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 the National Autistic Society.
Just some of this year’s highlights include talks from Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern, Presenters of Channel 4’s Are You Autistic?; Willard Wigan MBE, Internationally renowned micro artist; Dr Glenys Jones, Honorary Lecturer and Researcher at Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham; Prof Dido Green, Specialist Research Occupational Therapist at Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Michael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician.
Sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce noise 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.
|10.30 - 11.05||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 Autistic Society|
|11.15 - 11.55||Supporting pupils with sensory difficulties||Prof Dido Green, Specialist Research Occupational Therapist at Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|12.05 - 12.45||Effective support for autistic children in mainstream schools||Sharonne Horlock, Strategic Leader at SEND|
|12.55 - 13.35||Social and communication difficulties and interventions in a classroom setting||Joe Butler, SEND Consultant and Trainer at SEND Support|
|13.45 - 14.25||Reducing anxiety and improving mental health in autistic children and young adults||Dr Sue Granger, Autism Practice Facilitator (Schools) at the National Autistic Society|
|14.35 - 15.15||Teaching strategies for autistic pupils||Gill Wade, Lead Advisory Teacher, and Jacki Tappin, Advisory Teacher, at Gloucestershire County Council|
|15.25 - 16.00||Dealing with challenging behaviour in the classroom||Dr Irina Roncaglia, Chartered Practitioner Psychologist at NAS Sybil Elgar School and NAS Clinical Lead|
|16.10 - 16.50||Autism over the lifespan||Dr Glenys Jones, Honorary Lecturer and Researcher at Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham|
|10.30 - 11.05||Updates and initiatives: a round-up of current Issues in autism research, policy and practice||Anna Bailey-Bearfield, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at the National Autistic Society|
|11.15 - 11.50||Strategies for education, employment and happiness||Michael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician|
|12.00 - 12.40||Supporting your autistic child through school||Jessie Hewitson, Author, and Journalist at The Times|
|12.50 - 13.30||Dealing with challenging behaviour at home - tips and strategies||Dr Sue Granger, Autism Practice Facilitator (Schools) at the National Autistic Society|
|13.40 - 14.20||Mental health strategies - positive effects of stimming, embracing special interests and removing the mask||Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern, Presenters of Channel 4's Are You Autistic?|
|14.30 - 15.05||Building relationships and positive communication through video games||Keith Stuart, Author and Journalist|
|15.15 - 15.50||The inspiring personal story of the creator of the world's smallest handmade sculptures ever made||Willard Wigan MBE, Internationally renowned micro artist|