Autistic Intelligence presents:
May 21st 2013
The Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, BS1 5TX
This conference is special in many ways. First, it is very special that Tony will be with us again. As many of you know, he was in a serious cycling accident, of which he has no memory,and as a result of that broke five bones - rib, shoulder, cheek, elbow and a vertebra. What we were unaware of, when he came to talk at our London conference, was that despite wearing a crash helmet, which bore the brunt of the damage to his head, on his return to Australia, he began to have some neurological problems. He had developed a subdural haematoma, which was successfully drained in early February, and has been recovering for two months. So, it's a warm and thankful welcome to Tony.
Next, he appears at this conference with Dr Wendy Lawson, a long-standing friend, who also lives in Australia. She's an author and psychologist, and is also on the autism spectrum. Her insights always amaze audiences and should give hope to those who see autism as a disorder, rather than as she calls it, a 'diffability'.
Finally, at this conference, we return to the South West, and to something we haven't included since 2011, lunch! So this conference should keep everyone happy (the food at the Watershed is particularly good) even though you'll have to pay that little extra. The conference will be held in Watershed's largest cinema - a first for us! It should be very comfortable. Food and refreshments will be served in three beautiful Watershed spaces. To find out more about Watershed, it's magnificent facilities, and stunning location, you can visit the website here http://www.watershed.co.uk/.
We look forward to seeing you there!
8.45 - 9.15 Registration with refreshments
9.15 - 9.30 Introduction (Dr Barbara Jacobs)
9.30 - 11.00 Tony Attwood - Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - what are they and how are they diagnosed? What is the prognosis? What can we do?
11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
11.30 - 1pm Tony Attwood - What are challenging behaviours and why do they occur? What can we do?
1pm - 1.45 Lunch
1.45 - 3.15 Wendy Lawson - My/our life on the spectrum.
3.15 - 3.45 Refreshments
3.45 - 4.30 Questions to Wendy and Tony
Tickets can be purchased online here. You may wish to pay by invoice, if so, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For four or more travelling together there will be special rates. Again, contact us. We are more than happy to discuss group rates and promotion codes, and general deals for those who may have difficulties. Just ask!
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