Acceptance Matters

Acceptance Matters is a virtual conference hosted by the North East Autism Society. Featuring a panel of autistic speakers, the conference will cover the topics of autistic wellbeing, autism and employment, communication as autistic parents, and understanding autistic experience.

The event takes place on Thursday, 16th May from 9.30am. Places are limited, so please sign up to secure your place by clicking the button below or choosing "Book tickets" from the navigation menu above.

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Presenter: Quinn Dexter

After entering the workplace 40 years ago with an autism diagnosis already under his belt, Quinn watched the working environment for autists like himself change from a hostile obstacle course of unrealistic expectations and opaque social rules, to an equitable and comfortable experience where neurodivergent employees can expect the same opportunities and respect as their neurotypical colleagues. You probably guessed part of that sentence isn't true and if you'd like to confirm you guessed right and why, join Quinn to explore how we can go about doing something about it together.

About the presenter

Quinn Dexter was diagnosed as autistic as a teenager more than 30 years ago. After years working in construction, manufacturing, retail and management, he realised how little society had changed since his diagnosis and became an advocate and educator online. He blogs and vlogs as Autistamatic covering autism and autistic life. Quinn, who is also a freelance writer, speaker and video editor, describes himself as a committed believer in the benefits to society and to business of embracing neurodivergent people.

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