For World Autism Acceptance Week 2024, Prior’s Court will be hosting a series of compelling talks covering a range of topics around autism.

On Friday, 19 April, the topic is "Our specialist autism approach at Prior’s Court- a few fundamentals that support each autistic young person in understanding the world around them and ensure we address complex needs".

This will be presented by autism experts in the Prior’s Court team including:

  • Emma Barnes, Therapy Lead
    Emma oversees Prior's Court's Positive Behaviour Support, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Music Therapy teams.
    In addition to an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Autism, Emma is a Team Teach tutor for Positive Behaviour Support, has completed the 5-day TEACCH course and has a Level 5 in Autism, Stress and Wellbeing.
  • Kirk Smith, Healthiness Learning Specialist
    Kirk heads up our Healthiness Area of Learning team.
  • Amy Himsworth, Speech and Language Therapist
    Amy is part of our on-site multi-disciplinary team of specialists in Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Positive Behaviour Support.
  • Ruth Over, Autism Practice and Development Lead
    Ruth has a Masters in autism and has worked in the field for more than 20 years. She is an Advanced Consultant TEACCH trainer and has held a number of leadership roles in her time at Prior's Court.

    Book your free tickets:

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot by booking your free tickets below.

Attendees are welcome on-site from 9.30am, ahead of a 10am start. The talk will last approximately one hour and visitors are invited to stay afterwards to talk to fellow attendees or our autism expert staff members.

Find out about our Friday, 5 April event - a workshop-style presentation on autism through a sensory lens

Find out about our Friday, 12 April event - a parent perspective talk

Can't attend? Watch back:

Each talk will be recorded and uploaded to Prior’s Court’s YouTube channel, ensuring you can revisit the insights shared at your convenience.

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