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Celebrating Neurodiversity - Awards Dinner and Conference - 27th & 28th Jun...

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Warwick Racecourse

Hampton Street


CV34 6HN

United Kingdom

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Dinner and conferenceconfirmed

  • Steve Silberman - All the WAY from CALIFORNIA, author of Neurotribes - book signing on the day
  • James Lawley - co-inventor of Symbolic Modelling (A Clean Language Technique), Coaching Psych Researcher and Amazing Modeller
  • Amanda Kirby - Professor and leading author, researcher and activist in Neurodiversity
  • Judy Singer - All the WAY from AUSTRALIA, inventor of the word NEURODIVERSITY
  • Paul Stevenson - EMPLOYABLE ME Photographer with Tourettes
  • John Levell - Chair of the BDA.

Also workshops hosted by:

  • Neil Milliken, Chief Accessibility Officer of Atos, and founder of the Twitter Chat #AXSChat - a great thing to do if you are free on a Tuesday evening at 8pm GMT
  • Our very own Clare Cherry with some of the Social Inclusion Team, Kate Gilbert, Neurodiverse Ninja and Nancy Doyle !

Conference outline https://www.geniuswithin.co.uk/

9am-10am Registration

10am Opening Key Note:

What is Neurodiversity? Neurodivergence? Neurodevelopmental Conditions? Neurodifference?
Steve Silberman

10.30 World Café
This opening session is a live, dialectic exchange between the leading thinkers, authors, campaigners and policy influencers in the world of neurodiversity.

We will respectfully debate the evolving terminology and narratives, trying to understand and make meaning of how the different language affects public and stakeholder perception.

We’ve moved on a lot since the 90’s, when the medical, deficit model defined our experience and support systems. What’s coming next? Now that we’ve brought awareness of strengths into the public consciousness, where should we be going with how to talk about, diagnose and include people fall under this umbrella group?

Panel – Amanda Kirby, John Levell, Judy Singer, Nancy Doyle, Paul Stevenson

After the opening debate, all conference attendees will take part in a ‘world café forum’, which is a technique for listening and aggregating ideas with a large group. You’ll be invited to contribute your thoughts and preferences around the way we talk about neurodiversity.

These will be collated and presented back in the afternoon, along with the panel discussing how we can influence the institutions who ‘make the rules’ on diagnosis and reasonable adjustments.

11.30 Break Out Sessions 1 – 3

Break Out Session 1: Intro to “Clean Language”

James Lawley, world class Coach, Coach Training and Researcher, presents an introduction to Clean Language Coaching as a dynamic technique for exploring theory of mind, respectful listening and empowering clients.

Break Out Session 2:Overlapping symptoms and misdiagnosis – what are we going to do about it?

Amanda Kirby, leading researcher, activist and entrepreneur presents the scientific evidence behind co-occurrence and misdiagnosis of symptoms in neurodiversity.

Break Out Session 3: Reading is a transition technology?

Neil Milliken, Chief Accessibility Officer for ATOS, professional dyslexic and founder of AXSChat one of the busiest Twitter chat forums on Assistive Technology World Wide will present and lead a discussion on how technology is going to transform inclusion over the next decade.

12.30 Lunch and World Café

13.30 Key Note: Not what you expect

Holly Ferguson, Broadway Producer, will be interviewed by Roxanne Hobbs about the journey from rural America to the top of her career in the creative industry without ‘following the well-trodden path’.

14.00 Break Out Sessions 4 – 6

Break Out Session 4: For you personally, what’s working well in Neurodiversity?

Open Session: Experiences of neurodiverse/divergent/different/ adults/allies - a listening and sharing session for people who have lived experience, celebrating success, breaking down barriers, examples of excellence in systemic inclusion.

Break Out Session 5:Neurodiversity and Employability – progress on social inclusion

Clare Cherry, award winning entrepreneur of the Social Enterprise “Work this Way” presents on how the neurodiversity movement has influenced and improved services for people who are long term unemployed and incarcerate - Employability Day celebration! #EmpDay2019

Break Out Session 6:Making an impact – the research and practice infinity loop

Nancy Doyle, Policy Impact winner 2018 for the Division of Occupational Psychology presents the need for evidence based practice and practice informed research in the neurodiversity field. How can practitioners do more to develop the body of work that we use to drive policy changes at the systemic level? How can researchers connect into what practitioners are doing to evaluate and analyse practice?

15.15 - 60 min interactive discussion

Feedback from the morning session on emerging narratives

Followed by comments from the panel on:
- Influencing diagnosis
- Influencing inclusion policy
- Reducing the disability employment gap for neurodiverse people

Questions to the panel from the audience.

16.15 Conference close

with invitations to international guests to comment on observations of Neurodiversity in the UK

16.30 Networking drinks

Cake! Prosseco!

18.00 Conference ends


How do I book onto the sessions ?

You will be able to sign up for the Break out session on the day upon your arrival. These sessions have a limited availability and will be available on a first come first served basis.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email events@geniuswithin.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

30 days prior to the event 100% refund

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Warwick Racecourse

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CV34 6HN

United Kingdom

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