | Facilitating an ADHD Support Group | Music exams and reasonable adjustments | Studying science and maths: tools and strategies | Compliance Ready! requirements for the DSA-QAG Quality Assurance Framework | Assessing for Dyspraxia | Professional Peer Supervision | Global AutoCorrect & the writing process | ClaroRead | Sonocent – breaking down barriers with Apps | DnA – A student’s integrated apps journey  Read&Write – overcoming challenges | Inspiration 9 Writing Strategies | Notetalker – Why are we talking notes? | Learning Labs – empowering independence

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Liz Ahrends Bursary – now closed for 2017

From February 2015 ADSHE members who have not attended within the last 2 years are invited to apply for an ‘assisted place’ on the ADSHE Annual Conference.

Please apply in writing to  stating in no more than to 200 words:

  • Why I want to attend the ADSHE Conference.
  • The current barriers I face in attending the ADSHE Conference
  • How will attending the Conference benefit my practice as a one to one Dyslexia/SpLD Specialist

Successful recipients May wish to submit a write–up on the Conference to  be published on the ADSHE website (subject to approval by ADSHE Exec).

Notes for Applicants:

  • Applications will be considered by the Executive Committee.
  • The closing date for applications is the last day of April prior to the Conference (please consult Conference advertising).
  • All applications will be considered and all successful applicants contacted (up to 3 assisted places will be awarded).
  • The Exec’s decision is final


Workshop Presenter Information

  • 1st Workshop Presenter free + reasonable travel expenses preferably by public transport [mileage only payable at 45p for first 100 miles].
  • 2nd Workshop Presenter half price.
  • Please book your train travel ASAP to ensure reasonable expenses and complete this expenses claim form and send with scans of receipts to for  reimbursement immediately the conference is over.
  • Please ensure you complete the booking form in order that we have your full details for your name badge, alternative workshop choices, dietary requirements and any accessibility requirements.

Presenters are required to provide slides, worksheets, handouts etc. at least 2 weeks in advance of the conference (by Friday 9.6.17) to ensure materials are digitally accessible for delegates. You will be contacted three weeks prior to the event to remind you.

Presenters are invited to submit an article to the Journal of Neurodiversity in Higher Education 2018 edition.  You will be contacted by the journal editor should you wish to submit.








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