The Hub: Theatre 1

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Gain insights from autistic adults sharing their lived experiences in The Hub Theatre 1, in partnership with Brain in Hand.

Just some of the presentations this year include: My positive approach to living with Asperger’s; Autistic girls: autistic experiences of puberty; Insights from an autistic teacher; Transitioning from an autistic teen to an autistic adult; Autism in the BAME community; and Masking, gaslighting, thriving and autism acceptance.

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.

TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
09.45 - 10.10Autistic interests: my biggest saviour and my largest barrierConnor Ward, Autistic Consultant
10.15 - 10.40My autistic world: parenting, studying and writing autistic storiesRosie Campbell, Autistic Author
10.45 - 11.10Autistic and working in television: navigating a people businessNick Ransom, TV and Digital Assistant Producer
11.15 - 11.40Autistic pride, stereotypes, stigma and learning to flyJoely Williams, My Autistic Wings
11.45 - 12.10Transitioning from an autistic teen to an autistic adultFinn McGwyre, Autistic Content Creator
12.15 - 12.40Unravelling my journey to late diagnosisRachel English, Autistic Speaker
13.00 - 13.25My positive approach to living with Asperger'sAlex Manners, Autistic Speaker and Author
13.30 - 13.55Being autistic and transgender - my experienceCasper Dawson, Autistic YouTuber
14.00 - 14.25AuDHD: where autism and ADHD collide!Adelaide Saywell, Autistic Content Creator
14.30 - 14.55The struggles of an autism diagnosis and how I’ve triumphed sinceDavid Wright, Disability Stockport Charity Autism Ambassador
15.00 - 15.25Autistic Ask Us AnythingPanel Q&A with a selection of our autistic speakers
TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
10.15 - 10.40Accepting my autistic self to live the life I want - motorcyclingJay Forrester, Autistic Speaker
10.45 - 11.10I’m a brown autistic girl - so, where do I fit in?Gee Bhamra, Autistic Speaker
11.15 - 11.40Girls on the spectrum: autistic experiences of pubertyVictoria Ellen, Autistic Speaker and Content Creator (Actually Aspling)
11.45 - 12.10The autism advantage - making the most of neurodivergent talent in the workplaceMichael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician
12.15 - 12.40The three most misunderstood autism traitsDan Jones (The Aspie World)
13.00 - 13.25How I express my autistic self through making comicsBex Ollerton (Schnumn)
13.30 - 13.55Being an autistic mother to autistic kidsMelissa Simmons, Autistic Consultant and Activist
14.00 - 14.25Supporting my autistic children led to my own diagnosisVenessa Bobb, Founder of A2ndvoice CIC
14.30 - 14.55Autism and employment: enabling a neurodiverse workforceAmber Okpa-Stothe, Autistic Speaker
15.00 - 15.25Autistic Ask Us AnythingPanel Q&A with a selection of our autistic speakers

Thank you to our partners