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ASC,LD and Both: Prevention and Avoidance better awareness and understanding of ETHNICITY and culture

A webinar co-produced and co-delivered by parent lived experiences by Venessa Bobb - A2ndvoice CIC and Hannah Otoo - SEN Parenting to increase awareness, acceptance and understanding of working with the African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic community for the impact of autism, learning disabilities and both.

Increasing awareness, acceptance and understanding.

The aims of the training will include:

  • Better awareness and understanding of ethnicity and culture differences within the African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic community communities for children and young people 0 - 25
  • Underlining issues leading to poor representation looking at health and inequalities
  • Introduce early interventions strategies on how to avoid hospitalisation
  • To reduce the numbers of children who are admitted to hospital or assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) for care and treatment
  • Better awareness of girls and young women in particular at risk of being sectioned
  • Looking at Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) from African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic community perspectives
  • To empower African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic parents, during a smooth transitioning process from CYP to adulthood – looking at the family, cultural values and independence
  • To encourage and support African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic parents in how to transition - Young people to adulthood live independently within the community in making their own choices

Lack of representation, resources, cultural differences and language barriers causes a divide in providing a proper care package for inpatients. It is astonishing that we are unable to find statistical data across the UK of people with Autism and other related conditions in the African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities.

There are major concerns that African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are not fully aware of the services within their local community, when we mentioned services such as Social Prescribing, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and HealthWatch.

*African, Caribbean, Asian & Minority Ethnic Communities (ACAME) Replacing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME)

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Working together

Events

Below are events that we are running or have ran. To access any particular event, please click on the link below the event.

Events are funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement. Maureen Banda, Mental Health Lead, Children and Young People’s Team, Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement. Tel: 077101 52992 - maureen.banda@nhs.net

Friday 27th November 2020 - Autism, Ethnicity and Culture Seminar, Hosted by Venessa Bobb with Dr. Prithvi Perepa – Author, Researcher and Lecturer in Learning Autism. Lauren Rochelle – Founder Mask Off Campaign and Lived experience.

https://vimeo.com/487053849/b053fa58db

Thursday 3rd December 2020 - 10.00 - 2pm - Better Understanding working with Minority Communities. Co - hosted by Venessa Bobb A2ndvoice CIC, Lauren Rochelle Mask Off Campaign and Dr. Georgia Pavlopoulou – ASC/LD IAPT Trainer, IOE - Psychology & Human Development, UCL Institute of Education and UCL Subsidiary Supervisor.

https://vimeo.com/487044180/686204db43

Friday 11th December 2020 - 10.00 - 1pm - Better awareness of girls and young women in particular at risk of being sectioned. Hosted by Hannah Otoo. With Venessa Bobb – A2ndvoice CIC, Julia Gerrard – My Beautiful Daughter – Shola, Esther Jenekle – Mother of dependent autistic young woman and Lauren Fernandez. – Mask Off Campaign – Lived experience.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ag2d40mzQP6_5B5m_DSKQw

Thursday 17th December 2020 – 2 – 4pm - Early Intervention Strategies and Avoid Hospitalisation. Hosted by Venessa Bobb, Lauren Rochelle and With Hannah Otoo – SEN Parenting / SEND UK Solutions and Adanna Williams.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Lp5U4pARlKRL0x9z57B1w

Thursday 7th January 2021 – 2 - 4pm - Reduce the numbers of children who are admitted to hospital or assessment and treatment units (ATUs) for care and treatment. With Hannah Otoo.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NnpMLDMmR-um7yaNn1OGOA

Thursday 14th January 2021 – 2 – 4pm - Looking at Care,Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRs) perspective for African,Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities with Hannah Otoo.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g_u1shoPQmycOCX_46y5TA

Friday 15 January 2021 10:30 - 12.30pm - Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Autistic and ADHD Adults (18 - 25) With Venessa Bobb, Hannah Otoo and Lauren Rochelle.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_835gk9xcT2aonbeW_wTNYA

Thursday 21st January 2021 - 11.00 - 3pm - Underlining issues leading to poor representation looking at health and inequalities with Hannah Otoo, Venessa Bobb & Lauren Rochelle.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k_PmOfk6QO6dHYRgT2jvig

Thursday 28th January 2021 - 11.00 - 3pm - Looking at information on eye, dental and hearing checks from 0 – 25, directed at the African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic families to explain the importance of health checks. Hosted by Hannah Otoo, Venessa Bobb & Lauren Rochelle.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8YYHBVY3T5aTuLGVyNuwpQ

Thursday 4th February 2021 - 10.30 - 3pm - Empower African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic parents, during a smooth transitioning process from CYP to adulthood – looking at the family, cultural values and independence. Hosted by Hannah Otoo, Venessa Bobb & Lauren Rochelle. With Melissa Simmons – Mistaught, Sola Ogunde - Senior Education Practitioner, Autism Consultant and Advocate - Jesse’s Place Foundation.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-EA-8879QlWX1QTvST5T_Q

Webinar 11 - Thursday 11th February 2021 10.30 - 3pm

To encourage and support African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic parents in how to transition - Young people to adulthood live independently within the community in making their own choices

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uzB_2PBHT_-p_6UNyDebEw

Ethnicity Minority and Learning Disability, Autism and Both - Recorded

https://vimeo.com/443851550/add6fb573c

Who are we?

