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Autistic Adults Exist Too
Wed 29 March 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 BST
World Autism Awareness Week - 27th March - 2nd April 2017
Looking at different perspectives of individuals living, caring or living with someone with Autism.
45 Minute Presentations with 15 min Q&A for each speaker
Advise to book online to secure your place. LIMITED SPACES
NOTICE: No Children under 16.
Lola Jones Small Hall 9.30 - 12.05pm
9.30 - 10.00am Registration and welcome
10.00 - 11.00am Mark Brown - Puberty & Sexualised Behaviour
11.05 - 12.05pm Paul Isaacs - Mental Health
12.05 - 1.00pm Lunch - Refreshment will be provided
Lola Jones Larger Hall and Stalls 1.00 - 5.00pm
1.00 - 2.00pm Cos Michael - Ageing
2.05 - 3.05pm Jesse McQuilkin - My Life
3.05 - 3.20pm Tea Break - 15 minutes
3.20 - 4.20pm Laurie Morgen - Women & Girls
4.20 - 5.00pm Network
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Lola Jones Small Hall
9.30am - 12.05pm
Special Help for Special Needs Mark Brown Founder of Special Help 4 Special Needs was set up to provide children and young adults with special needs the support they and those around them require to grow and develop. This includes those with Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD/ADD and Developmental Delay. He has over 30 years experience working with people with special needs including working with children with special needs since 2000.
Paul Isaacs Autism - Paul Issacs was non-verbal in his youth and didn’t gain functional speech until the age of 7/8 years old he went though mainstream education and didn’t receive a diagnosis of autism until 2010 at the age of 24. He is a freelance autistic speaker, consultant and author.
Lola Jones Larger Hall
1.00pm - 5.00pm
Autism Age - Cos Michael is an autistic speaker and writer, giving presentations nationally and internationally. She specialises in raising awareness of autism and ageing. Diagnosed as autistic aged 50, Cos has specific knowledge of issues around autism and growing older. Cos is often invited to speak at conferences, most recently on "Growing older: Health and Wellbeing" for Autismilitto, in Tampere, Finland. 2016. She is a consultant on the Autism Spectrum, Adulthood and Ageing Project, based at Newcastle University Recent published work includes an editorial, "Why we need research about autism and ageing" in the journal "Autism"; and a chapter, "Listen to the experts: autistic adults tell us what they need". In "Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life". Povey. C, Michael. C. Ed: Scott Wright. Jessica Kingsley Publications. 2016. In earlier years, Cos worked at the NAS, leading the Autism and Ageing work stream, which won the Autism Professionals Award for Outstanding Adult Services in 2014. She has also worked at the BBC, The National Sound Archive and in the theatre. Cos has a BSc Social Anthropology.
Inside Autism, Outside the Box - Laurie Morgen, a mother of three, two sons with autism, she is a freelance trainer and national speaker. Her presentations have looked at her journey growing up from school age into adulthood and getting a late diagnosis. Her workshops get you thinking, very thought provoking, but gives you an insight to how a young girl within a mainstream school setting, without any diagnosis can be misunderstood and also in a family home. Her visual powerpoint presentation gives you a better understanding through her eyes....
Jesse McQuilkin is a Personal Trainer and a Youth Worker he is aged 25 years old and is based in Wandsworth. He currently runs an Aspergers Syndrome Mixed Youth Club held at Generate who offer a range of activities, support and advice such as Teaching The Youth, Life Skills And Solutions For Living When Living With Aspergers Syndrome. He plays For Disabled Football Team At Feltham and currently In course Building A Personal Training Business. His purpose to help people with Autism and hopefully make change through Law, Education and Awareness.
World Autism Awareness Month
27th March - 2nd April
Find out more about Autism with the National Autistic Society