Listen to the experiences of autistic adults to gain direct insights into your past, present and future, in partnership with PARC.
Just some of the topics covered this year include the benefits of diagnosis; making special interests work for education, training and employment; feeling different in mainstream school; pros and cons of autistic parenthood; a demonstration of differences between PDA and non-PDA autism; how I turned my autism into a career; senses and sensibility: findings from our Grand Sensory Survey.
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.
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.
|10.25 – 10.55||The National Autistic Taskforce||Dr. Damian Milton|
|11.00 – 11.30||Feeling different in mainstream school||Harris Evans, aged 10, and Melanie Pratt|
|11.35 – 12.05||Bullying - strategies to empower schools and victims to fight back||Brian Bird, Aspergers – A lighter shade of blue|
|12.10 – 12.40||A sense of belonging||Katie Graham|
|12.45 – 13.15||The benefits of diagnosis||Peter McFie|
|13.20 – 13.50||How to really help autistic people in your professional and personal life||Adam Sutcliffe-Brown|
|13.55 – 14.25||Pros and cons of autistic parenthood||Shona Davison|
|14.30 – 15.00||AspergerWorld: my autism's hidden hardships and gifts||Joely Williams (Colmer)|
|15.05 – 15.35||My life with autism||Max Green|
|15.40 – 16.10||Making special interests work for education, training and employment||Richard Semmens|
|16.15 – 16.45||Talent Autism, an extraordinary way to see autism and fall in love with it||Asia Dimitrova|
|10.15 – 10.45||Spectrum in science||Tomas Roberts|
|10.50 – 11.20||How PDA is more than just demand avoidance||Harry Thompson|
|11.25 – 11.55||A demonstration of differences between PDA and non-PDA autism||Sally Cat|
|12.00 – 12.30||Senses and sensibility: findings from our Grand Sensory Survey||Sarah McCulloch and Alex Mason|
|12.35 – 13.05||Janice: a progression of realities||Callum Brazzo|
|13.10 – 13.40||Autistic Pride and broadening autistic participation||Joseph Redford|
|13.45 – 14.15||How I turned my autism into a career||Connor Ward|
|14.20 – 14.50||How to raise actual autism awareness||Chris Bonnello|
|14.55 – 15.25||Autism and us||Libby and Kym Scott|
|15.30 – 16.00||My right to be how I am, and how I want to be||Adrian Edwards|