Listen to the experiences of autistic adults to gain direct insights into your past, present and future, in partnership with Brain in Hand.
Just some of the presentations this year include: My positive approach to living with Asperger’s, Autism and ADHD; How to survive secondary school being autistic; Transitioning from an autistic teen to an autistic adult; Insights from an autistic teacher; 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.
|10:00 - 10:15||Welcome and the importance of autistic inclusion||Connor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand|
|10:20 - 10:50||The autism advantage - making the most of neurodivergent talent in the workplace||Michael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician|
|10:55 - 11:25||My positive approach to living with Asperger's||Alex Manners, Asperger's Champion, Author and Presenter|
|11:30 - 12:00||Imagination/executive function: my biggest flaw||Tom Bowes, Blogger|
|12:05 - 12:35||Masking, gaslighting, thriving and autism acceptance||Joely Williiams (My Autistic Wings)|
|12:40 - 13:10||How we involve the autistic community in the development of our product||Connor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand|
|13:15 - 13:45||The autistic adoptee - from troubled childhood to autisticly awesome||Richie Smith (Awesometistic)|
|13:50 - 14:20||How to survive as an autistic teenager||Natasha Baiguerra, Actor, Musician and Autism Advocate|
|14:25 - 14:55||Being an autistic teacher: my journey||Hannah Freeman
|15:00 - 15:30||How I navigated through work life being autistic||Max J Green, Autistic Actor and Activist|
|10:20 - 10:50||Autism, accelerate the understanding||Dan Jones (The Aspie World)|
|10:55 - 11:25||Four years and counting - my adult autism diagnosis story||Kevin Chapman, YouTuber|
|11:30 - 12:00||Transitioning from an autistic teen to an autistic adult||Finn McGwyre, Autistic YouTuber|
|12:05 - 12:35||It’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|
|12:40 - 13:10||Autism and ADHD: living in a paradox||Ella Tabb (Purple Ella), Autistic Consultant and Content Creator|
|13:15 - 13:45||Insights from an autistic teacher||Chris Bonnello (Autistic Not Weird), Autistic Advocate, Award Winning Writer and Special Needs Tutor|
|13:50 - 14:20||Covid from an autistic perspective||George Quinney|
|14:25 - 14:55||Autism in the BAME community||Gee Bhamra|
|15:00 - 15:30||I was told I would never be employed because I'm autistic!||Sez Francis, Autistic Content Creator|
|15.35 - 16.00||How we involve the autistic community in the development of our product||Connor Ward, User Experience Specialist at Brain in Hand