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February 4, 2021

Meet our CPD Day speakers: Emma Sheakey from Learning Labs and Oliver Fenghour

by Rachel Pewsey posted in Neurodiversity.

Ayoa | Meet our CPD Day speakers: Emma Sheakey from Learning Labs and Oliver Fenghour
At Ayoa, we are passionate about neurodiversity. We want to ensure that neurodivergent individuals don’t feel forgotten and that everyone can use our collaborative whiteboard software to be more creative and productive – and ultimately, achieve more. In fact, Ayoa is an assistive piece of software that has been approved by the DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) for Student Finance England.

As part of our mission to help neurodivergent students get the most out of their learning, Ayoa is hosting a FREE virtual CPD Day on Wednesday, 10th February from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT). We will be joined by other assistive technology providers, as well as a host of neurodiversity experts and neurodivergent individuals, who will share their insights and give needs assessors and disability advisers practical advice on how they can best support neurodivergent students throughout 2021.

We’re excited to announce that we will be joined by Sector Lead at Learning Labs, Emma Sheakey, who will be giving us an exclusive look at the soon-to-be-released Learning Labs Plus, which will offer a new hub for mental wellness.

We’ll also be joined by Oliver Fenghour, Founding Director of Advance: The Disability Consultants, who will be sharing his personal experiences of Asperger’s Syndrome in the workplace and providing helpful advice for autistic graduates.

Find out more about our guest speakers below:

About Learning Labs

Learning Labs are an assistive technology support solution. Learning Labs Sector Lead, Emma Sheakey, will be providing us with an exclusive look at the latest version of Learning Labs, which is soon to be released. In addition to the existing Labs on assistive technology, study skills, accessibility tools and remote working software, the new version will also include a hub for mental wellness.

In her demonstration, Emma will introduce you to The Six Domains of Mental Wellness, a concept that was developed by Learning Labs to break down the daunting subject of mental health into manageable bite-sized chunks. Emma will also showcase the latest features including the ability to add bespoke Notes, Deadlines and Reminders, plus 11 new Lab suites including Inspiration 10, Caption.Ed for Windows and Claro Writing Helper.

All attendees will receive a free Learning Labs licence, which will include the latest version as soon as it is released.

About Oliver Fenghour

As Founding Director of Advance: The Disability Consultants, Oliver was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism at the age of 10. His personal employment experiences helped him launch Advance: The Disability Consultants in October 2019. Oliver has worked over the last year with clients such as Sage, Shell UK & Thales providing powerful, personal insights of how organizations must support and develop autistic talent within their workplaces.

Oliver will be taking us through his personal experiences in the workplace and will help provide some insight and advice on what autistic graduates can do to ensure that their employment experiences are successful. Oliver will be discussing the important interview questions that autistic graduates must understand and prepare for, particularly when it comes to applying for industrial placements and internships. He’ll also be taking us through the importance of a well-structured CV and what to include in it as an autistic graduate, as well as emphasising the considerable skills that autistic individuals possess and how it is a strength and not a barrier to opportunity.

Not claimed your free ticket yet?

Don’t worry – there’s still time to book your place on our FREE virtual CPD Day! Alongside Emma Sheakey and Oliver Fenghour, you will be joined by a number of exciting guests such as Nick Posford, the CEO of the British Dyslexia Association, author Sam Marsden, comedian Rosie Jones, Dr. Richard Purcell from TalkType and Ed McCann from Caption.Ed, plus many more speakers.

Watch this video to see the spread of awareness about neurodiversity and inclusivity in organisations all around the world. Click here to watch the video.

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