Empowering autistic voice and choice

The Autism Professionals Annual Conference 2018

7 & 8 March 2018

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To find out more about exhibiting and what's included in the exhibition package, go to our Why exhibit? page.

To see the exhibition plan and reserve your booth, click here

Exhibition open times

The exhibition will be open to conference delegates throughout the whole conference.

The exhibition will be open to the general public during the following times:

  • Wednesday 7th March 2.00 - 5.30 pm
  • Thursday 8th March 11.30 am - 2.30 pm

Unfortunately, refreshments and lunch will not be available for purchase on site, so please bring these with you if you need them.

Visitors will need to check in at the Conference Registration desk before accessing the exhibition. This is situated in the main foyer of the Harrogate Convention Centre (HIC) on King's Road. You will need to enter the HIC via Entrance 1, which is next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

To see a site plan of the HIC, click on this link and then scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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Exhibitor list


Stand #1: The National Autistic Society

We are the UK’s leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Until everyone understands.

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Stand #2:  Axcis Education Recruitment

Axcis are the leading supplier of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools in the UK. Providing teaching, leadership and support staff, Axcis has experience with all levels of recruitment across a wide range of special needs. Visit the Axcis website or contact your local office to learn more about how we can help.

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Stand #3:  West Heath School

West Heath is an award winning charity, day and residential school with a range of therapeutic provision; supporting High Functioning ASD 10-20 year olds in their personal and social development. We measure our successes in enabling our students to return to mainstream education, independent living or the world of work.

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Stand #4: Orkid Ideas

TomTag from Orkid Ideas is a simple and unique product for creating personalised picture schedules, timetables and checklists to support all areas of daily life. TomTag’s combination of colourful plastic tags and click-in symbol buttons make it one of the most portable, versatile and economical visual support tools available.

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Stand #5: Axia ASD

We are an independent provider of services to the NHS for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Difficulties as well as Complex psychological intervention, post-diagnostic support and systemic therapy. We accept NHS referrals as well as referrals from other sources for adults and children. We offer an extremely personal service and always go that extra mile to make sure our clients and their families feel cared for.

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Stand #6: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

JKP is the leading publisher in autism and related conditions, publishing authoritative and practical books for professionals, parents, children, and anyone whose life is touched by autism. Our books cover topics such as communication and development, relationships and social skills, teaching and assessment, parenting strategies and overcoming depression and anxiety.

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Stand #7: Elysium Healthcare

Elysium Healthcare is an independent provider of mental health, learning disability, Children and Education and neurological services in the UK. Elysium Children and Education - provides specialist services for children and young people which includes specialist education and inpatient CAMHS.

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Stand #8: Cygnet Health Care

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We provide low secure, crisis, rehabilitation, intensive support and residential placements for people with autism, learning disabilities and who may present with behaviours that challenge across 18 different services.

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Stand #10: Priors Court School

Prior’s Court provides specialist autism services to support young people age 5-25 with autism, learning difficulties and complex needs. The School and Young Adult Provision offer an autism-specific approach, highly trained staff and an adapted environment to develop independence, communication, choice-making, vocational skills and support inclusion in the community.

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Stand #14: T G Escapes Ltd

Design and build eco modular SEN buildings that are cost effective, built to last decades and ‘A’ Rated energy efficient.We provide a complete turnkey service, from conceptual design, planning consent, low impact building program through to completion.Providing an environment that Autistic pupils feel personal comfort, security and belonging.


Stand #15: Freemantles School

Freemantles Outreach Training delivers excellent high quality training specifically to support children with Autism. We can provide a range of training including bespoke packages. As the first accredited Social StoryTM satellite school we are also able to offer Carol Gray’s training on Social Stories and Comic Strip conversations.

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Stand #22: OM Interactive

OMI is a leading UK developer and provider of motion activated interactive sensory systems. Their unique gesture controlled systems deliver multiple benefits for individuals with ASD. Used as controlled stimuli, it is encouraging learning through imitation, improving communication, increasing attention span, self-awareness, reducing stress and more.

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Stand #23: Pulse Community Healthcare

Pulse Community Healthcare provides specialist outcome focused care and support for children and adults with a complex healthcare needs. Our vision is to increase personal choice and empower people with a learning disability and/or autism to live fulfilling and rewarding lives and be an active member of their own community.

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Stand #24: NAS Women & Girls Training Module

The National Autistic Society’s newest online training module aims to provide an insight into the potential differences experienced by autistic women and girls. This module aims to support diagnosticians to better understand autistic female characteristics and therefore enhance confidence to diagnose those individuals successfully.

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Stand #31: SEND Teaching School

SEND Teaching School is a partnership between West Hill and Linden Bridge Special Schools. We provide special educational needs, advice, support and training for Local Authorities, Colleges & Further Education Providers, Early Years Providers, Schools, Multi Academy Trusts, families, communities, organisations and businesses throughout London & the South East.

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Stand #32: Lighthouse School

Yorkshire’s first specialist free school, offering a personalised secondary education encompassing four cornerstones; Curriculum, Communication, Wellbeing and Life Experience. The school is destination focused, working with an outcome based charity who partner with specialist provisions to support young people’s journeys into employment programmes with national organisations such as KPMG and Yorkshire Water.

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Stand #33: The Children's Sleep Charity

The Children’s Sleep Charity offers accredited, evidence based training for practitioners to support families with sleep issues. Specific materials have been developed to support families of children with autism. Details of our national work can be found on our website.

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Stand #34: St Andrew's Healthcare

St Andrew’s Healthcare provides specialist services for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in medium / low secure and community settings; with a focus on supporting people with forensic histories. Treatment programmes include risk reduction measures (arson/fire setting, sexual offending, internet relating offending) as well as interpersonal, relational and occupational skills development. Services are based in Northampton, Nottinghamshire and Birmingham.

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Stand #36: Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

The Forensic Learning Disability & Secure Autism Service and the Secure Outreach and Transitions Team deliver highly specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation throughout a patient’s recovery. We deliver pioneering governed psychological therapies to all accessing our services alongside an extensive range of innovative treatments across the professional spectrum.

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