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.
|10:00 - 10:15||Welcome and the importance of autistic inclusion||Connor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand|
|10:20 - 10:50||Masking, gaslighting, thriving and autism acceptance||Joely Williiams, My Autistic Wings
|10:55 - 11:25||Insights from an autistic teacher||Chris Bonnello (Autistic Not Weird), Autistic Advocate, Award Winning Writer and Special Needs Tutor|
|11:30 - 12:00||My positive approach to living with Asperger's||Alex Manners, Autistic Speaker and Author|
|12:05 - 12:35||Autism and employment: enabling a neurodiverse workforce||Amber Okpa-Stother, Public Engagement Assistant at Venture Arts|
|12.40 - 13.10||How we involve the autistic community in the development of our product||Connor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand|
|13:15 - 13:45||From exclusion to Vogue: how I used photography to accept my autistic self||Alex Heron, Autistic Trainer and Photographer|
|13:50 - 14:20||How I express my autistic self through making comics||Bex Ollerton (Schnumn)|
|14:25 - 14:55||Why mental health problems have a high occurrence in autistic people||Thomas Henley, Autism Advocate, Public Speaker and Online Content Creator|
|15:00 - 15:30||The struggles of an autism diagnosis and how I’ve triumphed since||David Wright, Disability Stockport Charity Autism Ambassador|
|10:20 - 10:50||Late diagnosis - rediscovering myself||Lauren Gilbert, Autistic Content Creator|
|10:55 - 11:25||Autism, accelerate the understanding||Dan Jones (The Aspie World)|
|11:30 - 12:00||The autism advantage - making the most of neurodivergent talent in the workplace||Michael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician|
|12:05 - 12:35||Being autistic and transgender - my experience||Casper Dawson, Autistic YouTuber|
|12:40 - 13:10||How we involve the autistic community in the development of our product||Connor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand|
|13:15 - 13:45||Girls on the spectrum: autistic experiences of puberty||Vicky Whiting (Actually Aspling)|
|13:50 - 14:20||The autistic adoptee - from troubled childhood to autisticly awesome||Richie Smith (Awesometistic)|
|14:25- 14:55||Autistic and working in television: navigating a "people business"||Nick Ransom, TV and Digital Assistant Producer|
|15:00 - 15:30||Accepting my autistic self to live the life I want - motorcycling||Jay Forrester|