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  • Health & Social Care

Living Well with Autism: Beyond the Limitations

  • Thursday, 28 May 2015
  • Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:00 - 13:30
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Open Forum Events are delighted to be hosting the Living Well with Autism: Beyond the Limitations conference in the heart of Manchester. This conference will confront head on what life is like in the UK for people on the autism spectrum.

It is thought that 1 in 100 of the UK population is autistic, around 700,000 individuals, however its impacts can be far more reaching, with a potential 2.7 million people being affected by autism every day. The impacts of autism can be profound and devastating for individuals, carers, family members and friends.

Up until the 1960s autism was regarded as a rare disorder and as such very little was known or understood about the condition. Today awareness has significantly improved and support services have improved extensively, however, there is still some way to go to ensure that people with autism can achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

This conference will address the main issues and concerns facing the autistic community, such as diagnosis, early intervention and support. The very latest developments will be discussed, such as the SEN reforms, autism friendly communities and the government’s ‘Think Autism’ strategy. Case studies of best practice will be shared where examples of effective and innovative strategies are making a real difference to lives affected by autism.

Join us at Living Well with Autism: Beyond the Limitations where a line-up of expert speakers and contributors will discuss the key issues, highlight the very latest developments, explore innovative ideas and exchange examples of best practice. Delegates will gain a true understanding of the current thinking which can be applied and positively contribute to their own circumstances, organisations and working practices to improve the lives of all those touched by autism.

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  • Benefits of attending

    • Hear what life is like living with autism in the UK
    • Discover what progress is being made in improving the lives of autistic people
    • Receive an update on the latest developments in diagnosis, intervention and support
    • Understand how are the SEN reforms working in practice?
    • What will the draft statutory guidance mean for professionals once finalised?
    • How can awareness across society be raised?
    • How will the extra funding be used?
    • How is the Autism Innovation Fund supporting creative programmes?
    • Gain knowledge of best practice

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