The Hub: Theatre 1

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Gain insights from autistic adults sharing their lived experiences in The Hub Theatre 1, in partnership with Brain in Hand.

Just some of the presentations this year include: My positive approach to living with Asperger’s; Autistic girls: autistic experiences of puberty; Insights from an autistic teacher; Transitioning from an autistic teen to an autistic adult; Autism in the BAME community; 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.

TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
09.45 - 10.10Autistic interests: my biggest saviour and my largest barrierConnor Ward, Autistic Consultant
10.15 - 10.40Developing a "double mask" when autism and anorexia collideRemie Colledge, Autistic Speaker
10.45 - 11.10Untangling autism and chronic illness: supporting co-occurring needsCharli Clement, Autistic Author, Activist and Consultant
11.15 - 11.40Autistic pride, stereotypes, stigma and learning to flyJoely Williams, My Autistic Wings
11.45 - 12.10The autism advantage - making the most of neurodivergent talent in the workplaceMichael Barton, Author, Autism Speaker, Data Analyst and Musician
12.15 - 12.40My positive approach to living with Asperger'sAlex Manners, Autistic Speaker and Author
13.00 - 13.25Insights from an autistic teacherChris Bonnello, Autistic Not Weird, Autistic Advocate, Award Winning Writer and Special Needs Tutor
13.30 - 13.55How I navigated through work life being autisticMax J Green, Autistic Actor and Activist
14.00 - 14.25How supporting my autistic children led to my own diagnosisVenessa Bobb, Founder of A2ndvoice CIC
14.30 - 14.55How to survive as an autistic teenagerNatasha Baiguerra, Actor, Musician and Autism Advocate
15.00 - 15.25Autistic Ask Us AnythingPanel Q&A with a selection of our autistic speakers
TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
10.15 - 10.40Being an autistic teacher: my journeyHannah Freeman, Autistic Teacher
10.45 - 11.10How to survive an office job as an autistic personLydia Stott, National Autistic Society Young Ambassador
11.15 - 11.40The autistic uni survival guideLauren Gilbert, Autistic Content Creator
11.45 - 12.10Transitioning from an autistic teen to an autistic adultFinn McGwyre, Autistic Content Creator
12.15 - 12.40The "invisible" black female’s perspectiveLauren Fernandez, Autistic Consultant
13.00 - 13.25How I express my autistic self through making comicsBex Ollerton (Schnumn)
13.30 - 13.55How YouTube helped me to become my autistic selfMark Simpson Wedge, Autistic YouTuber
14.00 - 14.25Girls on the spectrum: autistic experiences of pubertyVictoria Ellen, Autistic Speaker and Content Creator (Actually Aspling)
14.30 - 14.55I’m a brown autistic girl - so, where do I fit in?Gee Bhamra, Autistic Speaker
15.00 - 15.25Autistic Ask Us AnythingPanel Q&A with a selection of our autistic speakers

Thank you to our partners