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Event: “beyond autism: re-thinking the label” (Nov, 2013: UK)

Title: beyond autism: re-thinking the label 

Where: Stoddart Building (Ground Floor), Howard Street, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S1 1WB

When: Saturday 9th November 2013: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

The Event: The number of people being diagnosed with autism is growing, at this event we ask is this a good thing for people labelled with autism?  The discussion will focus on the controversies surrounding the use of autism as a label to explain the ways in which people behave. This event will be of interest to a general audience and is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

The Programme:

Chaired by Prof. Dan Goodley.  Tea/Coffee on arrival for 1.30pm start.

1.30pm:       Presentations: “What autism means to me: A mother’s view” by Katherine Runswick-Cole and ” What do we know about the biology of autism?” by Sami Timimi

2.00pm:       Discussion I

2.30pm:       Presentations:  “Questions of Treatment” by Graham Collins; “Buying and Selling Autism: The Label as Commodity” by Rebecca Mallett and “A social-materialist approach to understanding and working with people who have been given an ASD diagnosis” by Paul Moloney

3.00pm:       Discussion II

3.30pm:       Tea/Coffee Break

4.00pm:       Plenary (Discussant, Tom Muskett)

4.30pm:       Finish         

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