AsIAm Conference 2023 - 'Same Chance'

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AsIAm Conference 2023 - 'Same Chance'

AsIAm National Autism Conference 2023 - 'Same Chance - removing barriers for Autistic people and their families'

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The Grand Hotel Malahide Grove Road K36 XT65 Malahide Ireland

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

AsIAm is delighted to announce our National Autism Conference: "Same Chance: Removing Barriers for Autistic People" on the 4th February 2023 in The Grand Hotel, Malahide. This event marks the return of our annual conference, after the hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference Agenda

9:15am: Opening

9:45am: Keynote 1: Peter Vermeulen and Amanda McGuinness

10:30am: Break

11:00am: Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Education – Creating the same chance for positive transitions (Amanda McGuinness and Caitriona Watters-Crehan)
  • Health & Wellbeing – Policy Focus: Barriers to Mental Health Care (Rachel O’Connor and Adrian Carroll)
  • Adult Life – The employment journey (Nicholas Ryan Purcell and Niamh Grennan)
  • Socialising & Participation – (Zarah Doyle and Dr Stuart Neilson)

12:00pm: Keynote 2: Dr Wenn Lawson

1:00pm: Lunch

2:15pm: Keynote 3: Robyn Steward

3:00pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Autistic voice in education(Joan McDonald and Finbar Horgan)
  • Health & Wellbeing – Promoting positive mental health in Autistic children and young people (Dr Cat Hughes and Michael Ryan)
  • Adult Life – The third level education journey (Marc Fabri and further speaker TBC)
  • Socialising & Participation: Embracing Diversity (Rose Marie Maughan, Ollie Bell, Blezzing Dada)

4:00 Voices of Community: Cara Darmody, Kevin Hanly, Emma Davis

4:30 Keynote 4: Chloe Hayden

5:15pm Conference Close