Who are We?

Venessa Bobb - A2ndvoice CIC

A2ndvoice CIC are a non-for-profit organisation running various projects and events focusing on the needs of autistic people and their families. We host parents and carers groups, family events, workshops, bespoke packages and 1:1 support. We specialise in running virtual presentation. looking at cultural perspectives and values. Currently a member of The All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism Advisory Group and Branch Officer for the Lambeth Autism Group.

Hannah Otoo - SEN Parenting & Rex Yankey Otoo Foundation - REYO Foundation

SEN Parenting is a newly constituted charitable incorporated organisation, set up in March 2020. The purpose of the charity is to train parents and carers who do not have the knowledge and lack skills to support or be advocates for their children with autism and learning difficulties. SEN Parenting was set up by the Rex Yankey Otoo Foundation (REYO Foundation), a non-for-profit organisation based both in the UK and Africa and has almost ten years’ experience in working with families and professionals.

Useful Links

Below are useful links that maybe of use to you.

Useful Links

Please click on the buttons below to access any of the sites.

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice.

Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines (STOMP).

Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics.

Always - Helping To Get Children Home From Mental Health Hospitals

Challenge Behaviour Foundation.

ADHD & ASC Outpatient Services

National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Adult Autism Psychological Therapies Service

Council of Disabled Children

All-Party Parliamentary Groups - All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism

All Party Parliamentary Group on Learning Disability

All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability

All Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties

All Party Parliamentary Group on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

All Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology

Autism, Ethnicity and Culture – Working with Children and Families from Minority Communities Dr. Prithivi Perepa.

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ACAME Online Workshops - Webinars

We are providing webinars regularly. Please see our list below and we look forward to seeing you at our events.

Webinar 1 - Friday 27th November 2020 - 10.30 to 3.30 pm - Guest Speakers and Specialists for Professionals and Autistic People Autism, Ethnicity and Race Conference – Autism Specialist, Autistic Speakers and Parents/carers perspectives -

Webinar 1

Webinar 2 - Thursday 3rd December 2020 - 10.30 - 12pm - Better awareness and understanding of ethnicity and culture differences within African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities for children and young people 0 - 25

Webinar 2

Webinar 3 - Friday 11th December 2020 - 10.30 - 2pm - Better awareness of girls and young women in particular at risk of being sectioned.

Webinar 3

Webinar 4 - Thursday 17th December 2020 - 10.30 - 2pm - Introduce early interventions strategies on how to avoid hospitalisation.

Webinar 4

Webinar 5 - Thursday 7th January 2021 - 10.30 - 2pm - Reduce the numbers of children who are admitted to hospital or assessment and treatment units (ATUs) for care and treatment.

Webinar 5

Webinar 6 - Thursday 14th January 2021 - 10.30 - 2pm - Looking at Care, Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRs) perspective for African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities.

Webinar 6

Webinar 7 - Friday 15th January 2021 - 10.30 - 12.30pm - Non Violent Resistance.

Webinar 7

Webinar 8 - Thursday 21st January 2021 - 10.30 - 2pm - Underlining issues leading to poor representation looking at health and inequalities.

Webinar 8

Webinar 9 - Thursday 28th January 2021 - 10.30 - 3.30pm - Looking at information on eye, dental and hearing checks from 0 – 25, directed at the African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic families to explain the importance of health checks.

Webinar 9

Webinar 10 - Thursday 4th February 2021 - 10.30 - 3.30pm - Empower African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic parents, during a smooth transitioning process from CYP to adulthood – looking at the family, cultural values and independence .

Webinar 10

Webinar 11 - Thursday 11th February 2021 10.30 - 3pm - To encourage and support African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic parents in how to transition - Young people to adulthood live independently within the community in making their own choices.

Webinar 11

Ethnicity Minority and Learning Disability, Autism and Both - Recorded

Maureen Banda

Funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement - Maureen Banda, Mental Health Lead, Children and Young People’s Team, Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme, NHS England and NHS ImprovementTel: 077101 52992 maureen.banda@nhs.net

Renaldo Lawrence Renaldo Lawrence is an author, educator and motivational speaker. His work with technology in the education industry has transformed the schools he has worked in by improving communication between all stake holders from faculty staff to students and parents. This work has not only improved communication but has helped to raise the profile of these institutions he has worked in.

Renaldo is an LinkedIn Author, Adobe Education Leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Educator Trainer, and an Advanced Skills teacher. He holds his Master’s in Education.

Renaldo's job is to provide technical support and create the interactive content to help these organisations be successful. Families with artistic or special need children who want to learn how to use Google Drive please get in contact at elearning@A2ndvoice.com.

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