22 September 2023 - 22 September 2023
12:30PM - 4:00PM
PCL048, The Palatine Centre, Durham University
Join us for a showcase of ongoing local initiatives from the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development and Durham County Council.
Join us for a showcase of ongoing local initiatives from the Centre for Neurodiversity at Durham University and Durham County Council focussed on supporting autistic people, and hear the experiences of local autistic people.
There will be two core themes to the event - supporting autistic children and young people in our schools, and supporting autistic people in employment in Co Durham. A key emphasis for both is on making schools and workplaces inclusive spaces.
By working together we can make sure all autistic people in County Durham are supported to thrive in education, employment, and in society.
12:30pm: Welcome (10 mins, Dr Mary Hanley & Mrs Liz Mulholland)
12.40pm: What is Neurodiversity & Autism Strategy Update (15 mins; Dr Mary Hanley & Mrs Liz Mulholland)
1:00pm: Sensory inclusive spaces for employers and businesses- Dr Keren MacLennan (30 mins)
1:30pm: Lived experience speaker - workplace experiences with Durham Enable (TBC) (30 mins)
2.00pm: Break - Coffee (15 mins)
2:15pm: Triple-A: Supporting autistic learners with attention, arousal and anxiety at school. (20 mins) (including lived experience video from autistic young person about benefits of Triple-A & Prof Deborah Riby)
2:35pm: Anxious at School Project (Mrs Liz Mulholland; 20 mins)
3:00pm: School Distress and Attendance difficulties (Dr Mary Hanley; 20 mins)
3:20pm: Guest Speaker - (Mary Foy; 10 mins)
3:30pm: Close & Networking (30 mins)
Please go to Eventbrite event for ticket(s): Supporting autistic people to thrive in County Durham Tickets, Fri 22 Sep 2023 at 12:30 | Eventbrite
Please follow the link below for information on the accessibility of the Palatine Centre: https://www.accessable.co.uk/durham-university/mountjoy/access-guides/palatine-centre
The Centre encompasses research across numerous neurodevelopmental conditions, drawing on many disciplines and experiences to improve understanding and intervention.
The Centre brings together academics, researchers, students, clinicians, mental health workers, UK charities (including the Williams Syndrome Foundation and the North East Autism Society) and non-academic partners, and has affiliated international members from a variety of countries across the world, including the US, Japan and Australia. Work within the Centre will pull together multi-disciplinary insights from the fields of Psychology, Education, Neuroscience and Biological Sciences.
County Durham is a large county with a wide range of settlements and landscapes. They are a 'unitary' council, which means that they provide the majority of council services in County Durham.
The council is made up of an elected assembly of 126 councillors accountable to nearly 530,100 people in County Durham. They are responsible for providing a wide range of public services to the people of the county. They also represent and promote the interests of County Durham when dealing with regional, national and international affairs.
Member of Parliament for the City of Durham
Mary Kelly Foy is the Member of Parliament for the City of Durham, having first been elected in 2019. A proud trade unionist, Mary is a member of both Unite the Union and Unison. She has spent her whole life working in the area and spent the 13 years prior to becoming an MP representing people as a councillor in Gateshead, with responsibility for health and well-being.