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 Brain in Hand.

Just some of the presentations this year include: Insights from an autistic teacher; My positive approach to living with Asperger’s; Why mental health problems have a high occurrence in autistic people; Girls on the spectrum: autistic experiences of puberty; Being autistic and transgender – my experience; and Autistic and working in television: navigating a “people business”.

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
10:00 - 10:15Welcome and the importance of autistic inclusionConnor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand
10:20 - 10:50Masking, gaslighting, thriving and autism acceptanceJoely Williiams, My Autistic Wings
10:55 - 11:25Insights from an autistic teacherChris Bonnello (Autistic Not Weird), Autistic Advocate, Award Winning Writer and Special Needs Tutor
11:30 - 12:00My positive approach to living with Asperger'sAlex Manners, Autistic Speaker and Author
12:05 - 12:35Autism and employment: enabling a neurodiverse workforceAmber Okpa-Stother, Public Engagement Assistant at Venture Arts
12.40 - 13.10How we involve the autistic community in the development of our productConnor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand
13:15 - 13:45From exclusion to Vogue: how I used photography to accept my autistic selfAlex Heron, Autistic Trainer and Photographer
13:50 - 14:20Tackling my autistic challenges and using them to educate othersTristan Jones
14:25 - 14:55Why mental health problems have a high occurrence in autistic people
Thomas Henley, Autism Advocate, Public Speaker and Online Content Creator
15:00 - 15:30The struggles of an autism diagnosis and how I’ve triumphed since
David Wright, Disability Stockport Charity Autism Ambassador
TimeTitleSpeaker
10:20 - 10:50Late diagnosis - rediscovering myself
Lauren Gilbert, Autistic Content Creator
10:55 - 11:25Autism, accelerate the understandingDan Jones (The Aspie World)
11:30 - 12:00The autism advantage - making the most of neurodivergent talent in the workplaceMichael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician
12:05 - 12:35Being autistic and transgender - my experienceCasper Dawson, Autistic YouTuber
12:40 - 13:10
How we involve the autistic community in the development of our productConnor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand
13:15 - 13:45Girls on the spectrum: autistic experiences of pubertyVicky Whiting (Actually Aspling)
13:50 - 14:20The autistic adoptee - from troubled childhood to autisticly awesomeRichie Smith (Awesometistic)
14:25- 14:55Autistic and working in television: navigating a "people business"Nick Ransom, TV and Digital Assistant Producer
15:00 - 15:30Accepting my autistic self to live the life I want - motorcycling Jay Forrester

Thank you to our partners