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Autism Oxford UK Conference 2022. Neurodiversity & The Diversity of Autism

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Autism Oxford UK is hosting a conference! Our theme for 2022 is ‘Neurodiversity & The Diversity of Autism'

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It's been a very much anticipated wait but, Autism Oxford UK are pleased to announce we will be holding our annual conference on Friday May 20th 2022.

Our theme for 2022 is Neurodiversity and The Diversity of Autism with talks throughout the day relating to identity, including the various profiles of autism.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

⭐Jude Morrow Keynote Speaker 09:30-10:30/Q&A 16:00-16:45

Jude Morrow is an autistic best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and keynote speaker from Derry, Northern Ireland. Jude travels the world to showcase through his talks that autistic children can grow up to live happy and successful lives. Jude's books are published by Beyond Words, publisher of The Secret. Jude is the founder of Neurodiversity Training International, the world's premier autistic-led training and consultancy firm to global non-profits and Fortune 500 companies . Jude is also a 2 time TedX speaker and nurtures parents, teachers and professionals to develop a kinder mindset toward autistic people young and old.

'Become a hero for your autistic children' will be Jude's topic at our conference.Jude guides parents to ditch negative attitudes toward autistic people. Jude gives his perspective from the autistic point of view and highlights that many sources propagating negativity are what forms negative biases. Parents walk away from this talk with a fool-proof mindset change so that their autistic children can grow and flourish being confident in who they are.

⭐ Helen Evans 10:30-11:00

Helen Evans is CEO of the PDA Society. She is an openly autistic CEO, has personal connection with PDA and lives in Oxfordshire.

Helen has previously led two other neurological charities, Dravet Syndrome UK and Cavernoma Alliance UK.

Helen will be talking to us about PDA, which stands for ‘Pathological Demand Avoidance’ and is widely but not universally understood to be a profile of autism.

⭐Paul Isaacs 11:40-12:10

Paul Isaacs is a speaker, trainer, consultant and author on the autism spectrum. He has been an advocate for ten years. In 2012 he was diagnosed with visual perceptual disorders, scotopic sensitivity, dyslexia & dyscalculia. Paul will be talking about his experiences with dyslexia and dyscalculia through his educational years and how tinted lense aid with processing information.

⭐Richard Maguire 12:10-12:40

I'm Richard Maguire, CEO of Autism Live Training. I am autistic and in my mid 50s. Married to Julie and have a son Josh, both are autistic too.I grew up not knowing I was autistic until I was 19, learning I was autistic from people I worked with and hearing about autism.I recognised autism in my life, that was 37 years ago at 19 my life made sense for the first time. I had autism formally recognised 15 years ago, like many adults life took me to a point where this was necessary. My work has always been with both autistic and learning disabled people. I have seen generations of autistic people grow and go on to success in life. I have seen how we succeed in life, done it myself and helped others succeed to. My talk will address this and how we do well in connection with our strengths and the effort we had to put in to growing up being different. Both things lead to a maturity and resilience that pays off in the long run.I began my work in learning disability nursing then moved to social care working with people who were leaving hospitals under community care in the 90's. I have worked in different services over the years eventually running an autism service and helping people post 19 find their way into life beyond education in the last decade I have worked freelance in the world of autism all over the UK with people of all ages and in many settings. From this work I began mentoring people over 20 years ago having both grown up autistic and working with others doing this too. In my work I am especially interested in what works in autism, we all know the difficulties, however I have always been looking at the flip side of this and how we succeed. I have long liked Temple Grandin's advice to her autistic students "be super good and what you are good at". We do this along with being persistent, motivated, and honest. We find our ways into the niches in life being good at something, often low profile yet good. It's our strengths that we work with, I have always seen a connection between our strengths and living well in many lives over the years.

My talk will be about autistic strengths, the good stuff we succeed with.

Discounted Early Bird tickets available now!

(Booking includes lunch and refreshments)

* Please note: Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic , there is a chance we may be forced to postpone the conference. In this case we shall transfer any purchased tickets to the re-scheduled date.

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