Acceptance Matters

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Acceptance Matters is a virtual conference hosted by the North East Autism Society, with autistic speakers to mark Autism Acceptance Week. The event takes place on Thursday, 1 April from 9.30am. Places are limited, so please register to secure your place.

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Our Acceptance Matters conference is a full day of live events. 

Below is a list fo the events with links to each of the speakers.

9.30 - 10.00 Welcome from the hosts Kerrie Highcock, family development manager and Kieran Rose, The Autistic Advocate 
10.00 - 10.45 Supporting autistic children and young people’s mental health
Jodie Smitten
10.45 - 11.00 Break out chat and cuppa
11.00 - 11.45 The Verbal Spectrum – Learn our language
Quinn Dexter
11.45 - 12.00 How do we capture the views and experiences of all autistic people
Lee Miller
12.00 - 12.30 Lunch 
12.30 - 1.15 Fostering a positive autistic identity
Dr Chloe Farhara
1.15 - 1.30 Autism Activists presentation
Video show reel of the work of our activists presented by Kerrie Highcock
1.30 - 1.45 Break out chat and cuppa
1.45 - 2.30 Society Doing Better
by Monique Botha
2.30 - 2.45 Flying high in the sunlight silence (book presentation)
Jack Berry
2.45 - 3.00 Questions

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