The Autism Matters Theatre

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 Research Autism.

Rita Jordan

Just some of this year’s highlights include talks from Prof. Rita Jordan, Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham; Dr Stephen Tyler, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University; Dr Caroline Bond, Fieldwork Director for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology at The University of Manchester; and Best Selling Author Kathy Lette.

Sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce noise levels in the hall.

Kathy Lette

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis so please arrive at the theatre as early as possible before the session you wish to attend to save disappointment.

 

Friday 30th June 2017

Time
Title
Speaker
10.45 - 11.25

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

11.35 - 12.25

Positive behaviour support in the home

Linda Hume, National Lead for PBS at The National Autistic Society

12.35 - 13.25

Exploring models of education: What works for autistic children?

Dr Stephen Tyler, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University

13.35 - 14.25

Creating positive educational experiences for autistic girls

Victoria Honeybourne, Senior Advisory Teacher, Trainer and Author

14.35 - 15.25

Autism diagnosis and education - Does a label help? The personalised approach

Dr Caroline Bond, Fieldwork Director for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology at The University of Manchester

15.35 - 16.20

Autism and happiness - What makes a positive outcome for autistic people?

Prof. Rita Jordan, Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham

Saturday 1st July 2017

Time
Title
Speaker
10.45 - 11.25

Updates and initiatives: A round up of current issues in autism research, policy and practice

Jude Brown, Head of Autism Knowledge and Expertise at The National Autistic Society

11.35 - 12.25

Catastrophising - Why we do it and how can we deal with it?

Lorraine MacAlister, Autism Training Consultant and Rachel Townson, Online Training Development Manager at The National Autistic Society

12.35 - 13.25

Early interventions for autism - Paediatric Autism Communication Trials, progress and future developments

Dr Catherine Aldred, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at Stockport NHS Trust

13.35 - 14.25

Supporting siblings in schools: Improving wellbeing and engagement with learning for pupils who have a brother or sister with autism

Monica McCaffrey, Chief Executive at Sibs

14.35 - 15.25

Autistic employment: Finding my niche

Jamie + Lion, Senior Accessibility Specialist at the BBC

15.35 - 16.20

Exceeding expectations - Our journey with autism

Kathy Lette, Best Selling Author

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