2018 Schedule

Below is the main programme schedule for Autscape 2018. Note that changes are still possible.
Latest update: 18 Aug 2018.

Leisure activities are not listed in the main schedule below, except for a few yearly staples such as Sparlies in the Dark and the Entertainment Evening. The full schedule including scheduled leisure activities will be made available at the conference and will include, among others:

The call for leisure activities is currently open! To submit your own, please use this form at Sessionize or alternatively email us at programme@autscape.org. Please only submit if your booking to attend Autscape has been confirmed.

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.

Main programme schedule

Tuesday 28 August

14:00-16:30Registration
17:00-17:30Orientation
17:30-18:00Home groups
17:30-19:00Evening meal
19:00-19:30Welcome talk
19:30-Scheduled evening activities including Sparklies in the dark and a piano recital

Wednesday 29 August

7:30-8:45Breakfast
9:00-10:30Workshop: Exploring the Art of Stimming
9:30-10:30Workshop: Negotiating Terms for Inclusion
10:30-11:00Break
11:00-11:40Lecture: Autism and Interpersonal Ethics: Who can we blame when things don’t go well?
11:45-12:25Lecture: The inclusion of autistic needs in the pursuit of holistic health
12:30-13:00Home groups
12:30-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:30Leisure sessions
15:30-16:00Break
16:00-16:30Lecture: Untangling the knots of neuroqueer intersectionality
16:30-17:20Discussions on the day's lectures
17:30-18:00Home groups
17:30-19:00Evening meal
19:00-19:45AGM
19:00-Scheduled evening activities
20:00-21:00Performance: Quiet Hands

Thursday 30 August

7:30-8:45Breakfast
9:00-10:30Workshop: Overtone chanting for self-soothing and sensory seeking
9:30-10:30Workshop: Why do we disappear as we grow older?
10:30-11:00Break
11:00-11:40Lecture: The elephant in the room
11:45-12:25Lecture: Formal diagnosis
12:30-13:00Home groups
12:30-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:30Leisure sessions
15:30-16:00Break
16:00-16:40Lecture: Separate development paths - way to mutual understanding and social inclusion
16:30-17:30Workshop: The acceptance/inclusion of non-autistics by autistic groups
17:30-18:00Home groups
17:30-19:00Evening meal
19:00-Scheduled evening activities
20:00-21:30Entertainment Evening

Friday 31 August

7:30-8:45Breakfast
9:30-10:30Workshop: Exclusive inclusion, what divides our communities?
10:30-11:00Break
11:00-11:40Lecture: Working under the influence of autism
12:30-13:00Home groups
12:30-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:00Panel of selected speakers
15:00-Departure
15:30-16:00Break