2015 Schedule

This page about Autscape 2015 is of historical interest only. Go to the home page for current information.

Everything at Autscape is completely optional. You are not obliged to attend anything, communicate with anyone (unless you are a parent or carer), or participate in any way. If you are interested in doing things, there is plenty going on throughout the day, serious, fun, structured and unstructured.

Updated 18 Jul 2015

Friday 21 August

14:15-16:15Registration
15:30-16:15Refreshments
16:30-17:15Orientation (download handout)
17:30-18:30Evening meal
18:30-19:00Home groups
19:00-22:00Various casual activities and Sparklies in the dark

Saturday 22 August

8:30-9:30Breakfast
9:30-10:45Workshops: Autistic inner space (Caroline Hearst),
Calming touch: autistic preferences and simple shiatsu techniques (Heta)
10:45-11:30Break
11:30-12:30Lectures: A history of early autistic space (Martijn Dekker), followed by
Autistic People's Organisations, creating space for change: a case study (Kabie Brook)
12:30-13:30Lunch
13:30-14:00Interest groups
13:30-15:30Pool open
14:00-15:30Various leisure activities
15:30-16:00Break
16:00-16:30Lecture: Who's in and who's out? Diversity and acceptance within the autistic community (Kalen)
17:00-17:30Annual general meeting
17:30-18:30Evening meal
18:30-19:00Home groups
19:00-22:00Various casual activities

Sunday 23 August

8:30-9:30Breakfast
9:30-10:45Workshop: Our natural space (Catriona)
10:45-11:30Break
11:30-12:30Lectures: Beyond reasonable adjustment: autistic-friendly spaces and 'Universal Design' (Damian Milton), followed by
"To be" or "Not to be" - An exploration into Autistic Embodiment (Helen Kirk)
12:30-13:30Lunch
13:30-14:00Interest groups
13:30-15:30Pool open
14:00-15:30Various leisure activities
15:30-16:00Break
16:00-17:30Workshops: Getting what you need from public services: understanding and using the law (Yo),
Spin Rock Express (Jenny Berman)
17:30-18:30Evening meal
18:30-19:00Home groups
19:00-22:00Various activities and Entertainment evening

Monday 24 August

8:30-9:30Breakfast
9:30-10:45Workshop: Autistic beings-in-the-world: Neurodiverse negotiations of space (Hannah Ebben)
10:45-11:30Break
11:30-12:30Workshop: Keeping a check on your mental health (Sharon Jeffreys and Mel Bruce)
12:30-13:30Lunch
13:30-15:00Departure drop-in