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Thinking Autism Roadshow Sunderland: Event for Autism Parents

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Bede Tower

Burdon Road



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An Exciting Event for Autism Parents - next stop Sunderland

We are delighted to announce the 10th in our series of TA Roadshow events, with more to follow throughout the UK soon!

Four wonderful professional and parent speakers will be sharing their knowledge, experience, and simple nutritional tools to help improve negative autism behaviours and symptoms and make a positive difference to your child’s health and quality of life.

The Programme:

Diet, Nutrition and Autism

Paul Whiteley and Paul Shattock, ESPA Research
ESPA Research scientists Paul Whiteley and Paul Shattock have been researching the impact of diet and nutrition on autism symptoms. They will share the professional insight on how various aspects of healthy diet and nutrition can support better sleep, digestion, behaviour and development for individuals on the ASD spectrum and address the key issues of health challenges in autism, which can be instrumental in improving the quality of life of people on the ASD spectrum and their families.


Understanding and Improving the Sensory Aspects of Autism

Alan R Heath BSc. (Hons) Psych.

It is well understood that Autism has a large sensory component. We need to process and organise sensory information well to be able to interact with our environment. Alan will explain how processing can be affected across the range of senses and how to understand behaviour in these terms. We will also discuss programmes and ideas to improve sensory processing. This can have benefit in a wide range of areas from sleep patterns, to continence and communication skills.

Treating Autism is a Journey—One Family's Story

A mum will share her family experience of how dietary and biomedical intervention helped her son with severe autism, resulting in a remarkable improvement in his autism symptoms, health, and behaviours. You will get to hear what benefited the boy and how other parents were crucial in supporting the whole family both emotionally and practically on this journey.


There will be tea and coffee with snacks throughout the day. During the last hour we will offer lunch (included in the price, free to members) and there will be an opportunity for chatting informally to our speakers, TA team and other parents.

This event is aimed at parents new to autism and at those with more experience. If you know a family that could benefit from the information, please be sure to share these details with them.

We would like to thank the Big Lottery for funding our charity and enabling us to continue to support our community of parents.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us at

Tel: 07510933282

Can I bring children to the event?

No. The event is aimed at parents and not appropriate for children. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare facilities, nor there is space to accommodate children. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. However, if someone else is coming instead of you, please let us know by email.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have your name on the door, but please bring the ticket along, if you are able to print it at home.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets cancelled no later than three days before the event will be refunded in full. We cannot offer refunds for tickets cancelled on or after 22 January 2019.

I am a Thinking Autism member. Why am I required to purchase a ticket?

Thinking Autism members need to book their ticket and confirm attendance through the standard booking procedure. We are unable to process reservations in a different way. If you are a member of Thinking Autism, you will receive a full refund for your purchased ticket shortly after attending the event. Please note that refunds can only be issued to members who attend the event, or to those who cancel their booking no later than 22 January 2019.

For those who are not members of Thinking Autism, there will be an opportunity to join as a member on the day, in which case a full refund will also be issued.

Can tickets be purchased at the door?

Yes, subject to availability. However, booking in advance is recommended, as we cannot guarantee that there will be spaces available at the door.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Details on the venue and how to get there can be found on our hosts' website:

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