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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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Don't worry if you missed the Acceptance Matters conference!

This area is dedicated to all the post-conference support and resources for you to access.   

Rewind, and play back the talks from our Acceptance Matters conference. Meet the speakers, the North East Autism Society team, and find out more about what services we have to offer.




Welcome from the hosts Kerrie Highcock, family development manager and Kieran Rose




Presentation overview: Fostering a positive autistic identity,
 presented by Lee Miller




Presentation overview: Supporting autistic children and young people’s mental health, presented by Jodie Smitten



Presentation overview Society Doing Better: Autism Acceptance as a Mental Health Issue, presented by Monique Botha



Presentation overview: Autism Activists, presented by Kerrie Highcock, family development manager



Presentation overview: The Verbal Spectrum, presented by Quinn Dexter 

Presentation overview: Fostering a positive autistic identity, presented by Dr Chloe Farahar



Acceptance Matters Conference - Q & A panel by all the speakers and hosts


If you missed the links and resources mentioned by the presenters, don't worry we've created a downloadable pdf with all the information you need. 

Presenters resources and social media links

If you would like to find out more about North East Autism Society please call the team on 0191 410 9974 or email [email protected]

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