The Hub: Theatre 1

Listen to the experiences of adults on the autism spectrum to gain direct insights into your past, present and future.

Hub Theatre 1 Speaker

Just some of the topics covered include strategies for regulating emotion; how social media positively affects autistic communication; autistic girls; diagnosis in adulthood; and understanding severe self-stimulation.

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.

Friday 23rd June 2017

10.25 – 10.55

How social media positively affects autistic communication

Connor Ward

11.00 – 11.30

Autism, music and mathematics: How being autistic helped me to become an accomplished musician

Michael Barton, Author of It's Raining Cats and Dogs and A Different Kettle of Fish

11.35 – 12.05

Autistic girls: Strategies for success

Lana Grant, Author of From Here to Maternity

12.10 – 12.40

The importance of a trusting, empathetic relationship and the challenges involved

Tessa Morton

12.45 - 13.15

Understanding severe self-stimulation and self-injury through sensory needs assessment

Sara Heath, CEO of Autonomy and Autonomy Plus

13.20 – 13.50

Identifying the barriers to employment and how they might be overcome

Dr Ross Cooper, Chair of Achievability

13.55 – 14.25

Making employment law work for you

Becca Lamont Jiggins, Just Reasonable

14.30 – 15.00

The benefits of late diagnosis: Self-awareness and self-acceptance

Brian Bird, Autistic blogger at Asperger’s, A Lighter Shade of Blue

15.05 – 15.35

Why autistic girls hide their true selves and how you can help

Amanda Hind

15.40 - 16.10

The different obstacles autistic people face when accessing healthcare and the steps needed for change

Craig Kennady, Member of the Westminster Commission on Autism

Saturday 24th June 2017

10.25 – 10.55

Autistic girls: Strategies for success

Lana Grant, Author of From Here to Maternity

11.00 - 11.30

How to be successful and achieve your goals: From being unemployed and in residential care to working full-time and living independently

Edward Manning

11.35 – 12.05

Diagnosis in adulthood: The advantages and disadvantages

Ronnie Pinder

12.10 – 12.40

Problems with imagination?: Executive functioning explained

Tom Bowes, Autistic Genius

12.45 - 13.15

Strategies for regulating emotion: Dealing with anxiety and anger

Katherine Uher

13.20 - 13.50

How an autistic person can learn social skills and develop self awareness

Dee McAlinden, Author of Downloading Grey Thinking

13.55 – 14.25

Autistic people using social media: How to make best use of them and how to avoid the pitfalls

Victoria Honeybourne, Senior Advisory Teacher, Trainer and Author

14.30 - 15.00

Raising autism awareness: How to make a real difference

Chris Bonnello, Autistic Blogger at Autistic Not Weird

15.05 - 15.35

How the NHS and Local Authorities can better serve the autistic community

Peter Baimbridge, Salford Autism

15.40 - 16.10

Improving relationships, learning and communication

Asia Dimitrova


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