The Hub: Theatre 1
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 last year included strategies for regulating emotion: Dealing with anxiety and anger; autistic girls; how social media positively affects autistic communication; diagnosis in adulthood; and empowering the family after diagnosis.
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.
Please note that the 2018 programme is yet to be announced but you can view last year’s programme by clicking below.
Friday 30th June 2017
Autistic entrepreneurs: Delivering innovative solutions
Jules Akers, Independent Nurse Consultant and Director of Bananas in the Pianos
Making employment law work for you
Becca Lamont Jiggins, Just Reasonable
Early intervention: How parents can work in collaboration with schools
Natalie Menagh, Inclusion Manager, SENCO and mother of an autistic five year old
The different obstacles autistic people face when accessing healthcare and the steps needed for change
Craig Kennady, Member of the Westminster Commission on Autism
Autistic and non-autistic fathering: Dads helping dads through support groups and networks
Phil Heslop, Father of an autistic young man
Family life and autism
Dr Jacqui Jackson and Ben Jackson
Identifying the barriers to employment and how they might be overcome
Dr Ross Cooper, Chair of AchieveAbility
Autistic girls: Strategies for success
Lana Grant, Author of From Here to Maternity
How the NHS and Local Authorities can better serve the autistic community
Peter Baimbridge, Salford Autism
Perceptions of autism: Who defines what autistic means?
Aspie and Me and Alexithymia: Surviving lifelong
sensory overload, misinterpreting facial cues and the benefits of music
Laurence Mitchell, Author and Trainer
Saturday 1st July 2017
How social media improves autistic communication
Empowering the family after diagnosis
Diagnosis in adulthood: The advantages and disadvantages
From special school to university: Parenting
strategies to help your child blossom
Fatima De Kwant, Mother of an autistic young man and
Founder of Autimates
Changing perceptions of autism via YouTube
Dan Jones, YouTube video influencer
Raising autism awareness: How to make a real difference
Chris Bonnello, Autistic Blogger at Autistic Not Weird
Strategies for regulating emotion: Dealing with anxiety and anger
Reading fiction to improve empathy and develop social intelligence
Melissa Chapple, Student at the University of Liverpool
Improving relationships, learning and communication
Adjustments in the work place to assist autistic employees and their employers