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Distinguished Speakers in Autism Series 2018-19

The Sheffield Autism Research Lab are pleased to announce the future events in our "Distinguished Speakers in Autism" series. Our speakers are nationally and internationally recognised experts who will each give a public lecture on autism.

Each talk will last for about 1 hour, after which there will be an opportunity to meet other attendees and to talk informally with the speaker over tea/coffee. The seminars are intended to generate a forum in which people in the Sheffield area with an interest in autism can come together to share ideas, knowledge and experiences.

All lectures are free and open to all. Details of the scheduled seminars are given below. More dates and speakers will be added to this list so please keep checking. If you would like us to contact you with details of each seminar please sign up to our mailing list or e-mail sharl@sheffield.ac.uk

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Michael Barton

Michael Barton

Talk title: Autism - Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Michael Barton is the author and illustrator of two books, "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" and "A Different Kettle of Fish", both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He works as a Market Analyst in central London and is a patron of CASPA, a charity based in South East London that runs youth clubs for young people on the autistic spectrum.

Michael is an experienced speaker on autism and Asperger's Syndrome having been featured around the media from Channel 4 and the BBC to the New Scientist magazine. He has spoken alongside world-renowned speakers and has been on the main stage at the Autism Show, the largest autism specific event in Europe, numerous times. He focuses on the positive aspects of being autistic and in his spare time he's an accomplished musician, a black belt in judo and enjoys rock climbing.

Time and Location: 12.00pm - 1.00pm (talk); 1.00pm - 1.30pm (Q&A) Location: St George's Church

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