Tuesday 13 June, Manchester Renaissance, Manchester

9.30am

Welcome by the chair

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

 

Using virtual reality to counter phobia
Dr Vicki Grahame
Blue Room Project - Newcastle University

12.15pm

Changeover time

 

Stream A: Independence and safeguarding

Stream B: Education

Stream C: Safety online

12.20pm

Using tech to help with independent Living
Colin Usher (tbc)
Architect – John McCall Architects

Technology in the classroom
Carol Allen (tbc)
City Learning Centre

Autism and cyberbullying: equipping people with tools to cope
Nicholas Fearn (tbc)
Autistic Speaker

1.10pm

Lunchtime workshop

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

2.10 pm

Use of technology in the design of residential services
Shashi Hirani (tbc)
City, University of London

Tbc

 

Safeguarding and gaming
Dr Mitzi Waltz
Autism Consultant/Lecturer in Autism Studies

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