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; Kathryn Houlahan, Specialist Teacher in the Communication and Autism Team at Birmingham City Council; and best selling author Kathy Lette and her son, actor Jules Robertson.

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 23rd 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 Austistic Society

11.35 - 12.25

Reducing anxiety and stress in pupils to aid inclusion in schools

Kathryn Houlahan, Specialist Teacher in the Communication and Autism Team at Birmingham City Council

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

How sensory difficulties and anxiety can impact on behaviour and how to help

Caroline Lavin and Dr Helga Abernethy, Special Occupational Therapists at The NAS Radlett Lodge School

14.35 - 15.25

Using technology to develop social communication in autistic people

Dr Nigel Newbutt, Associate Head of Department: Design Communication at the University of the West of England

15.35 - 16.20

Exceeding expectations - Our journey with autism

Kathy Lette, best selling author, and her son, actor Jules Robertson

Saturday 24th June 2017

Time
Title
Speaker
10.45 -11.25

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

Jenny Paterson, Director for Scotland at The National Autistic Society

11.35 - 12.25

Employment and autism. What worked for me

Michael Barton, Autism Speaker and Author

12.35 - 13.25

A holistic approach to supporting autistic individuals

Geoff Evans, Independent Autism Trainer and Consultant

13.35 - 14.25

Improving inclusion for children with autism in mainstream settings

Jim Taylor, Independent Consultant at Jim Taylor Knows Autism

14.35 - 15.25

Positive behaviour support in the home

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

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

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