09.30

Welcome by the Chair
Dr Catherine Jones
Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

09.45 Keynote presentation:  
How I experience the world

Paul Isaacs
Autistic Speaker, Trainer, Author and Consultant
10.45 Refreshment Break
11.15

Making sense of the world - research into the sensory and perceptual experience of people with ASD
Dr Dougal Hare
Reader in Clinical Psychology, Research Director South Wales DClinPsy Programme, Cardiff University

12.15  Changeover time

 Stream A

Education

 Stream B

Health

 Stream C

Life

12.20 How does sensory processing influence learning?
Richard Maguire
Autistic Speaker and Consultant, Autism Live Training

I can’t eat that! Managing sensory challenges to eating in autism
Dr Elizabeth Shea
Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham Food Refusal Services 

Some implications of sensory differences in ageing
Cos Michael
Autism and Ageing Consultant and Autistic Speaker

13.10 Lunch
14.10



Sensory diets in the classroom
Adele Devine 
Special Needs Teacher, Portesbery School

The Sleep Scotland Model - a cognitive behavioural intervention approach to sleep problems
Jane Ansell 
CEO, Sleep Scotland

Strategies for home and out for adults and children
Tina Wood
Occupational Therapist, Therapy in Motion
15.00 Refreshment break
15.20 How does sensory processing affect mental health and well-being?
Dr Dido Green
Reader in Rehabilitation, Oxford Brookes University
16.20  Closing Remarks by the Chairs
16.30  Conference ends