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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Presentation overview: Supporting autistic children and young people’s mental health  

Presenter: Jodie Smitten

In this talk Jodie will cover key aspects of children and young people’s mental health including important topics such as stimming, masking, school-based trauma and autistic burn out.

About the presenter

Jodie is an independent specialist working with autistic children, their families and their schools. Jodie has many years’ experience of working with autistic children as well as having autistic children of her own. 

Jodie holds an honours degree in psychology, a post graduate certificate in autism and is studying for a Masters in autism at Sheffield Hallam University.

Jodie is dedicated to continuous professional development and does so through regular CPD and immersing herself within the autistic community. 

Jodie is passionate about advocating for the children she works with and ensuring that those around the child have a full understanding of needs and support in a way that ensures positive autistic self-identity and positive emotional well-being.

Find out more about Jodie