The Rights Approach for Autism

This is the abridged version of the Professorial inaugural presentation given by Nick Hodge, Professor of Inclusive Practice Tuesday March 14th 2017 – click on Rights Approach for Autism Hodge  6.30-7.30pm. In this Nick launches the Rights Approach for Autism. Any feedback is welcome. Please reply to

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Autism friendly job centre drop-in sessions at Sheffield

Please note that this is organised by Sheffield Autistic Society and not The Autism Centre

Liz Friend and Sheffield Autistic Society have organised some drop in sessions at the Jobcentres that have been arranged for next week:

  • Jobcentre, The Bailey Court, West St.             April 25th. 1:30 pm
  • Jobcentre,  Hillsborough (near Barracks)    April 26th 1:30 pm

The drop in sessions are there to help people feel more comfortable and supported when they visit the jobcentre and to find out what help there is to find employment or training .  There is absolutely no pressure in terms of finding a job but just a chance to see what the Jobcentre can offer.  Graham from Sheffield Autistic Society will be there too and if you plan on coming along it would be helpful to let him know by email at  so he can look out for you.

Graham is also happy to arrange other dates (and other Jobcentres) if these times are not convenient for you – just let him know.


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Autism film night and panel led discussion May 3rd 19.00, Sheffield

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

May 3rd 2018 19.00

Autism Dialogue are hosting a showing of what is reputed to be an excellent film – Asperger’s are us.

Afterwards there will be a panel led discussion of points of interest raised by the film and a research paper, which follows the theme of ‘Autism and the Rhetoric of Scientific Sadness.’ (Duffy & Dorner 2011)

More information and tickets are available at:


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Conference this Thursday in Sheffield on Emotional Wellbeing, Attachment and Trauma

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

Prices for practitioners have now been reduced for this half day conference, at Bents Green Learning Community, Sheffield,  to 2 places for £20.

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Free event Tuesday March 20th 2018 18.00-19.30: Dame Stephanie Shirley

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

Tuesday, March 20th, 18.00-19.30,  Sheffield Hallam University is hosting a guest lecture by Dame Stephanie Shirley. This is part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day. Dame Shirley has done much to move the autism research agenda forward for autistic people and their families.

More information and the link to register can be found at

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Two benefit events for Rowan School

For fans of Jazz there is a benefit gig tomorrow evening in aid of Rowan School.

For those who prefer a piano/keyboard concert  Darren Woodcock is hosting a concert with music from his pupils. This is sponsored by Richtone Music and is in aid of Rowan School

7.30pm on March 25th 2018, Dronfield Civic Centre. Tickets are £6 each and available from Darren

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Half day conference at Bents Green School on Emotional Wellbeing, Attachment and Trauma

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

Bents Green school is holding a half day conference on March 22nd 2018 9.30-12.30 on Emotional Wellbeing, Attachment and Trauma. Click on the link below for more information

Emotional Wellbeing Attachment Trauma

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Next meeting of the Autism Dialogue Research Network: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

AUTISM DIALOGUE (monthly).  Next event – Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.
All autistic adults welcome
.  Info and booking:

Autistic, group-led programme for all autistic adults. Come for a relaxing, safe and facilitated talk among peers. Previous discussions have included identity, perception, neurodiversity, masking, work and families… and we always have a nice mix of backgrounds to make it interesting.

More information at


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