The Autism Matters Theatre

Hear the UK’s leading autism professionals, researchers and campaigners discussing the latest news and views on the condition in The Autism Matters Theatre in partnership with Research Autism.

Prof Francesca Happé

Just some of this year’s highlights include talks from Prof. Francesca Happé, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; Dr Stephen Tyler, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University; Prof. Jonathan Green, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Manchester; and IT Pioneer, Businesswoman and Philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley.

Sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce noise levels in the hall.

Dame Stephanie Shirley

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis so please arrive at the theatre as early as possible before the session you wish to attend to save disappointment.

 

Friday 16th June 2017

Time
Title
Speaker
10.45 -11.25

Updates and initiatives: A round up of current issues in autism research, policy and practice

Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism at The National Autistic Society

11.35 -12.10

Helping schools to address the social challenges facing young autistic pupils in order to build resilience and emotional wellbeing

Justin Price, Headteacher of Freemantles School

12.15 - 12.45

Celebrating 20 years of social investment

Dame Stephanie Shirley, IT Pioneer, Businesswoman and Philanthropist

12.50 - 13.25

Exploring models of education: What works for autistic children?

Dr Stephen Tyler, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University

13.35 - 14.25

Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)

Lorraine Dormand, Principal of The NAS Robert Ogden School

14.35 - 15.25

Ofsted criteria for SEND provision in mainstream schools: How we inspect

Matthew Barnes, Specialist Advisor SEND at Ofsted

15.35 - 16.35

Girls on the autism spectrum

Prof. Francesca Happé, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Saturday 17th June 2017

Time
Title
Speaker
10.45 - 11.25

Updates and initiatives: A round up of current issues in autism research, policy and practice

Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism at The National Autistic Society

11.35 - 12.25

Employment and autism: What worked for me

Michael Barton, Autism Speaker and Author

12.35 - 13.15

The impact of parent-mediated intervention for autism on long-term outcomes: The PACT and iBASIS trials

Prof. Jonathan Green, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Manchester

13.25 - 13.50

Supporting autistic girls through puberty: body changes, safety and other considerations

Lana Grant, Autism Consultant

14.00 - 14.35

When is behaviour not behaviour: How sensory difficulties and anxiety can impact on behaviour and how to help

Dr Helga Abernethy, Special Occupational Therapist, and Naomi Yelland, Behaviour Programme Coordinator, at The NAS Radlett Lodge School

14.45 - 15.25

Inspiring attention and communication in young autistic children

Gina Davies, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

15.35 - 16.20

A holistic approach to supporting challenging behaviour in autistic adults

Geoff Evans, Independent Autism Trainer and Consultant

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