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 this 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.
|10.30 - 11.00||What is Autism Assemble? - The new online multi-media autism support group||Connor Ward, Autistic Speaker, Consultant and Vlogger|
|11.05 – 11.35||My autism success story - From school to employment and beyond||Michael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician|
|11.40 – 12.10||My time at school - The experiences and challenges I faced||Alex Manners, Autistic Speaker and Author|
|12.15 – 12.45||How acting helped me master my autism||Max J Green, Autistic Actor and Activist|
|12.50 – 13.20||The benefits of late diagnosis: Self-awareness and self-acceptance||Brian Bird, Autism Advocate, Blogger (Aspergers - A Lighter Shade of Blue) and Author|
|13.25 – 13.55||Lifestyle challenges facing the older autistic adult||Laurence Mitchell, Ambassador for the Older Adult with Asperger’s, Author and Speaker|
|14.00 – 14.30||Why masking can make autistic people vulnerable||Christine Lion, Author|
|14.35 – 15.05||Colours of sound: Synesthesia and autism||Patrick Samuel, Asperger Artist|
|15.10 – 15.40||How to raise an autism family - Myself and my son’s experiences||Dennis Deasy, Author
|10.30 – 11.00||What is Autism Assemble? - The new online multi-media autism support group||Connor Ward, Autistic Speaker, Consultant and Vlogger|
|11.05 – 11.35||The power of autism - Life, career, and success||Dan Jones (The Aspie World), Autistic YouTuber
|11.40 – 12.10||18 months and counting - My adult autism diagnosis story||Kevin Chapman, Autism Family YouTuber
|12.15 – 12.45||Autism and media - Sharing and harnessing autistic talent||Tony Rudd, VIBE Radio Manager|
|12.50 – 13.20||Thriving as an autistic woman, unintentional gaslighting, and autism acceptance||Joely Williiams, Autistic Award Winning Speaker and Author|
|13.25 – 13.55||Curious about autism? - One man’s quest for truth||David Burns MBE, Autistic Author|
|14.00 – 14.30||An autism friendly guide to periods||Robyn Steward, Autism Trainer and Author
|14.35 – 15.05||Special interests and how they shape our mental health||Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern, Channel 4’s “Are You Autistic?” Presenters|
|15.10 – 15.40||Should you disclose your autism at work?||Andy Burns (IndieAndy), Autistic Vlogger|