Tuesday 21 November 2017

  Welcome by the chair
9.30am

Robyn Steward

Trainer, Speaker, Mentor and Autism Consultant

Sophie Walker

Leader Women's Equality Party

9.40am

Missed or misdiagnosis - Girls and Women on the autism spectrum: Diagnosis, education and support

Dr Judith Gould

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Lorna Wing Centre

Dr Jacqui Ashton Smith

Director of education, The National Autistic Society

11.10am

NAS new W&G Online training model - brief overview and learnings

Rachel Townson

Online Training Development Manager, The National Autistic Society

and Lorraine MacAlister

Autism Training Consultant, The National Autistic Society

11.30m

Refreshment Break

12.00pm

Autistic women and mental health; practical strategies and support

Ella Tabb

Blogger, YouTuber and autism speaker, Purple Ella

12.40pm

Autism: Behind the Mask

Autism in Pink

With an introduction by Dr Judith Gould

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Lorna Wing Centre

13.00pm

Lunch

 

STREAM A:

Children

STREAM B:

Adults

STREAM C:

Effects of 'Camouflage'

13.50pm

Supporting the development of self-esteem for girls and young women on the spectrum: practical strategies and advice

Robyn Steward 
Trainer, Speaker, Mentor and Autism Consultant

The Hidden Voices: Listening and responding to Autistic women balancing parenthood, employment and study - practical solutions

Becky Dowley
Programme Team Leader Health and Social Care and lecturer for Higher Education at City College Plymouth


Autism: Behind the Mask

Getting past the mask - part 1
Why is autism in women of often hidden? What are the effects of this? How can we be supported?

Sylvia Kenyon
Autism Consultant
and volunteers for the project

14.30pm Transition between sessions
14.35pm

Relationships without a rulebook; how can we try and keep ourselves safe?

Rachael Lucas

Coach, Mentor, Author of The State of Grace

Pregnancy, motherhood and menopause on the autism spectrum - the hidden population

Lana Grant

Autism Consultant

Autism: Behind the Mask

Getting past the mask - part 2
Our information to assist GPs and professionals when working with us

Sylvia Kenyon
Autism Consultant
and volunteers for the project

15.15pm Refreshment Break
15.30pm

Panel Discussion: what is the key to forming meaningful relationships?

Robyn Steward, Rachel Townson, Lana Grant, Ella Tabb

16.20pm Closing remarks by the Chair
16.30pm Conference Ends