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The Autism Symposium
Wed 14 December 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Anglia Ruskin Disabled Student's Society presents The Autism Symposium.
One evening with four engaging speakers discussing new and current research, neurodiversity, and their own experience of having an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). Open to everyone: those with an ASC and those without, the material is releveant to all.
‘Lessons I wish I’d learned growing up with Asperger Syndrome’ by Chris Bonnello: Former primary school teacher with Asperger Syndrome who has also worked in special education, now turned autism speaker.
‘Changing the face of autism: uncovering a hidden population of undiagnosed females with autism’ by Hannah Belcher: PhD candidate researching autism in females and author of ‘Aspertypical’, a blog about her personal experiences of having Asperger’s Syndrome.
‘Advocacy, Inclusion, and battling autism stereotypes’ by Hannah Prentergast: Founder of 9 Tea Cups, a free-from bakery and social enterprise that works to support, advocate and campaign for people on the autistic spectrum and their families.
‘Living with Aspergers: my late diagnosis and how it shaped my life’ by Helena Leathers: Ex model, busineness woman, and current undergraduate student studying International Buisness Management at Anglua Ruskin University.
Doors open at 6.45, starts at 7pm, finishes at 9pm. There will be free drink and nibbles in the middle of the symposium.
THE EVENT IS FREE BUT BOOKING IS REQUIRED. Please show your ticket at the door (paper or electronic).