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.
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)
- Map: http://www.shu.ac.uk/university/visit/find-us/plancity.html
- To book a FREE! place: visit http://esrcautism.eventbrite.com
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 247 2906