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Acceptance Matters

1 April, 2021 @ 09:30 16:00

As part of our annual Autism Acceptance campaign, North East Autism Society is hosting a virtual conference, with autistic speakers called Acceptance Matters.

The aims of the event are to:
  • Educate people about the lives of autistic people (dispel some myths) 
  • Contribute to changing the negative narrative of autism 
  • Recognise and celebrate diversity and neurodiversity in all people 
  • Discuss the barriers to acceptance and the reason for them
  • Inspire professionals to change through constructive education
Conference Schedule 
10.00 – 10.45Supporting autistic children and young people’s mental health 
Jodie Smitten
10.45 – 11.00Break out chat and cuppa
11.00 – 11.45The Verbal Spectrum – Learn our language 
Quinn Dexter
11.45 – 12.00How do we capture the views and experiences of all autistic people 
Lee Miller
12.00 – 12.30Lunch 
12.30 – 1.15Fostering a positive autistic identity 
Dr Chloe Farhara
1.15 – 1.30Autism Activists presentation 
Video show reel of the work of our activists presented by Kerrie Highcock
1.30 – 1.45Break out chat and cuppa
1.45 – 2.30Society Doing Better
Monique Botha
2.30 – 2.45Flying high in the sunlight silence (book presentation)
Jack Berry
2.45 – 3.00Questions
Conference schedule

When you register a place for the conference you will be sent an email with a link and instructions on how to join the conference through Zoom. Content for the conference is only suitable for adults aged 18+. 


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