Don’t miss the Autistic Intelligence conference in Cambridge, UK, September 16, 2011

Autistic Intelligence presents:

Cambridge Conference on Autism

Girton College, Cambridge
September 16th, 2011

This is the Autumn conference presented by Autistic Intelligence Please note that tickets for this conference are strictly limited to 110 by the size of the venue and that therefore will sell out quickly.

The speakers are:

Dr Wendy Lawson from Victoria, Australia is herself on the autism spectrum and has researched many topics in the autism field.  The most recent of these is on single attention in autism and its implications for learning.

Dr Luke Beardon has been working for many years in the field of autism and Asperger Syndrome.  He is now Senior Lecturer in autism at Sheffield Hallam University and author and editor of many books on living with autism.

Adam Feinstein is author of  A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers  published in 2010. This ground-breaking book which took him on a two-year tour of the world to interview many of the earliest researchers on autism, is essential reading for those who study autism or have a family member on the spectrum.

Elaine Nicholson is the founder of the not-for-profit Action for Asperger’s   She offers a counselling and emotional support service for those affected by Asperger’s Syndrome (AS).  Her style is based on a cognitive-behavioural/solution-focused method.

Barbara Jacobs is an author, academic, conference speaker and organiser.

This promises to be an exciting and informative event for those on the spectrum, their parents, and all professionals who may come into contact with people on the autism spectrum. In the light of the experience of the Torquay conference, breaks have been extended, to take account of queueing, and there will be an extra short comfort break. The programme is therefore modified as below.


The Old Hall, Girton College

8.30 – 9.00  Registration. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served in The Stanley Library

9.00 – 9.15   Welcome.  Barbara Jacobs, academic, author and co-ordinator of Autistic Intelligence.

9.15 – 10.05  Adam Feinstein The Pioneers. What did Kanner and Asperger teach us?

10.05 – 10.15  Short comfort break for chatter, toilets and leg-stretching.

10.15 – 11.00 Elaine NicholsonCounselling and the autism spectrum – what works?

11.00 – 11.25  Break with tea, coffee and biscuits in The Stanley Library

11.25 – 12.55  Wendy LawsonAttention in Autistic Spectrum Conditions

12.55 – 2.15  Buffet lunch in the Great Hall

2.15 – 3.45  Luke BeardonMyths about autism

3.45 – 4.10  Break with tea, coffee and biscuits in The Stanley Library

4.10 – 4.55  Barbara Jacobs  – presenting filmed highlights of  Tony Attwood’s and Michelle Garnett’s presentation in Torquay. This is a 45 minute presentation on the challenging behaviours presented by different aspects of autism spectrum conditions, and strategies to handle these.

4.55 – 5.35  Panel. The speakers will take questions from delegates.

The conference will end at approximately 5.40

Please note that teaching assistants have the same delegate rate as parents, and that voluntary charity workers should describe themselves as Unwaged but should name the charity they volunteer for.

ALSO could parents note that if you are unwaged YOURSELF, you should book as Unwaged rather than Parent. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

For more details and to book, please go to:


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