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Ambitious about Autism’s Inaugural Youth Lecture

Ambitious about Autism’s Inaugural Youth Lecture

Ambitious about Autism’s Youth Patrons invite you to join us in asking “What is normal?”

Whether you are a researcher, teacher or you write national policy this is a unique opportunity to hear about what it is like being a young person with autism, from young people with autism.

Monday, 27 March 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

The Wellcome Trust
183-193 Euston Road
Woodside Avenue
NW1 2BE London
United Kingdom

As young people with autism we are reclaiming the word normal for World Autism Awareness Month. We want to remind people that everyone’s normal is different and that those quirks and idiosyncrasies that everyone has are what makes them who they are. And that this is the same for people with autism.

We can’t do this alone, which is why we are inviting you to join us for our first ever Youth Lecture on 27th March 2017 . You can book via this link. This is your opportunity to feedback on your experiences, to network with young people with autism, and as well as their friends, family members and the professionals who work alongside them. There will also be the chance to access our research and resources ahead of publication. The lecture will be fun. And it is free.
We would love for you to join us. We would also really appreciate it if you could promote this event to anyone you know who might enjoy it. As you know it’s really unusual to hear directly from young people with autism – so we are keen that everyone who wants to can attend. If you want to book for a group larger than 4 please email us at to make arrangements.

At the lecture Youth Patrons will:

Present the findings of our joint research with the Institute of Education about young people with autism’s experiences of mental health and wellbeing. If you are aged between 15-25 and have autism you can take part in the research through this link.

Share  our stories of what ‘normal’ means to us

Present the resources we’ve developed to support young people with autism to tell people around them what ‘normal’ looks like to them.

Offer you opportunities to ask questions of our expert panel

Also speaking will be Dr Laura Crane and Professor Liz Pellicano from the Center for Research in Autism Education and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist Dr Juli Crocombe.