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 Autism Assemble.

Just some of the subjects covered next year include: insights from an autistic teacher; perception and misconception – living with an invisible disability; being diagnosed in middle age; thriving as an autistic woman; and autism and bereavement.

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
10.30 – 11.00What is Autism Assemble? - The new online multi-media autism support groupConnor Ward, Autistic Speaker, Consultant and Vlogger
11.05 – 11.35My autism success story - From school to employment and beyondMichael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician
11.40 – 12.10My time at school - The experiences and challenges I facedAlex Manners, Asperger's Champion, Author and Presenter
12.15 – 12.45Imagination/executive function: My biggest flawTom Bowes, Blogger
12.50 - 13.20Thriving as an autistic woman, unintentional gaslighting, and autism acceptance Joely Williiams, Autistic Award Winning Speaker and Author
13.25 – 13.55How being diagnosed at 44 changed my life for the betterKelly Grainger, Co-founder of Hudia
14.00 – 14.30Button Moon sings the blues: Being autistic in the music industryRobin Jax, Record Label Owner and Musician with Autism
14.35 – 15.05Being an autistic teacher: My journeyHannah Bleasby, Lecturer in Health and Social Care
15.10 – 15.40How accepting my autism enabled me to help othersKathryn Moore
TimeTitleSpeaker
10.30 – 11.00What is Autism Assemble? - The new online multi-media autism support groupConnor Ward, Autistic Speaker, Consultant and Vlogger
11.05 – 11.35The power of autism - Life, career, and successDan Jones (The Aspie World), Autistic YouTuber
11.40 – 12.1018 months and counting - My adult autism diagnosis storyKevin Chapman, Autism Family YouTuber
12.15 – 12.45How to survive secondary school being autisticLauren Smith, Author
12.50 – 13.20It’s not about what you can’t do, It’s about what you can do!Adam Baker, Retail Assistant at Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier
13.25 – 13.55Insights from an autistic teacher
Chris Bonnello, Special Needs Tutor, Former School Teacher and Multi-Award Winning Writer (Autistic Not Weird)
14.00 – 14.30Perception and misconception - Living with an invisible disability George Quinney, Disability Manager at Solihull Moors FC
14.35 – 15.05It's okay not to cry - Autism and bereavementElla Tabb (Purple Ella), Autistic Speaker and Content Creator
15.10 – 15.40I was told I would never be employed because I'm autistic!Sez Francis, Autistic Content Creator

Thank you to our partners