Glyndwr University

    North Wales 2nd Annual Autism Conference

'Communication Across the Spectrum'

Friday 29th September 2017

8:30am – 5:00pm

Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham LL11 2AW

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Following the success of our conference last year, we are currently organising the second annual North Wales Autism Conference which will be held at Glyndwr University.

This in an excellent opportunity for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Condition, their families, parents, carers and professionals to network and access credible information, from educators, researchers and specialists working within the field of Autism.

The conference provides an ideal environment to gather knowledge about how we can all work in partnership. This will reduce barriers within education, employment and healthcare, which will in turn enable individuals to progress in all areas of life while improving self-esteem and confidence.

Key-note Speakers

Returning by popular demand will be:

Dr Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer at the Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

His keynote speech is entitled “The Impact of the Sensory Environment on Autistic Individuals and its Relationship with Anxiety”

Our special guests this year will be:

Derek Paravicini & Professor Adam Ockelford
Derek is a blind, Autistic musical prodigy whose amazing gift of playing the piano has thrilled audiences at venues around the world, from Ronnie Scott's to Las Vegas and the Barbican to Buckingham Palace.



1. Autism Health and Wellbeing

Dr Linda Buchan

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of AxiaASDLtd


2. Therapeutic Horsemanship

Iain Crosbie

Director of Operations, Welsh Institute of Therapeutic Horsemanship


3. Autism and the Criminal Justice System

Dr Jacqui Jackson

Autism Researcher, Consultant and Parent


4. Beyond the Boundaries

Jill Smith

Specialist Hairdresser & Massage Therapist, for anxious or sensory sensitive clients.  Independent Living skills, hair & beauty qualifications through the medium of a commercial hair & beauty salon


5. Autism Training and Education, and Related Conditions

AA Autism Education and Training

Led by Autistic Individuals, from their Lived Experience


6. Agoriad / Engage to Change work project for 16-25yrs

Robyn Williams

Training Manager, Agoriad


7. Strategies for Supporting ASC / ADHD

Alan Roberts

ADHD Course Co-Ordinator, Trainer and Consultant; Flintshire

Trade Stands
We have a limited number of trade stands available and following last year's success, these will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, at a cost of: 
Small organisations / Local charities £35
Larger charities / Businesses   £150
 For trade stand enquiries, please contact:  Angie Atherton, Greenfield Business Centre, tel: 01352 703055 or

Delegate tickets
Delegate tickets will be available shortly from the Glyndwr University website.  Tel: 01978 293466
    Full Price           Early bird (before 31st August)
Parents / Autistic Individuals   £45.00           £35.00
Professionals   £150.00           £125.00
A choice of one workshop per delegate will be available at the point of booking.