The Hub: Theatre 1

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Listen to the experiences of autistic adults to gain direct insights into your past, present and future, in partnership with Autism Assemble.

Just some of the subjects covered next year include: experiences and challenges at school; benefits of late diagnosis: self-awareness and self-acceptance; thriving as an autistic woman; special interests and how they shape our mental health; how to raise an autism family; and should you disclose your autism at work?

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.

TimeTitleSpeaker
10.30 - 11.00What is Autism Assemble? - The new online multi-media autism support groupConnor Ward, Autistic Speaker, Consultant and Vlogger
11.05 – 11.35My autism success story - From school to employment and beyondMichael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician
11.40 – 12.10My time at school - The experiences and challenges I facedAlex Manners, Autistic Speaker and Author
12.15 – 12.45How acting helped me master my autismMax J Green, Autistic Actor and Activist
12.50 – 13.20The benefits of late diagnosis: Self-awareness and self-acceptanceBrian Bird, Autism Advocate and Blogger (Autism Support Community)
13.25 – 13.55Lifestyle challenges facing the older autistic adult Laurence Mitchell, Ambassador for the Older Adult with Asperger’s, Author and Speaker
14.00 – 14.30Why masking can make autistic people vulnerableChristine Lion, Author
14.35 – 15.05Colours of sound: Synesthesia and autismPatrick Samuel, Asperger Artist
15.10 – 15.40How to raise an autism family - Myself and my son’s experiencesDennis Deasy, Author
TimeTitleSpeaker
10.30 – 11.00What is Autism Assemble? - The new online multi-media autism support groupConnor Ward, Autistic Speaker, Consultant and Vlogger
11.05 – 11.35The power of autism - Life, career, and successDan Jones (The Aspie World), Autistic YouTuber
11.40 – 12.1018 months and counting - My adult autism diagnosis storyKevin Chapman, Autism Family YouTuber
12.15 – 12.45Autism and media - Sharing and harnessing autistic talentTony Rudd, VIBE Radio Manager
12.50 – 13.20Thriving as an autistic woman, unintentional gaslighting, and autism acceptance Joely Williiams, Autistic Award Winning Speaker and Author
13.25 – 13.55Curious about autism? - One man’s quest for truthDavid Burns MBE, Autistic Author
14.00 – 14.30An autism friendly guide to periodsRobyn Steward, Autism Trainer and Author
14.35 – 15.05Special interests and how they shape our mental health
Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern, Channel 4’s “Are You Autistic?” Presenters
15.10 – 15.40Should you disclose your autism at work?Andy Burns (IndieAndy), Autistic Vlogger

Thank you to our partners