Empowering autistic voice and choice

The Autism Professionals Annual Conference 2018

7 & 8 March 2018

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Sponsors and supporters

We are delighted that both Axcis Education Recruitment and Axia are once again sponsoring the Autism Professionals Annual Conference and the Autism Professionals Awards. We are also pleased to welcome a new sponsor this year, Pulse Community Healthcare.

To find out how you can become a conference sponsor or supporter and to discover our wide range of sponsorship packages, contact Sophie O'Donoghue.

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About our Headline sponsor - Axcis Education Recruitment

Axcis Education Recruitment is the foremost supplier of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools in the UK. We have offices nationwide and work with a range of candidates, from TAs and teachers to therapists and school leaders. We would love to hear from you if you are looking to recruit any temporary or permanent SEND staff, or if you are seeking employment in this sector. Axcis provides quality people for day-to-day cover, long-term and permanent assignments. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to your needs and find you the right candidate, no matter how specialist your requirement may be. We consistently receive excellent feedback from candidates and clients alike and would welcome the opportunity to work with your school or provision.


About our Gold sponsors 

Axia ASD Ltd

Axia ASD Ltd is a Chester-based diagnostic service for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Difficulties and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, amongst both children and adults. Axia is founded and directed by Dr Linda Buchan, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a forty-year experience in the field of Autism and neurodiversity. Axia has a vastly experienced Multidisciplinary Team of diagnosticians including Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Mental Health Nurses, and prestigious trainers, authors and researchers in the field of Autism. Following diagnosis, individuals/families may access brief support sessions to make sense of their diagnosis and future hopes. Individuals/families may self-fund, or seek funding (with support) for, complex psychological/psychotherapeutic intervention where appropriate. Adults diagnosed at Axia can access a monthly post-diagnostic support group which hosts stimulating themes and guest speakers. Axia is committed to partnership, collaboration, empathy and innovation across all aspects of the service. Axia accepts self-funded and private healthcare referrals and is also an independent provider to the NHS (free at the point of access) for NHS Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, Vale Royal and Salford. In addition, Axia recently won the tender for diagnostic services of Autism Spectrum Disorder in North Wales Child and Adolescent Services. 

Pulse Community Healthcare

Pulse Community Healthcare provides specialist outcome focused support for both children and adults with a learning disability and/or autism diagnosis, who may present with behaviours of concern. Working in close partnership with commissioners, local authorities, local organisations, hospital teams, our clients and their families; providing bespoke healthcare services which are designed to meet the principles of the Transforming Care Agenda, offering tailored care for every individual we support. Pulse Community Healthcare has a proven track record of supporting a wide range of long-term complex-care conditions and a reputation for delivering excellence across all aspects of case management. 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.