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Tony Attwood Conference January 2015

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Davros Thu 18-Sep-14 10:10:36

I hope this is of interest to someone on MN.

Tony Attwood London 2015 Autism Conference
at The British Library
January 12th 2015.
What Works in Autism?
This is the third of our What Works In Autism conferences, based on our forthcoming collaborative book, following the first over-subscribed conference in May held in Glasgow with Tony Attwood, Michelle Garnett and Wendy Lawson, and the Leeds conference with Luke Beardon, Olga Bogdashina, Wendy Lawson and Jacqui Jackson on October 10th 2014. Our conferences are not now concentrating on describing autism (although that will always be a part of our work), but on offering practical insider expertise on what can actually help those on the autism spectrum.
We’re delighted to bring Tony Attwood back to London, where he last presented to a huge audience and rapturous applause in January 2013, at the Hotel Russell. This time Tony will be joined by Adam Feinstein, the journalist who supplies online conferences for Autism Cymru. He's a life-long writer, a linguist with a strong interest in the arts, and the author of the brilliant The History of Autism that traces all the pioneers into autism research. He’s the parent of an autistic son.
We’re also hugely impressed to have been offered the prestigious British Library as the venue for this important conference. We’re certain that its going to provide a stimulating and valuable setting for the latest work in progress from What Works in Autism?
Tony will talk about autism through the ages, about friendships, school, relationships, partners, family. He will cover autism in both boys and girls, men and women.
Unlike at our last visit to London, the delegate fees for this conference include a light lunch provided by The British Library's caterers, Peyton and Byrne, that we hope you will enjoy. All in all, this promises to be our most interesting and stimulating conference to date, in an unrivalled venue.
As ever, our pricing structure benefits those on low, or no salaries, and we offer discounted rates for groups of four or more. Our online ticketing service gives you the opportunity to reserve your seat instantly. However, we can also allow payment by invoice if you email us at or telephone on 07971 471617. We’d advise you to buy tickets at the discounted Early Bird rate, before October 15th, and to ask about invoice bookings early, so as to get the best value. We’re particularly interested in bookings from support groups, parents, and those on the autism spectrum, as well as teachers, psychologists and those in the medical profession, working as social carers and mentors or befrienders, or in advisory positions in Education. We offer promotional/discount codes for members of the NAS or other autism and support groups wishing to book online. Please telephone for details.

8.45 – 9.15 Registration with tea and coffee
9.15- 9.30 Introduction – Dr Barbara Jacobs
9.30 - 11.00 Professor Tony Attwood - What works in diagnosis and after - boys and girls?
11.00 -11.30 Refreshments, with tea coffee and biscuits
11.30 - 12.30 Adam Feinstein - What Works according to the autism pioneers, and what works for parents?
12.30 - 1.30 Light lunch
1.30 - 3.00 Tony Attwood - What works with teenagers and adults, and why?
3.00- 3.30 Refreshments, with tea coffee and biscuits
3.30 - 4.30 Questions to Tony and Adam
4.30 Ends
We hope to hear from you soon, and to welcome you to this conference. Please access our website at

Thank you,

Barbara Jacobs
07971 471617

mummytime Thu 18-Sep-14 10:28:07

Is there any interest for a group from mn going (and getting a discount)?

pannetone Thu 18-Sep-14 11:05:11

I want to go _ I went to the London Tony Attwood conference in Jan 2013 and it was excellent.

PolterGoose Thu 18-Sep-14 12:25:23

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Perchkin Fri 19-Sep-14 09:44:36

I'd be interested smile.
It doesn't say what the discount would be though.

kay1a Tue 23-Sep-14 13:28:18

I believe the discount is 20% for groups of 4+(from googling other such conferences in the past). I am very interested.

salondon Tue 23-Sep-14 17:32:58

Is Tony Attwood's work mainly on Aspergers?

It is so much in the future, I don't know what I am doing in the next hour!(okay that is an exaggeration, I know I will be battling some very polite Londoners on the public transport)

How much is the entry for, would we know?

pannetone Tue 23-Sep-14 21:33:31

Yes, salondon I think Tony Attwood's work is mostly on Aspergers/HFA.

So what do we think the dicount (of hopefully 20%) would be on? I would qualify for the unwaged/low waged rate - there is a note that specifically says parents should chose this option if they are unwaged/low waged. So if I bought my ticket now as an 'earlybird' it would be £80, so I'd be hoping for a group rate less than that. I will email them. If I remember correctly for the 2013 conference a mumsnetter arranged a group rate and then we bought our tickets individually using a group code.

PolterGoose Tue 23-Sep-14 21:38:46

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pannetone Wed 24-Sep-14 12:45:10

I emailed Autistic Intelligence and their reply is that the discount would probably be 20% but it depends on the size of the group.... And I suppose it would be a discount on the parent rate unless as a group we fit into the category unwaged/low waged.

JennyOnTheBlocks Wed 24-Sep-14 19:25:00

i'd be very interested in going with a group smile

PolterGoose Wed 24-Sep-14 19:41:20

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kay1a Thu 25-Sep-14 12:11:51

Thanks Panettone, I would be interested at standard paying rate as well.

I googled and found another Tony Attwood conference at Reading on the 7th and 8th January 2015.

They have flexibility in the number of days you can attend and have the 20% discount for groups as well. Anyone interested ?

neverputasockinatoaster Fri 26-Sep-14 11:02:40

I don't actually work at the moment.... do you think that counts me as unwaged? OH works and we don't qualify for any tax credits etc.....

I went to one before here in Lincoln. Tony Atwood is such a good speaker!

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 26-Sep-14 11:09:23

i'd say that is very unwaged, never

i don't work, we don't get tax credits either, but i do claim carer's

if you go, we could share marathon training tactics wink

neverputasockinatoaster Wed 08-Oct-14 10:34:18

I've planted the seed in DH's mind......
We don't get DLA so I can't claim carer's.....
We are applying for DLA though but the form makes me weep. Both because it is so long and because I have to think of the worst days.

Pawan Thu 09-Oct-14 22:56:12

A late reply to kay1a - i'd be interested in day 1 of the Reading one, much easier for me to get to than London.

pannetone Fri 10-Oct-14 11:02:35

I don't think we have enough of us interested in the Tony Attwood conference in London on Jan 12th to get a group rate - and in any event some of us are looking at the standard parent rate and others at the unwaged rate.

I am going to go ahead and book because the 'early bird' rates end on the 15th Oct so if i book now as unwaged it is £80, rather than £95. Similarly, the parent rate is £120 now, going up to £140 after oct 15th.

Janey64 Fri 07-Nov-14 21:57:15

Hi I have checked with Berkshire Autistic Society about their Tony Attwood Conference on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 January 2015 and they have a concession rate for the two day conference of £71 for both days if you are low waged/ unwaged, IF they are members of BAS, which costs £10 for the year for low wage/unwaged. The rate is not available on the website yet, but you can send a cheque for £81 to the office at Berkshire Autistic Society, Unit 7 Richfield Place, 12 Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ. They can be contacted by phone on 0118 9594 594 or The conference is open from 8.45 with a 9.30 start and 4.30 close and is held at Reading Town Hall, which is 5 minute walk from Reading Train station.

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