We hope you will leave this conference inspired, informed and with deeper insight and some practical advice around improving wellness in people with Autism across a range of environments.

The conference

During the conference, you will have the opportunity to listen to renowned speakers from academia, healthcare, the criminal justice system and those with a lived experience of autism.

Where

Bradford City Football Club

Events Suite

Valley Parade

Bradford

BD8 7DY

 

When

Thursday 26th 

September 2019

09:00-17:00

You will be invited to engage with immersive and knowledge building workshops, browse relevant and inspiring stalls and network with a range of stakeholders and professionals.

The brochure

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The speakers

Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti

Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Research Director of the Centre for Autism

Professor Rita Jordan OBE

Emeritus Professor, Autism Studies

Ursula Philpot

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Dietician. Featured regularly in the media

Ros Blackburn

Renowned Speaker with a lived experience of Autism

Graham Firth

Intensive Interaction Project Leader: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust. Founding Director of the Intensive Interaction Institute 

Frank Slokan

National Autism Advisor for The Richmond Fellowship Scotland 

Marc Fabri

Lecturer and Researcher at Leeds Beckett University. Leads the Technologies for Health and Wellbeing research group. Advisor to the UK Government’s Student Loans Company

Susan Dunne

Adult with Asperger Syndrome. Author of the highly acclaimed memoir “A Pony in the Bedroom”. Animal Therapy and Autism

Abbey Goodwin, Clodagh Wall, Natalie Stuart, Abbey Gregory Lees

Social Work Health and Social Care students, University of Huddersfield. Researching differences in support and services for people with Autism between Norway and the UK

The programme

9:00 am

Registration, refreshments and networking

09:30 am

Welcome and outline of the day - David Newell

09:45 am

Autism and Neurology Research - Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti

10:40 am

Social Wellbeing and Autism - Professor Rita Jordan

11:35 am

Logically Illogical: Information and Insight into Autism - Ros Blackburn

12:30 pm

Lunch, networking and visits to the exhibitions

1:15 pm

Delegates will be able to choose one workshop to attend in this period
The Importance of Intensive Interaction Practises and Skills - Graham Firth
ASCs within a Prison System - Frank Slokan
Equine Therapy - Susan Dunne
Higher Education and Employment - Dr Marc Fabri

2:10 pm

Delegates will be able to choose one workshop to attend in this period
The Importance of Intensive Interaction Practises and Skills - Graham Firth
ASCs within a Prison System - Frank Slokan
Equine Therapy - Susan Dunne
Higher Education and Employment - Dr Marc Fabri

3:00 pm

Refreshments, networking and visits to the exhibitions

3:30 pm

Educational Wellbeing: A Comparison Between the UK and Norway - Abbey Goodwin, Clodagh Wall, Natalie Stuart, Abbey Gregory Lees

4:10 pm

Eating Disorders and Autism - Ursula Philpot

4:50 pm

Conference Evaluation and Feedback

5:00 pm

Conference close

The venue

Delegates will receive at hot food buffet, refreshments throughout the day and some useful resources to take away with them.

The venue is fully accessible with lift access and disabled access toilets. There will also be designated quiet rooms available for use by delegates on the day.

 

Delegates who are travelling to the conference and staying in Bradford overnight can book a room at The Midland Hotel quoting ‘Specialist Autism Conference’ to receive the following room rates: £59: Standard room, single occupancy B&B / £69: Standard room, double occupancy B&B / £10: Upgrade fee to premium room / £20: Upgrade fee to executive room.

Booking

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Bradford City Football Club
Events Suite
Valley Parade
Bradford
BD8 7DY

01274 789 789

conference@specialistautismservices.org