Show aims to connect growing autism community

 

The Autism Show takes place on 24th and 25th June 2011 at London ExCeL. Organisers say it will provide parents, carers and professionals with immediate access to the latest thinking, practical advice, products and services to aid their support of an autistic child or adult.

The event has been developed by the parents of an autistic child in response to their own experiences and their determination to help connect the growing autism community. The organisers say they uniquely combine their personal knowledge of autism with twenty years of organising some of the most prominent and successful exhibitions in the UK.

‘Face-to-face advice, support and information’

For two days, The Autism Show promises to provide face to face advice, support and information on autism. Once inside the event, everything is free to access including 1-2-1 Professional Clinics, over 50 suppliers of products and services, an in-depth conference programme, practical workshops and interactive forums.

The conference programme is now almost complete and includes speakers such as the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons; Anna Kennedy, founder of Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support and Daily Mail Woman of the Year; Chris Jesson, award winning autism advocate diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and Dyspraxia; Dr Mitzi Waltz, Lecturer and researcher at the Autism Centre of Education and Research School of Education; and Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society.

                                The show is organised in association with the National Autistic Society, the leading UK charity for people   nas-logowith autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families, and in partnership with The Hesley Group,  which offers long-term residential care and education services for people with learning difficulties, challenging behaviours, complex needs and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

For more information about The Autism Show, follow this link.

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