Conferences and workshops
Autism Through Cultural Perspective Conference September 2023
“Some parents may not have access to a wide range of information or have self-advocacy skills which can then lead to being unable to identify and advocate for the best outcomes for their child.” Local authority staff
Neurodiversity in BAME community conference September 2023
The Neurodiversity in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community conference organised by Autism Voice United Kingdom in partnership with the Critical Autism/Disability Studies group at London South Bank University (LSBU) will be held on Wednesday 27th September 2023, from 11 am to 6 pm at the LSBU campus on 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA.
Autism and the experience of female caregivers
This International Women’s Day, we explored the feminist theory called intersectionality, coined by American feminist academic, and civil rights advocate Kimberle Crenshaw and how it can be used as a framework to understand the situation of female caregivers of autistic people.
Autism in BAME Symposium 2019 Presentations
Symposium Opening Speech
Mariama Korrca Kandeh
Autism and Epilepsy:
Tools for understanding and voicing your experiences and needs
Dr Susy Ridout
Social Support for Older Adults with Additional Impairments
Professor Nicola Martin
Professor Eddie Chaplin
AUTISM IN BAME COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM 2019 LONDON – SPEAKERS
Co-host Dr Nicola Martin studied at Newcastle Poly, Virginia, Manchester Met and Derby and has a PhD focussing on inclusive practice with autistic university students. Following over ten years of teaching and management in school and FE Nicola became a Divisional Head in Access and Lifelong Learning at the University of Derby before moving to Sheffield Hallam in 2005 to take up the roles of Head of the Disability and Wellbeing Service, Director of The Autism Centre and PL for Inclusive Practice.
Autism in BAME Community Symposium 2019
Autism Voice UK will hold the 2019 Autism in BAME community symposium on Tuesday April 23rd. The theme for this year’s symposium is ‘Providing a Comprehensive Care for Families and People with Autism’
The symposium offers a timely opportunity for the autism community to brainstorm, identify and develop comprehensive care approaches that are multicultural sensitive to the needs of families and people with autism in the United Kingdom.
Autism in BAME 2019 Speakers’ Abstract
Autism research in and outside the laboratory
Autism comprises a diverse spectrum of lifelong conditions that pose significant challenges for all those with a diagnosis, as well as those around them. Addressing these challenges requires a multi-pronged approach based both within and outside the research laboratory. In my talk, I will focus on some of our efforts in this direction over the last decade.
Autism expert lauds AVUK’s Autism in BAME community symposium
Autism expert and president of the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) Dr Damian Milton lauds Autism Voice UK for organising the Autism in Black Asian and Minority Ethnic community symposium in April this year. Milton said the sympoium was a great initiative by Autism Voice UK. “The event went well and was very happy to help where I could. I do think this partnership is an important one to build upon – and I think we should do more events in future,” he added.
Autism in Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic (BAME) Community Symposium 2018
April 2nd is internationally recognised as Autism Awareness Day. It encourages member states of the United Nations to take steps in raising awareness about the life-long neurological disorder. Normally, April 1st kicks off a month of events and activities to raise awareness about Autism in different communities across the world.
This year, in marking Autism Awareness Month, we are taking the bold step to organise a symposium to raise awareness, highlight challenges and identify ways of addressing the challenges affecting people and families affected by Autism in the Black, Asia and Minority Ethnic Community in the United Kingdom.