Autistic Intelligence presents:
Dr Wendy Lawson, Dr Luke Beardon,
Dr Olga Bogdashina, Dr Jacqui Jackson
What Works In
October 10th 2014
The Leeds Club
3 Albion Place, Leeds, LS1 6JL
This is the second of our What Works In Autism conferences, based on our forthcoming collaborative book, following the first over-subscribed conference held in Glasgow with Tony Attwood, Michelle Garnett and Wendy Lawson. We are holding this conference in the luxurious and historic setting of the Leeds Club, originally a 19th Century private members club for wealthy Leeds business people. At this Leeds conference we are delighted to welcome four of the most highly-qualified autism experts in the UK and beyond.
First, Dr Wendy Lawson has travelled to this conference from Australia, where she now lives, works, studies and lectures. Her PhD, which she'll explore in her presentation, is about the particular kind of learning style employed by those on the autism spectrum, and she'll give useful guidance as to how to get the very best from this highly-focussed style, that has its own particular strengths
Then there's Dr Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Taking his evidence from a huge range of interviews with those on the autism spectrum that have formed the basis for his books and research, he'll speak about the social relationships of those with ASCs, and what they say is the best way to support their social skills, relationships, and socialising.
Dr Olga Bogdashina, born in Siberia but settled in the UK, has a PhD in Linguistics and one classically autistic son, and a daughter with Asperger traits. She is Programme Leader and Co-founder of the International Autism Institute KSPU. Her expertise lies in the understanding and management of sensory issues in autism, and is best placed to give guidance on what might work to alleviate sensory distress.
Dr Jacqui Jackson, the well-known author, researcher and scholar, is mother to eight children, most of them diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition, or one that commonly goes hand-in-hand with autism. Her unique and frank insights into caring for children on the spectrum with a huge range of autism conditions are invaluable in assessing what works in caring for those with diagnoses from classic autism and physical disability, to those with Asperger's Syndrome and AD/HD.
It promises to be a remarkable conference, ideally suited to a range of professionals looking to extend their CPD training, but also to parents of those on the autism spectrum, and to students, and those with ASCs. Our pricing structure benefits those on low, or no salaries, and we offer discounted rates for groups of four or more, or promotional codes. Our online ticketing service (below) gives you the opportunity to reserve your seat instantly. However, we can also allow payment by invoice if you email us at email@example.com or telephone on 07971 471617, and are prepared to adjust or terms for those trying to generate purchase orders over the bridge between financial years. This can allow you to buy tickets at the discounted Early Bird rate.
8.45 – 9.15 Registration with pastries, tea and coffee
9.15- 9.30 Introduction – Dr Barbara Jacobs
9.30 - 10.15. Wendy Lawson - What Works in Learning?
10-15-10.45 Refreshments, with tea coffee and biscuits
10.45 - 11.30 Luke Beardon - What Works in Social Relationships?
11.30 – 11.45 Wriggle break
11.45 - 12.15 Questions to Wendy and Luke
12.15 - 1.15 Seated 2-course Lunch in the Leeds Room
1.15 - 2.00 Olga Bogdashina - What Works in Sensory Processing ?
2.15 - 3.00 Jacqui Jackson - What Works for Families?
3.00 – 3.30 Refreshments with tea coffee and cakes
3.30 - 4.00 Questions to Jacqui and Olga
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