On Thursday, 13th October 2016 at 1pm, the TAE team will be holding a ‘multiplier’ event (a short conference), in which delegates will be able to meet team members, learn about the project, hear some fascinating presentations and discuss the issues raised. This will be at the Mac Centre in Birmingham, and tickets are free. The conference title is:
From Exclusion to Inclusion: How to Transform Autism Education.
The keynote address will be given by Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, who instigated the Parliamentary Commission on Autism in 2015 and is an ardent campaigner for the rights of autistic individuals. Dr Damian Milton will talk about how stress and anxiety can be exclusionary factors for autistic children in school, and will offer tips about how inclusion can be facilitated.
Barney Angliss will discuss the issues of exclusion from a European perspective and will explain how teacher training is crucial in overcoming this difficulty. Dr Catriona Stewart, of the Scottish Women with Autism Network (SWAN) will talk about her research, particularly in relation to autistic women and girls. Dr Karen Guldberg, who is the Principal Investigator of the TAE, will explain how the project aims to overcome the problem of educational exclusion for autistic children in mainstream primary schools.
The event should be of interest to teachers, senior managers and support staff, as well as students and researchers in the field of autism and general education. If you would like to come along, please sign up using this link. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to meeting you!
A quiet room will be available for any conference members who wish to use it. There will also be a dedicated toilet with the hand-driers turned off.