Renowned speakers to visit Swindon
5:02pm Monday 17th September 2012 in Latest News
TWO nationally renowned speakers on autism will be talking at a SEQOL autism network event in Swindon on Wednesday.
Mark Lever, chief executive of the National Autistic Society, and Michael Swaffield, the Department of Health’s autism policy lead, will speak at the event which will bring together services which are currently working with people with autism spectrum conditions.
The event is being arranged by SEQOL in partnership with the Swindon and District NAS, and many local organisations will be there with information that could be useful to people with autism and their families and supporters. Topics featured will include health, education, child and family services, carers, housing, advocacy and adaptive technology.
There will also be break-out groups on subjects such as adult diagnosis, women and girls on the autism spectrum and employment.
The organisers have arranged number of quiet spaces in the hotel, for those who require some quiet time, and there are pleasant outdoor spaces nearby for anyone who requires some natural light and time away from the event.
The event is being held at the Mercer Hotel and Spa, in South Marston, with a preview for people with autism and their supporters at 1pm, and opens to the general public between 2pm and 5pm.
Swindon and District NAS will hold its annual general meeting at 7pm at the same venue.
To attend the event, call Denise Lewis on 01793 463694.