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 the National Autistic Society.
Just some of this year’s highlights include talks from Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern, Presenters of Channel 4’s Are You Autistic?; Willard Wigan MBE, Internationally renowned micro artist; Prof Francesca Happé, Director of the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London; Prof Dido Green, Specialist Research Occupational Therapist at Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Michael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician.
Sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce noise levels in the hall.
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.
|10.30 - 11.05||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|
|11.15 - 11.55||Reducing anxiety and improving mental health in autistic children and young adults||Dr Sue Granger, Autism Practice Facilitator (Schools) at the National Autistic Society|
|12.05 - 12.45||Effective support for autistic children in mainstream schools||Sharonne Horlock, Strategic Leader at SEND|
|12.55 - 13.35||Social and communication difficulties and interventions in a classroom setting||Kay Al-Ghani, Specialist Advisory Teacher, Inclusion Consultant, Autism Trainer and Author, and Joy Beaney, Autism Trainer, Consultant and Author|
|13.45 - 14.25||Teaching strategies for autistic pupils||Clare Henshaw, Autism Team Leader at Brent Council|
|14.35 - 15.15||Supporting pupils with sensory difficulties||Professor Dido Green, Specialist Research Occupational Therapist at Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|15.25 - 16.00||Restoring positivity to the stressed classroom – an analytical approach to addressing challenging behaviours||Sue Stephens, Trainer and Consultant|
|16.10 - 16.50||Women and girls on the autism spectrum; missed, mis-diagnosed, misunderstood and mistreated||Professor Francesca Happé, Director of the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King's College London|
|10.30 - 11.05||Updates and initiatives: a round-up of current issues in autism research, policy and practice||Jane Harris, Director of External Affairs and Social Change at the National Autistic Society|
|11.15 - 11.50||Strategies for education, employment and happiness||Michael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician|
|12.00 - 12.40||Supporting your autistic child through school||Jessie Hewitson, Author, and Journalist at The Times|
|12.50 - 13.30||Small changes - making adjustments to deal with challenging behaviours||Sue Stephens, Trainer and Consultant|
|13.40 - 14.20||Mental health strategies - positive effects of stimming, embracing special interests and removing the mask||Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern, Presenters of Channel 4's Are You Autistic?|
|14.30 - 15.05||Building relationships and positive communication through video games||Keith Stuart, Author and Journalist|
|15.15 - 15.50||The inspiring personal story of the creator of the world's smallest handmade sculptures ever made||Willard Wigan MBE, Internationally renowned micro artist|