17 January 2018, Hilton Leeds City, Leeds

9.30

Welcome by the Chairperson

9.45

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

Siobhan Timmins

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

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 and
Dr Jason Crabtree

Joint Lead Clinical Psychologist

Westminster Learning Disability Partnership

Supporting and developing friendships for women on the spectrum

Felicity Sedgewick CRAE

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

The Curly Hair Project

Helen Eaton
Trainer

4pm

Closing remarks by the Chair

4.15pm

Conference Ends