Agenda for May 2018 meeting

Agenda for May 2018 board meeting

Meeting to be held at 2pm GMT on Tuesday 22 May 2018
at #autscape


1. Approvals

1.1. Minutes of the April 2018 meeting posted to the list on 21st
     May 2018

2. Ratifications

2.1. The decision taken on list to accept the revisions to the Bursary
     policy (9 For)

2.2. The decision taken on list to change the current bursary deadlines from
     15th May, 10th June and 23rd June to 26th May, 9th June and 23rd June.
     (8 For, 1 Against)

2.3. The decision taken on list to change the dates of the Bursary deadlines
     from 26th May to 19th May and 9th June to 21st July. (9 For)

2.4. The decision taken on list to accept the following 17 proposals into
     the main programme for Autscape 2018, and to reject the rest (9 for):
     * cos michael: Why do we disappear as we grow older?
     * Catherine Curtis: Working under the influence of autism
     * Larry Arnold: Exclusive inclusion, what divides our communities?
     * Dr Claire Evans-Williams and Dr Damien J. Williams: The inclusion of
       autistic needs in the pursuit of holistic health
     * Tim Rhys: "Quiet Hands": Challenging Stereotypes & Raising Awareness
       Through Theatre
     * Robert Schmus: Working through Anxiety
     * Timothy Ng: We are in: Collaborating Through Diversity
     * Joanna Lawicka: Separate development paths - way to mutual
       understanding and social inclusion.
     * Nat Titman: The elephant in the room
     * Ken Richman: Autism and Interpersonal Ethics: Who can we blame when
       things don’t go well?
     * John Binns: Negotiating Terms for Inclusion
     * Maqqi Mucoi Amolngatti Âû: Exploring the Art of Stimming
     * Kalen: Formal diagnosis
     * Olivia Pountney: Untangling the knots of neuroqueer intersectionality
     * Elliot Cooper: DeafWorld, autistic space and disability inclusion.
     * Serena Hasselblad: The acceptance/inclusion of non-autistics by
       autistic groups
     * Ysabel Clare: Overtone chanting for self-soothing and sensory
       seeking: join in with a prelimin

3. Proposals

3.1. Heta proposes that we arrange a discussion outside the main programme,
     with 1-2 of AUK representatives and at least 2-3 of our board
     attending, on the theme of potential Autscape-AUK cooperation, and
     offer free attendance for one day and night plus meals to one of their
     board members for participation in this discussion, purely in the name
     of promoting networking and gaining useful information that may benefit
     us as an Organisation. This should not be a speaker's rebate and not
     considered part of the programme budget.

3.2. The Fundraising Co-ordinator proposes that Autscape promotes the
     introduction of the Give as you Live in-store pre-loaded card, by
     updating the information on the "Donations" page of the Autscape
     website, and by a mention in the next Members Bulletin.

3.3. The treasurer proposes that the board agrees for the Organising
     Committee to hire an interactive projector and/or similar equipment for
     use at the 2018 conference, up to the cost of £2000.

4. Follow-Ups


5. Role Reports

5.1. Chair (Martijn)
5.2. Company Secretary (Elaine)
5.3. Honorary Secretary (Elaine)
5.4. Treasurer (Jeremy)
5.5. Event Manager Autscape 2018 (Kalen) - report has been requested
5.6. Membership Secretary (Jeremy)
5.7. Fundraising coordinator (Jeremy)
5.8. Tech coordinator (Martijn)
5.9. Lists coordinator (James)
5.10. Venue search coordinators (Peter and Debbie)

Note: Role reports in advance will help keep the meeting short.

6. Any Other Business