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AsIAm National Autism Conference 2019

CPD Credits
Approved for 7 External CPD Credits


September 20, 2019
September 21, 2019
The Grand Hotel Malahide, Grove Road, Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland   View map

The National Autism Conference will be held on 20 and 21st September 2019 in the Grand Hotel, Malahide. This is a two day conference. Day 1 is aimed at a professional audience – teachers, healthcare, policy markers, and will be CPD accredited from the CPD Standards Office. Attending this day will afford delegates with 7 CPD points, a certificate of attendance and access to recordings of the sessions. Day 2 is a Community Conference aimed at autistic individuals, parents, carers, families, etc. We are delighted to have some big fantastics speakers as Keynotes this year, include Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes, a New York Times bestseller and Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.


Friday 20th September – Professional Development Seminar


First Keynote – Professionals as Respectful Facilitators – Professor Andy McDonnell and Joan McDonald


Morning Workshops – 


  1. “What I Wish My Teacher Knew”
  2. Accessible Healthcare Services
  3. Creating Supportive Environments
  4. Effective Communication For All


Second Keynote – The Importance of ‘Autism-Proofing’ your Service – Sarah Hendrickx


Afternoon Workshops –


  1. Autism-Friendly Toolkit for Schools
  2. Supporting Positive Mental Health Throughout the Life Cycle
  3. Fostering Independence and Self-Esteem in Adult Life
  4. Autism-Friendly Hospital Experiences


Third Keynote – Steve Silberman – The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity


Voices of Our Community – Adopting a Strengths-Based Approach


Saturday 21st September – Community Conference


First Keynote – Partnership Through Respect – Professor Andy McDonnell and Joan McDonald


Morning Workshops –


  1. Schools as Supportive Partners for Learning
  2. Inclusive Employment Partnerships
  3. Working Together to Promote Independence
  4. Managing Stress and Anxiety in Everyday Life


Second Keynote – The Environment as a Partner – Dr. Magda Mostafa


Afternoon Workshops –


  1. Supportive Workplace Environments
  2. Autism-Friendly School Experiences
  3. The Journey to Building Self-Esteem and Confidence
  4. Well-Being and Self-Care Survival Guide


Third Keynote – Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern – As seen on Channel 4’s ‘Are You Autistic?’


Voices of Our Community – Reaching Me Through My Interests


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