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Festival of Autism
Sun 23 April 2017, 11:00 – 16:00 BST
The Swansea Festival of Autism will be held at Swansea University on 23rd April 2017 and will be a celebration of the positive aspects of Autism. The day will have an an information fair, a street festival with a range of hands on activities that will entertain the whole family. The afternoon will consist of a conference with a range of speakers covering the field of autism, suitable for an adult audience.
11am-1pm Information Fair: Digital Technium
A number of stands from different organisations available that support autistic people and their families eg.
NAS Swansea, Autism Fledging, Surfibility, Interplay Discovery YMCA, Action for Children, Open Art Surgery, Play Library, ASDES ,SHED, Autside Education, Remploy, Swansea Carer Centre
1.30pm-4pm Conference. Taliesin
13:00 Door opens TALIESIN
13:30 Opening - Music (Festival Theme Song) ' A Star with a special Drop of Love'- Jack Loo
13:35 Welcome Head of Swansea University Medical School Dr Gareth Noble
13:40 Aspergers, anxiety and me - Dean Beadle
14:10 Being autistically happy - Jamie Knight
14:40 Interval show - Robert Parton
14:45 'Games with the Water-horse - Arts autism & wellbeing' Jon Adam
15:15 Robyn Steward Aventures - Robyn Steward
16:00 Closing Dr Gareth Noble
Refreshments available to purchase during the day. Free parking on site
Please ensure you register separately for the conference.
We have limited availability for your children to take a tour of the Egpyt Centre which will be offered on a first come, first served basis for children aged between 6-10.
Throughout the day we will have a range of activities for children, young and old, to enjoy with their families, such as face painting, art and craft etc. All other children attending the day will require adult supervision at all times.