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Restorative Approaches and Accessibility Conference
14th June 2019 | 9:30am – 3:30pm | Thornhill Church Centre, Cardiff
A key principle of restorative working is accessibility. People we meet through restorative interventions may have diverse additional learning needs and difficulties and may have experienced trauma. Unique unmet and undiagnosed needs may contribute to the presenting behaviours and harm experienced by all involved. School exclusion units, PRU’s, residential care homes, hostels and prisons are disproportionately full of people who are neurodivergent and may also have experienced high levels of adverse childhood experiences.
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Neurodiversity Celebration Week and Mental Health Awareness Week
By Ted Shiress
This is one very special week indeed – in fact it is two special weeks rolled into one! It is both Neurodiversity Celebration Week and Mental Health Awareness Week. During this special set of seven days where the sun and moon of good causes collide, or whatever metaphor you wish to use, it is important to remember that although there is similarity and an equal importance to both, the two things are quite different.
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