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The Autism Show will be returning in June and July this year with a brand new speaker and feature programme.

The show runs in London, Birmingham and Manchester, attracting over 10,000 parents, carers, professionals and autistic people. For professionals, all content at the show is CPD certified.

We’re working closely with The Autism Show as a partner, alongside Research Autism and Mike Ayres Design, and will have our own speakers and experts running one-to-one clinics at each event.

Leading autism professionals attending as speakers include Professor Francesca Happe, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Kings College London, Lesley Cox, National Lead for SEND at OFSTED and Jonathan Green, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the University of Manchester.

Other headline speakers include entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley, writer Kathy Lette returning this year with her son actor, Julian Lette and Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Also not to be missed is Cheryl Gillan MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, who’ll be talking about parliamentary initiatives on autism.

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As a visitor you’ll have the opportunity to listen to the personal experiences of adults on the spectrum and their families on topics including transitions in education, finding meaningful employment, sex and relationships, how autism presents in girls, autism into old age and navigating the welfare system.

There will also be practical tips and strategies to help care, support and teach autistic children and adults. Hear professionals cover subjects ranging from choosing the right interventions to diet, and autism in the mainstream classroom to the transition into adult services.

Parents and carers wishing to speak to specialist professionals can book a one-to-one clinic on subjects such as managing challenging behaviour, legal advice on SEN, welfare rights and speech and language.

We're excited by several new interactive features this year, including the Autism Uncut Cinema which will be showing the shortlisted films from our Autism Uncut Film and Media Awards. These original four minute films shed light on the real world of autism – uncensored and uncut – to help more people understand autism, the person and what they can do to help.

The ever popular sensory room lets you discover the latest in innovative sensory design and technology.

There will also be products and services which can make an immediate and positive difference to someone on the autism spectrum from learning tools, visual aids, sensory equipment, furniture, advice and support services, residential care, specialist schools and much more.

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Members of The National Autistic Society can quote NAS17 when buying tickets to receive a discount on standard adult tickets. Children under 16 enter free of charge.

EventCity Manchester, 30 June to 1 July 2017