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About this section

In this section you will find information about the specialist autism training offered by Autism West Midlands, and our conference programme.


Autism West Midlands hosts conferences throughout the year on a range of topics within autism, featuring highly respected guest speakers. 


Autism West Midlands 5th Annual Conference - Exploring Autism Interventions


Monday 28th November 2016 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

9am - 4pm

We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker Bo Elven, author of No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming. We will also be welcoming Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson from the University of Edinburgh and our very own Dr Elisabeth Hurley. Join us as we explore autism interventions! Lunch and refreshments are included in the cost of the conference.

Topics covered on the day will include:

There will also be the opportunity to choose one topic from each of the following workshop sessions:

1st workshops session

  • ABA with Louise Denne
  • Autism and Employment with Lynn Marshall and Elaine Forster
  • Autism, mental health and medication with Pru Allington-Smith

2nd workshop session

  • Autism and girls with Lana Grant
  • Older autistic adults with Cos Michael
  • Adult Interactive Style Intervention with Lila Kossyvaki
Download the programme for the day here
How to book

Visit http://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk//products/5th-annual-conference to book and for more information. 

Professionals: £90
Students: £45
Parents/carers/people with autism: £15

If you have any questions, please contact Elisabeth Hurley by emailing elisabethh@autismwestmidlands.org.uk or by calling 0121 450 7582.

How to get there

To find out more about how to get to the conference please click here.


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Are you a professional supporting people with autism? Here are three important reasons why you must attend our Annual Conference! #ExploreAWM2016

  • Listen to acclaimed national and international speakers. Hear them discuss the latest research on autism interventions.
  • Gain personal perspectives from parents and people with autism about their experiences of autism interventions.
  • Meet with likeminded professionals in the autism field and discuss your own experiences.

Are you a parent or carer of a person with autism? Here are three reasons you should attend our annual conference! #ExploreAWM2016

  • Listen to speakers discuss person-centred approaches to autism interventions.
  • Gain personal tools to empower you to make your own decisions on which interventions are suitable for the person you support.
  • Meet other parents, carers and professionals, share your own experiences and grow your support network. 

Are you a person with autism? Here are three reasons for you to attend our annual conference! #ExploreAWM2016

  • Hear speakers discuss the latest research on autism interventions to help you make informed decisions about your own care.
  • Share your own experiences of autism interventions.
  • Meet other people with autism, as well as parents, carers and professionals, to have your say in exploring autism interventions.


7th Shropshire Autism Conference - celebrating 10 years in Shropshire

Our 7th Shropshire Autism Conference focuses on everyday issues faced by parents of children on the autism spectrum and offers practical ideas and strategies to take home.

The day will provide opportunities to hear expert speakers, share ideas and chat with others who have similar experiences.

Making a difference to lives on the spectrum

Wednesday 22nd April
9am - 4pm
Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre
Pershore Road
B5 7RN

"Making a Difference to Lives on the Spectrum" will feature talks and information stands, as well as a Meet the Speakers session.

Topics covered include:

  • Person-centred care
  • Transition from hospital care to the community
  • Personal perspectives on living with autism


Supporting autistic students at college and university conferenceconference

Wednesday 4th February 2015
1pm - 5pm
Birmingham City University,
Baker Hall,
City North Campus,
Perry Barr,
B42 2SU


Improving Educational Settings for Children and Adults with Autismconference

Wednesday 17th September 2014
Thursday 18th September 2014

Horton Grange,
The University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston Park Road,
B15 2RS