POA Learning are delighted to announce a series of free webinars for September 2020 on the subject of “NEURODIVERSITY”.


Three guest speakers will be covering different subjects including Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Condition and ADHD across three days.

Autism Spectrum Condition

Professor Amanda Kirby

This 2 hour workshop will explain how Autism presents for males and females and what other ‘conditions’ often overlap alongside it.
Prof. Amanda Kirby will provide insight into the challenges that are relevant specifically in justice settings as well as the community and provide some practical guidance on how to provide understanding and support.

She will also provide some insight into strengths people have as well and how these can be harnessed.


Tuesday 22nd September 2020 : 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Wednesday 23rd September 2020: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Thursday 24th September 2020: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Congratulations! - You have ADHD!

Beverley Nolker

This webinar will explore the divergent and creative aspects of ADHD.  We will delve into the denial, disbelief, anger, rejection and blame that an initial diagnosis of ADHD can incur.  Embracing ADHD can, at times, seem impossible but the dynamic, inventive, spontaneous and energetic aspects can be nurtured with support and encouragement.  This webinar aims to look at how these can be cultivated to empower an individual with ADHD.


Tuesday 22nd September 2020 : 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday 23rd September 2020: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Thursday 24th September 2020: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Dyslexia - So much more than problems with reading

Janette Beetham

This webinar is for anyone wanting to gain greater understanding of dyslexia and co-occurring neurodivergent/neurodiverse ‘conditions’ – and it covers a range of perspectives.
The session includes an overview of dyslexia (and the co-occurring nature of neurodivergent/neurodiverse ‘conditions’), Early years and the potential impact on foundation education, exploring the potential impact while at school, college or university and looking at Dyslexia in the workplace.


Tuesday 22nd September 2020 : 10.00am - 12.00pm

Wednesday 23rd September 2020: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Thursday 24th September 2020: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

For our full press release about this event, please click HERE.

For further information, please contact: alison.manion@poalearning.org.uk

To access the webinars you will require Zoom.

Click HERE to download from their website with links to downloading for iOS or Android.

To ensure there are no delays on the day, please download prior to the start time of the webinar.