AutismCon – convention run by and for autistic people

5 March, 10am – 5pm

Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London

 

The National Autistic Society is running a new event – AutismConAutismCon is a day-long convention organised by a committee of autistic adults, and is designed for autistic people to attend.

The programme so far includes:

  • Panel discussions on autism and sexuality, autism awareness vs autism acceptance, autism and employment, and a chance to quiz an MP.
  • Relaxing sessions including guided meditation, advice on coping strategies, advice on meltdown from an autistic perspective, and a silent contemplation session run by the Quakers
  • Participatory workshops on gardening, arts and crafts, drama (run by actors with learning disabilities) and a big NAS survey room
  • Performances from autistic poets, comedians and musicians

All speakers and performers are autistic or have another disability.

We know that many autistic teenagers and adults are crying out for a thought-provoking, age-appropriate and autism-friendly event where they can discuss their own special interests alongside their experiences of autism. This is exactly what AutismCon sets out to do.

Information and tickets are available here: www.autism.org.uk/autismcon