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Update: AsIAm National Autism Conference

The AsIAm team are extremely busy with last minute preparations for our National Autism Conference taking place this Saturday 21st October. Many other Conferences of this size would be organised by a professional conference company. We are doing this ourselves with our small (but very precious) team and some great volunteers who have come on …

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Conference venue & location

The 2017 Conference is taking place in the stunning surrounds of The Grand Hotel in the village of Malahide. A popular conference hotel, The Grand Hotel provides all the elements of a sensory friendly venue, proximity to road, rail and airport making access available to as many attendees as possible. Hosting in a hotel will …

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Conference exhibitors

  An exhibition will run in conjunction with the all day Conference. This is an opportunity for attendees to meet and view products, services and ideas relevant to their home or work lives.  The number of exhibitors will be limited to allow maximum opportunity for attendees to talk to exhibitors and for maximum footfall for …

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Making our conference autism-friendly

AsIAm is an organisation committed to developing a more inclusive Ireland for the Autism-community. The need for society to be made more accessible for Autistic people is something which our organisation constantly highlights. Whenever we get the opportunity we like to demonstrate Autism-friendly practises. We feel autism-friendly practises are particularly vital at the National Autism …

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Sponsorship opportunities

The AsIAm National Autism Conference does not currently have a major sponsor nor is it funded by any public or private body. Running a Conference, the scale and size of ours, involves significant costs and we are always grateful to any private or philanthropic body which wishes to financially support this important date in the …

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Speaker biographies

Fergus Finlay To Follow…                 Dr. Stephen Shore Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalisation. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at …

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Programme

We are proud to present our programme for “Expectations” – The AsIAm National Autism Conference 2017. The programme explores the life cycle (from education to employment to health and well-being) and what can and should be expected in life, and from society. While we are currently finalising the titles of some presentations, the speakers, topics and timings …

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