50th Anniversary Conference

Innovation in Autism Practice: The Future is Calling

8th - 9th November 2018, Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

2018 is an important year for Scottish Autism as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

Over this time, our services have evolved due to our knowledge of effective autism practice, and we are now holding a 2 day conference with the aim of providing a platform for sharing visionary approaches to the development of autism practice.

Our programme will be influenced and informed by a contemporary view that embraces autism as a developmental difference and focuses on a capacity view of the individual. There will be a focus on novel practice related research that demonstrates the meaningful participation of, or that has been led by autistic individuals.

The conference will be of interest to Researchers, Practitioners, Autistic people, Parents, Carers, Commissioners and Policy makers.

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Programme Board

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers from the autistic community to be announced in due course.

Call For Papers

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we are holding a two day conference which aims to provide a platform for sharing visionary approaches to the development of autism practice.

Our programme will be influenced and informed by a contemporary view that embraces autism as a developmental difference and focuses on a capacity view of the individual. Day one will centre around the culture and context of practice and day two will look at innovation in practice.

We want to engage with others who share our ambition to promote practice based evidence and recognise the value of the lived experience of autistic people. We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster submission on the following topics:

By clicking on the link below you will be invited to create an account and submit your oral or poster submission. Click here for Submission Guidelines and Poster Guidelines.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 30th April 2018

Any enquiries should be directed to Charlene Tait, Director of Autism Practice and Research at charlene.tait@scottishautism.org

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Scottish Autism can provide you with a fantastic opportunity to promote and showcase your organisation product or service at our 50th Anniversary Conference.

The conference will provide a platform for collaboration, enabling professionals to share information and best practice. Our goal is to promote networking and partnership opportunities amongst our delegates and exhibitors.

It is anticipated we will attract in the region of 200 delegates including researchers, practitioners, autistic people, parents, carers, commissioners and policy makers.

To find out more about our Sponsorship and Exhibition packages please click the link below.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Information

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