Is Autism A Gift?

Is Autism A Gift?

Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission: 
£5 + booking fee

Suitability: 16+

When we think of autism we usually think of challenges and deficits but recently, we have started to understand that there are also many strengths linked to autism.

This talk explores the idea that ‘different’ doesn’t mean ‘worse’ and looks at situations where autistic people are better than non-autistic people: not just the rare savants with superpowers, but unique skills that many autistic people have. We will delve into some of the science behind special abilities and talents in autism and consider ways in which autistic people are using their skills to help push society forwards in new and exciting ways.

Admission
£5 + booking fee