Axia’s November Conference – Programme Update

Axia-ASD Conference - Perspectives from the SpectrumHere is our Updated Programme for Axia’s 2015 Conference on the 11th November

“Perspectives from the Spectrum”

Autism Spectrum Experiences –
from Simply Confusing
to Totally Terrifying


Below is our updated itinerary which we have scheduled for the day:

  • 9.15 am Coffee and Refreshments.
  • 9.45 am Welcome and Introduction (Linda) 10 minutes.
  • Dr Luke Beardon 60 minutes. Exploring the myths and identifying the positives in Autism.
  • Introduction to Axia ASD Ltd, meet the team (Linda and Axia) 10 minutes.
  • How to refer and what happens next (Carly) 10 minutes.
  • What have we learnt about people on the Autism Spectrum from the diagnostic process (Linda) 30 minutes.
  • 11.30 am Break – Coffee and Refreshments.
  • 12.00 pm The Portrayal of people on the Autism Spectrum and ADHD in film and TV (Calvin, self-proclaimed Nerd Consultant and Head of Axia Film Society) 30 minutes.
  • 12.30 pm. The Experience of being diagnosed (Linda) 30 minutes.
  • 1.00 pm. Explaining the afternoon and a chance for people to write down any questions they have for the panel. 15 minutes.
  • 1.15 pm onwards. Lunch will be available and a chance to visit exhibition stands. Also, chance to write down any further questions people would like answered after lunch.
  • 2.30 pm. An opportunity to have your questions answered by a panel of individuals who describe themselves as being on the Autism Spectrum.
  • 3.30 pm. Break
  • 4.00 pm. Final opportunity to ask questions.
  • 4.30 pm. Reflections on the day (Linda).

As we are aiming to achieve an approximately equal ratio of those on the spectrum to those not as attendees, we would urge you to
book your place now and contact Carly as tickets are limited!

Additionally, please feel free to share this page or email our conference flyer (here) to anyone you feel may be interested in attending.

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3 comments on “Axia’s November Conference – Programme Update
  1. ronnie. says:

    According to my calculations the Break-coffee and Refreshments should be 11.45am not 1130am.Best wishes Ronnie.

  2. Megan says:

    Don’t forget the 2 minutes silence as its Remembrance Day.

  3. Carly Bailey says:

    Thank you for drawing our attention to the fact our conference is held on the eleventh day of the eleventh month and I have conducted a great deal of research into the origins of how silence has been used since, for example, the Quakers, several hundred years ago and the origins of Armistice Day and more recently Remembrance Sunday. I have come to the conclusion that it might be quite difficult to successfully have one or two minute’s silence at 11 o’clock looking at the programme and I would not wish to do this clumsily. Also, my reading around would suggest that Remembrance Sunday has now become the time when we observe two minute’s silence and therefore if it becomes impossible for me to conduct one or two minute’s silence at 11 o’clock may I respectfully suggest that people can remember whoever they wish to do on Remembrance Sunday at 11 o’clock. If anyone has a problem with this, please either post on our Facebook page in response or email Carly (carly@axia-asd.co.uk) and we will try to answer any queries. Dr Linda Buchan

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