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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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Free event: How autism is portrayed in children’s fiction. Sheffield Nov 11th 12.00-2.30pm

Dr Shalini Vohra is hosting this event that is sponsored by the ESRC Social Sciences Festival and Sheffield Hallam University You can find out location information and book onto the event at The event will feature a panel consisting … Continue reading

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Come along to Our autism soapbox – free event Sheffield 4th November 2017 13.00-15.00

Location information at Organised by Stephen Connolly, Our Autism Soapbox is a 2 hour event that aims to put the autistic voice front and centre with presentations, discussions and performances on autism in our own words. Building on other … Continue reading

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Sparkle Sheffield Autism Fayre for Professionals Sunday 17th Sept 10am-3pm

Come hear The Autism Centre’s Stephen Connolly and other great presenters at Sparkle’s  Autism Fayre  for Professionals, Sheffield, Sunday 17th September  10am-3pm. Click on the link below for more information. Fayre-Flyer-2

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2 day introduction to SCERTS, Sheffield 4-5 Dec 2017

Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service are delighted to be hosting a 2-day Introduction to SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support) course on 4-5 December 2017, at St Mary’s Conference Centre on Bramall Lane, Sheffield.  The speaker will be … Continue reading

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Research study, call for participants- ‘What is important to children and young people with autism and their families?’

Post by Jennie Fleetwood: I am a student at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) writing the final research project for my MA Autism Spectrum. I am gathering information on how outcomes are set and measured for children and young people with … Continue reading

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Early ‘Intervention’ For Autism Just Got Earlier

The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge has a comment in The Conversation on the latest research on working with babies who have older autistic siblings. Research is looking at how to lessen the impact of autism associated behaviours that might distress and/or inhibit a … Continue reading

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