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.