The Hub: Theatre 1

Listen to the experiences of adults on the autism spectrum, and their families, to gain direct insights into your past, present and future.

Hub Theatre 1 speaker

The Hub: Theatre 1 has a seating capacity of 80 and sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce sound levels in the hall.

Hub Theatre 1 speakers

Just some of the topics covered include surviving at school, succeeding at work; teaching autistic girls: insights of an autistic teacher; challenging assumptions about therapy; and hope for the family.

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

We are currently finalising this year’s theatre programme. The full schedule will appear here next month. In the meantime, if you haven’t visited before, you can view last year’s programme below to gain a good impression of what the show has to offer.

Friday 17th June 2016

Time
Title
Speaker
10.10 - 10.20

Welcome and introduction

Julian Morgan and Russell Stronach from Autistic UK and Joseph Redford from Autistic Pride

10.25 – 10.55

Developing personalised flexible programmes of support for learners in schools (THE HUB: THEATRE 2+)

Dr Sue Sheppard, Senior Educational Psychologist for Real Psychology and the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism at The National Autistic Society

11.00 – 11.30

Surviving at school, succeeding at work

Michael Barton, author of "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" and "A Different Kettle of Fish"

11.35 – 12.05

Bullying: a self-perpetuating cycle of despair

Brian Bird, autistic blogger

12.10 – 12.40

Using echolalia to improve socialisation

Tom Bowes, "Autistic Genius"

12.45 - 13.15

Autistic people can be successful team-members

Neil Morgenstern

13.20 – 13.50

The "Bagatelle Model": exploring neuro-divergence

Dr Ross Cooper, London South Bank University

13.55 – 14.25

The BBC Neurodiversity Project: how employers must think smarter about employees who think differently

Leena Haque, BBC Neurodiversity Lead and Sean Gilroy

14.30 – 15.00

Removing barriers and challenging discrimination

Janine Booth, Co-Chair of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee and author of “Autism Equality in the Workplace”

15.40 – 16.10

Teaching autistic girls: insights of an autistic teacher

Amanda Hind

16.15 - 16.45

Yoga4Autism - how to unleash your full potential

David Ellams, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Yoga4Autism

Saturday 18th June 2016

Time
Title
Speaker
10.10 - 10.20

Welcome and introduction

Julian Morgan and Russell Stronach from Autistic UK and Joseph Redford from Autistic Pride

10.25 – 10.55

The European Referendum and Autism: the consequences of a Brexit for autistic people

Alan Borgers, Green Party Equalities and Diversity Committee

11.00 - 11.30

The Asperger Poets

Anthony Fairweather and Alain English

11.35 – 12.05

Great Interactions: celebrating the things that matter through photography (THE HUB: THEATRE 2+)

Polly Braden, award-winning photographer and Rashmi Becker, Cambridge PhD researcher

12.10 – 12.40

Pregnancy and motherhood from an autistic perspective

Lana Grant, author of “From Here to Maternity”

12.45 - 13.15

Autistics doing it for themselves: participation in academic research

Peter Baimbridge, Salford Autism and Dr Anat Greenstein, Senior Lecturer, Department of Professional Development and Educational Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University

13.20 – 13.50

Challenging assumptions about therapy and counselling for autistic people

Ryan Tebbit, MA Student in Counselling

13.55 – 14.25

Autistic not weird: insights of an autistic teacher

Chris Bonnello, autistic blogger

14.30 – 15.00

Hope for the family

Laurie Morgen, freelance speaker, trainer and mentor

15.05 – 15.35

Existenzzions: an autistic e-zine

Marcus Berkeley

15.40 – 16.10

Attitudes to autisticness: starting from a different place

Adam Sutcliffe-Brown

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