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: Dr Chloe Farahar

In this presentation Dr Chloe Farahar (they/she), an Autistic academic, discusses Autistic wellbeing, the challenges of typical therapies, the importance of Autistic identity and community, and the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on neurodivergent individuals. Chloe goes on to talk about the role of therapists in supporting Autistic individuals, the need for adapted therapies, the significance of language and terminology when discussing Autistic people, and the impact on wellbeing when we use negative and inaccurate language.

About the presenter

Late-diagnosed, perpetually, enduringly, eternally, weird, odd, standoffish, but also beautifully, irredeemably Autistic, Chloe is an autistic academic whose research interests revolve around her autistic specialisations and dedicated interests (not “special interests”), and they are currently on an Oxford-led project as a research associate, looking at ACEs, mental health, and innate neurodivergence.  

Chloe’s specialisations include: supporting Autistic people with their co-founded Autistic Discovery Journey programme; reimagining the spectrum as a three dimension Autistic space; creating neurodivergent-inclusive environments; and educating both Autistic and non-autistic learners about Autistic experience in their training courses and on the free educative platform, Aucademy, with fellow Autistic people.

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