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Girls and autism - many voices conference 2019

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Radisson Blu London Portman

22 Portman Square



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There is continued concern across families and professionals about the vulnerabity of girls on the autism spectrum, so in 2017 we held 'The big shout' conference, which was a roaring success.

Join us at our 2019 event, which is being held on World Autism Day - 'Girls and autism - Many Voices' conference to hear what has happend since last year's conference, the achievements of our 'call to action' and the advances that been achieved in this field.

This event is running back-to-back with our Leading on SEND across all schools conference 2019, so you can attend this exciting day too. To see details of this event, please click here.

To book to attend both events at a special offer price, please click here.

This conference will cover:

  • The launch of a book about Autism and Girls, written by NAHT's Autism and Girls Forum
  • An update the work of the Autism and Girls Forum
  • An insight from the perspective of girls on the autism spectrum
  • The effective practice emerging in the field

Who should attend this conference

School leaders and SENCos from Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and Academies; clinical and educational psychologists; neuroscientists, health professionals, including speech and language therapists, psychiatrists and CAMHS teams; LA officers with responsibilities for SEND/ASD contact, LGA named links for clinical leads; parents, carers and adults with autism.


0830 - Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing
0930 - Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE - Welcome to the Many Voices conference
0940 - Carrie Grant and Sophie Walker
0950 - Professor Francesca Happé - Why are we missing girls on the Autism Spectrum?
1025 - Launch of Autism and Girls: Educational, family and personal perspectives (Routledge, 2019)
Professor Sheila, the Baroness Hollins
Alison Foyle
Paul Whiteman - General Secetary, NAHT
Sophie Walker - Leader, Womens Equality Party
1100 - Refreshments and exhibition viewing, book sales and signing
1130 - Breakout session 1
1230 - Lunch, exhibition viewing and book signing
1330 - Girls from the Limpsfield Grange - What we want the world to know
1400 - Breakout session 2
1510 - In conversation - panellist debate, questions from the audience
Chair: Professor Shelia, the Baroness Hollins
Dr Judy Gould
Dame Uta Frith
1535 - Carrie Grant - Parent and TV Presenter - Raising the voice; how to make a beautiful sound
1555 - Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE
1605 - Exhibition viewing/conference ends

Please note programme may be subject to change

Keynote speakers (find out more information about them)

  • Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE
  • Professor Francesca Happé
  • Professor Sheila, the Baroness Hollins
  • Carrie Grant

During the day, you’ll have the chance to attend two of our fourteen breakout sessions. These sessions are designed to inspire, stimulate and empower those working in the girls and autism field, to share current educational thinking and good practice.

Breakout sessions

Session one

Session Two

Please note breakout sessions are subject to availability

How can I book accommodation?

Please do not book travel or accommodation without checking with the Professional Development team (events@naht.org.uk) that the conference will be going ahead.

If you need accommodation on Monday 1st April, please phone Review Travel on 01625 446288 to access preferential rates. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you choose to attend the Leading on SEND across all schools conference on Wednesday 3 April, you can also access preferential rates for Tuesday 2nd April.

Members of NAHT can enjoy our courses and conferences at a subsidised rate so join here today and start enjoying the benefits of membership.

The NAHT has the right to cancel the conference if insufficient bookings are received. The NAHT also reserves the right to change the venue prior to the scheduled date, and in this event will communicate any alterations as soon as possible.

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Do I need my membership number to book?

Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter the correct membership number. You can find your membership number by phoning membership on 0300 3030333 option 2.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The Professional Development team can be contacted at events@naht.org.uk or 01444 472405.

Is my booking transferrable?

Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. Requests to transfer will need to be made in writing a minumum of 7 days prior to the conference by emailing events@naht.org.uk . Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge.

Cancellation fees:

Within 20 working days - 25% charge
Within 10 working days - 50% charge
Within 5 working days - 75% charge
Within 2 working days - 100% charge

Can I update my registration information?

Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at events@naht.org.uk.

Does the name on the booking need to match the delegate?

The names of each individual delegate must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each delegate as this will be used for the final confirmation.

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