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See Autism@Manchester events hosted at The University of Manchester, and find out when our members will be speaking at external events.

Upcoming events

Autism in Women and Girls

Seminar and Workshop: Postcards from an Aspie World
Hayden Larder, Helen Larder and Dan Redfearn

Mon 26th March 2018, 10:00am – 12:30pm (Registration from 9:30am)

Kanaris Lecture Theatre, The Manchester Museum

Hayden, Helen and Dan will give a presentation about their autism training resource for practitioners.

View: Autism in Women and Girls PDF for more information 


Seminar and Poster Session: Uncovering Hidden Autism in Females
Hannah Belcher (Anglia Ruskin)

Monday 21st May 2018, 1:00 - 3:30pm (Registration from 12:30pm)

Kanaris Lecture Theatre, The Manchester Museum

Females with autism face longer waiting times to receive their diagnosis and many are not identified at all. Increased social motivation and social mimicking strategies are thought to be behind these difficulties in identification. This talk, given by Hannah Belcher who herself is diagnosed with autism, will discuss evidence supporting this theory and speculate on what research needs to uncover to improve the lives of females affected by autism

View: Autism in Women and Girls PDF for more information 


Past events

Improving Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Autistic Students: Insights from Parent / Carers and Young People

23 November 2016, The University of Manchester

School can be a challenging place for many young autistic people, as they are more likely than their peers to be excluded, experience bullying, and develop mental health problems. Professor Neil Humphrey explored why this is the case, and what can be done about it.

The Autism Show, Manchester

2 July 2016

Dr Emma Gowen gave a talk titled Building bridges: creating partnerships between autistic and research communities.

Investigating the role of microRNAs in autism susceptibility

17 February 2016, The University of Manchester

PhD student Thomas Bleazard talked about his project to investigate the role of microRNA regulatory molecules, genes that work by controlling other genes inside cells rather than by building or doing things themselves, in autism susceptibility.