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Annual Autism Conference

145 Alcester Road, Birmingham B12 0PJ, The Paragon Hotel
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Wednesday 26th March 2014 (09:00-16:30)
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The 3rd annual conference of Autism West Midlands will take place in March at the Paragon Hotel.

This conference will appeal to people with autism, families/friends of people with autism, Local authority staff and leaders, health and social care professionals, school, college and university staff and leaders, employers of people with autism and anyone who works with or cares for a person with autism.

 Download information on the conference (PDF, 262KB)

Presentations and Speakers

Welcome and review of the adult autism strategy

Jonathan Shephard, CEO of Autism West Midlands

Socially Assistive Robotics and Children with Autism

Dr. Ben Robins, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Hertfordshire

Living & Working with Autism

Anna Kennedy OBE, Co-founder of Hillingdon Manor School, Author of ‘Not Stupid’

Behaviour & Sensory Challenges

Austin Hughes, AKO Training Officer, Director at Studio III Group

Challenging Behaviour, Stress & Low Arousal Techniques

Dr. Andrew McDonnell

Implementing Social Stories

Shauna Delaney, Speech & Language Therapist

Women & autism

Dr. Liz Hurley, AWM Research Officer


Dr. Kerstin Wittemeyer, University of Birmingham, Lecturer in Autism

Diet & autism

Zoe Connor, Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant

Super safe living on the Autistic spectrum

Robyn Steward, Author of the independent woman’s handbook for super safe living on the Autistic spectrum


  • Person with autism: £35
  • Parents, guardians, students and associates members of Autism West Midlands: £65
  • Professional/Standard delegate: £95
  • Group booking discount: 6 places for the price of 5

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