Tuesday 13 June, Manchester Renaissance Hotel, Manchester

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9.30am

Welcome by the chair
Professor Mark Brosnan
Professor of Psychology, Bath University
Director, Centre for Applied Autism Research            

9.45am

Keynote presentation
Technologies for autism: Where are we now, and where can we go?
Dr Alyssa M. Alcorn
Research Associate, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE)

10.45am

Refreshment break

11.15am

 

Blue room virtual reality treatment to reduce situation specific anxiety in young people with ASD
Dr Vicki Grahame
Blue Room Project - Newcastle University

12.15pm

Changeover time

 

Stream A: Independence

Stream B: Education

Stream C: Reducing anxiety

12.20pm

Use of technology in the design of residential services
Shashi Hirani
City University of London

Technology in the classroom
 Speaker to be confirmed
           

Using personalised tech to minimise anxiety

Dr William Simm
Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University

1.10pm

Lunchtime workshop

The National Autistic Society's Too Much Information virtual reality experience

2.10 pm

Developing technology with and for autistic people: Digital Social Stories

Professor Mark Brosnan

Professor of Psychology, Bath University

Director, Centre for Applied Autism Research

Keeping young people safe in today’s online gaming world
Dr Mitzi Waltz
Autism Consultant/Lecturer in Autism Studies 

Using iRoam to reduce anxiety for autistic people going to new places

Anthony Curran and Adam Barrett, Directors of Access Social Ltd (creators of iRoam)

3.00pm

Refreshment break

3.20pm

Is there a risk of over-reliance on technology?
Jamie and The Lion
Autistic speaker

4.20pm

Closing remarks by the chairs

4.30pm

Conference ends