Following feedback from last years event, the highlight of the
day was a training session on intensive interaction. This was
delivered by Dave Hewett Associates who are nationally renowned for
their ground breaking work enabling communication with people with
profound and multiple learning disabilities.
During the day the audience were transported to the beach, with
the sounds, smells, feel and tastes of a trip out on the seaside
with a sensory story. Everyone got ice cream on the 'trip' and one
day tripper got soaking wet, even though it wasn't part of the
Couldn't make the Sharing Day? Thinking of coming next year? You
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link below to see a short video of the day's events.
ICE Sharing Day 2011
There was even more learning on the day, Sarah and Jenny
from Anglian Community Enterprise showed how to use objects of
reference to enable communication and choice with those with more
Communication specialists and providers were on hand to
demonstrate the latest in high and low tech communication aids and
It wasn't just Essex we heard about, Leroy Binns, who is a
national campaigns assistant from MENCAP told us about their Getting to Know You Project whereby
people with a learning disability advocate for those with profound
and multiple learning disabilities.
Crafty Drama also treated the audience to their signed and sung
version of the upcoming Royal Wedding
The day was closed by Susan Carragher, Director of Libraries and
Culture who said she was "very impressed with all the work that had
been displayed today".
As a group I felt we grew and took away some wonderful practical ideas.
These will be used in multiple aspects of our work and lives .
The beach exercise/story rocked!, I found it particularly motivating and refreshing , this was echoed at a recent meeting with the ommunication leads for Essex Cares (post sharing day ).
Also made some good contacts for networking.
Looking forward to next year .
Comment posted by: Neil A-R on
07 April 2011 at 14:29
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