Film: LIFE, ANIMATED + Panel & Discussion SUN APRIL 2nd 6.30pm, Sheffield

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

Film: LIFE, ANIMATED + Panel & Discussion

Fundraiser for World Autism Awareness Week in association with Sheffield Autistic Society, SAANS and Right Space, presenting the award winning documentary feature “Life, Animated” and panel discussion.

Life, Animated is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.

“A radiant, uplifting story” – Hollywood Reporter

“Deeply moving and a warm testament to a family’s love and resilience”- Variety

Followed by talk and panel with Liz Friend (Vice-Chair SAS), Jonathan Drury (Right Space, Neuroatypical), Professor Nick Hodge ( The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University), Ali Kitley-Jones (The Art House, tbc) and Dr. Richard Smith (Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service).

National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

DOORS 6.30PM / FILM START 7PM

SUITABILITY: 12yrs & OVER

FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION

DRINKS

ENTRY £7. ALL PROCEEDS TO SHEFFIELD AUTISTIC SOCIETY

TICKETS ONLINE AT WWW.REGATHER.NET
Relevant links

www.sheffieldautisticsociety.org.uk

http://shsc.nhs.uk/service/sheffield-adult-autism-and-neurodevelopmental-service

www.lifeanimateddoc.com

www.arthousesheffield.co.uk

www.intheright.space

www.regather.net

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About The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

The Autism Centre is part of the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion within the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University. The Autism Centre promotes a view of autism as a different way of being. Whilst many people may live happy and accomplished lives with autism, different ways of being can challenge and confuse others. To help with understanding The Autism Centre delivers accredited courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Its team of academics engage with research and consultancy and publish widely on the autism spectrum and disability.
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