The programme is continuing to develop. Please keep checking this page and social media for updates.
09.00-10.00: Registration, networking and exhibition.
10.00-10.15: Opening remarks
- Stephanie Fraser, CEO, Cerebral Palsy Scotland
- Representative from Digby Brown Solicitors
10.15-10.55: Keynote: What does motor learning actually mean?
- Brian Hoare, Associate Professor at La Trobe University and Director of the Cerebral Palsy Group
11.00-11.45: Breakout sessions 1
- Let’s get active! – Dr Ailish Malone and Karen Brady, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, James Czencz, Australian Catholic University, Dr Karen McConnell, Queen’s University Belfast, Alix Crawford and Talia McDowell, Mae Murray Foundation.
- Disability: an inclusive employment opportunity, not a barrier – Vivian Maeda, Business in the Community, Elaine Boyd, Audit Scotland and Kasia Zduniak, Aegon.
- Introduction to Self-Directed Support and the SDS Pathway – Violet Keenan and Paul Barrowman, SDS Forth Valley.
11.45-12.15: Refreshments and exhibition
12.15-13.00: Breakout sessions 2
- Steps of progression with AAC – From early introduction to curricular access – Cheryl Stewart, Parent, Elaine Crighton, Speech and Language Therapist, AAC Advisor NHS Forth Valley, Joanna Courtney, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, CALL Scotland, Claire McMillan, Speech and Language Therapist, Cerebral Palsy Scotland
- Putting the humanity back into care – Rebecca Nicholson, Naked Brains Consultancy
- Stay up late! – Molly Tavella, Gig Buddies Glasgow, Michael McEwan and Kirsty Soutar
- Althea Study – Living Healthy Lives: Exploring the effects of growing older with cerebral palsy the use of health care services across the life course – Dr Sonali Shah, Nottingham University and Richard Luke, Scope
13.00-14.00: Lunch and exhibition
14.00-14.45: Breakout sessions 3
- Reachability: Seated fitness workshop – Lesley Nutton, Cerebral Palsy Scotland
- Adult Disability Payment, Year 1 – Douglas McAndrew, Digby Brown Solicitors
- Fostering inclusive education: Ciara McCarthy and Cara Devaney
- ‘Community versus Cure’: advocating for an holistic view on children’s cerebral palsy care: Carrie-Ann Lightley and Heather Lacey
14.45-15.30: Panel discussion session
- Hosted by Michael McEwan
15:30-17.30: Drinks reception, supported by Thomas Bradley & Co.
Delegates are warmly invited to attend a complimentary drinks reception. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other delegates, speakers and supporters and meet our new gift in Wills partners, Thomas Bradley & Co. Come along and find out more about their gifts in Wills service, and how you can support people with cerebral palsy by leaving a gift in your Will to Cerebral Palsy Scotland.