17 January 2018, Hilton Leeds City, Leeds

9.30

Welcome by the Chairperson

9.45

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 
Autism, social needs and anxiety: making sense of an often illogical world
Dean Beadle
Autistic Speaker, Trainer, Former Journalist and Singer

10.45am

Developing resilience using Social Stories
Dr Siobhan Timmins
Team Social Stories, Social Story Satellite Services Supervisor Associate Specialist
Market Field Special School, Essex

11.35am Refreshment break

 

STREAM A:
Adult

STREAM B: 
Friendships and socialising

STREAM C:
Children

12.10pm

 

 

The Social Aspects of flourishing in the workplace
Caroline Hearst
Autism Educator, AutAngel, and Autism Matters

Serendipity Social Group Project - what can we learn from social groups run by and for autistic people?
Jamie Pratt
Project Co-ordinator
Autism Hampshire

How can the way we use language influence our communication and social skills? Working with autistic children and adults
Victoria Honeybourne
Speech, language and communication specialist

12.50pm

Lunch

1.50pm

 

Growing older with autism, preventing loneliness and working together
Dr Aoife Hickey
Clinical Psychologist
Mental Health Intellectual Disability (MHID) Service, Health Service Executive
and
Dr Jason Crabtree
Joint Lead Clinical Psychologist
Westminster Learning Disability Partnership

Supporting and developing friendships for women on the spectrum
Felicity Sedgewick
Researcher
Kings College, London

 

 

 

 

Developing social skills in the classroom, what’s important?
Victoria Honeybourne
Speech, language and communication specialist

2.30pm

Refreshment break

3pm

10 ways to support autistic adults in developing and maintaining successful relationships
Helen Eaton
Trainer
The Curly Haired Project

4pm

Closing remarks by the Chair

4.15pm

Conference ends