The drop-in event will be held on Saturday 6 April from 10am-1:30pm, at Spark:York CIC, (17-21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB) during World Autism Week.
Co-created by partners including United Response, City of York Council, the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), The Retreat and Creased Puddle, this is an event for everyone.
People living with autism, as well as academics and artists will be giving talks and performances covering everything related to autism:
10.15 – Jo Jo Hall will be performing her theatre piece ‘In my shoes’ about being a woman with autism
10.40 -The Prehistory of Autism – Callum Scott from the University of York’s archaeology department
11.05 – Women and autism – Dr Katja Oswald
11:30 – Lived experience of autism – Rose Anne
11.55 – Transitions project – Dr Lorna Hamilton
12.20 – Sleep and children with autism – Dr Victoria Knowland from the SleepSmart project at the University of York
12.45 – Riding Lights theatre group performance.
An activity space will be available for the children of people attending the event, and parents will be responsible for their own children.