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.

It will also reinforce the need for professionals to develop a family-centred approach in developing care and support mechanisms for persons with autism and related conditions.

The symposium will inform attendees about current research, tools and techniques used in identifying, supporting the autistic person and help families and people with autism have a healthy and happy lives.

It will also educate professionals, families and adults with autism about evidenced based comprehensive care approaches for families and people with autism.

The conference will create a platform for families and practitioners to meet commitments and address new and emerging care and support needs for the family of people with autism.

Participants will be informed about the rights and privileges available to people with autism and their families.

The subthemes for the 2019 symposium include:

  1. The prevalence and nature of mental health among families and adults with autism
  2. Sleep challenges and autism: Causes, prevalence and support
  3. Sex education and autism: a look into the transition from childhood to adolescence and the sexual rights of adults with autism
  4. Evidence-based practice that enhances good quality of life for families and people with autism
  5. A look into the neurology of Autism with specific focus on Epilepsy
  6. A holistic approach to creating a healthy and impactful life with autism

Guest speakers are invited to speak on any of the above themes from a practical and/or professional point of view.

Interested speakers should send in their topic and a 150 words summary of their presentation by 15th February.

Speakers will be announced by 1st of March.

We strongly encouraged autistic speakers from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Community to participate.

This year’s symposium will be held in partnership with the Critical Autism/Disability research Group at London South Bank University and the Participatory Autism Research Collectives (PARC).