The Hub: Theatre 1

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Gain insights from autistic adults sharing their lived experiences in The Hub Theatre 1, in partnership with Brain in Hand.

Just some of the topics include: empowering autistic talent for a thriving workforce; overcoming the challenges of bullying as an autistic person; a journey of self-discovery after a late autism diagnosis; gift vs disability: what does it mean to be autistic; from student to teacher: an autistic perspective on educational transition; and having a learning disability and being autistic.

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.

TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
09:45 - 10:00The importance of showcasing autistic voicesConnor Ward
10:05 - 10:30From target to triumph: overcoming the challenges of bullying as an autistic personMax J Green
10:35 - 11:00Autism, identity, and belonging: my journey as an autistic Arab in the UK
Eiman Munroe
11:05 - 11:30From strengths to success: empowering autistic talent for a thriving workforceMichael Barton
11:35 - 12:00Diagnosed twice: unpacking my childhood autism diagnosis as a young adultFinn McGwyre
12:05 - 12:30Beyond the label: a journey of self-discovery after a late autism diagnosisCharlie Kiley
12:35 - 13:00The autistic opinion: developments in autism research and what they mean for autistic individualsOscar Hilder
13:05 - 13:30I’m not aggressive, I’m autistic: being an autistic black professional womanKate Peat
13:35 - 14:00Demystifying autistic maternity: challenges and triumphsLauren Fernandez
14:05 - 14:30Autistic burnout: setting boundaries to protect regulationChar Crawford
14:35 - 15:00The autistic lorry driver: maintaining a career on the moveStuart Harvey
15:05 - 15:30Autistic heritage: my findings on autistic multi-culturismAmanda Hind
15:35 - 16:00Beyond labels: exploring the intersection of being autistic and transMichael Arhin-Acquaah
16:00 - 16:30Autistic Ask Us Anything: Q&A SessionPanel Q&A with a selection of our autistic speakers
TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
10:05 - 10:30Gift vs disability: what does it mean to be autisticJoely Williams
10:35 - 11:00Connecting with other autistic adults to support one anotherJessica Dark
11:05 - 11:30An autistic person's experiences in schoolAlex Manners
11:35 - 12:00Surviving mental health challenges: finding myself through late diagnosisBrian Bird
12:05 - 12:30From student to teacher: an autistic perspective on educational transitionChris Bonnello
12:35 - 13:00Finding joy and focus: the role of special interests in autistic wellbeingLuke Poulton
13:05 - 13:30Bridging the gap: creating a more inclusive media workplace for autistic peopleHolly Smith
13:35 - 14:00Diagnosis acceptance: understanding autistic identityMansuray Bzadeh
14:05 - 14:30Unmasking the unknown: demystifying autistic pubertyVictoria Ellen
14:35 - 15:00Being autistic and self employed: the autistic comic makerBex Ollerton
15:05 - 15:30Having a learning disability and being autisticSez Francis
15:35 - 16:00Autistic Ask Us Anything: Q&A SessionPanel Q&A with a selection of our autistic speakers

Thank you to our partners