Kirklees Autism Show 2018
On the 18th April, we are holding our fourth annual Kirklees Autism Show. The aim of the event is to put people in touch with organisations that can help them, as well as raising awareness of autism and helping to create more understanding.
The event will offer the opportunity to speak to professionals and find out more about things that are important to people on the autism spectrum, such as employment, transition, housing, leisure activities, diagnosis, activities, education and much more.
This year the event is funded in partnership with South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust and is being held at the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 from 10am-3pm.
At the event there will be about 40 stalls sharing lots of useful information.
People attending will be able to find out about local autism and other SEN support groups, activity providers, national autism charities and volunteering opportunities. .
There will also be able to access education, careers and employment advice. There will also be stalls covering housing, assistive technology and diagnosis and the opportunity to speak to people from the police, council and local health services.
The event will be opened at 10am by Professor Marios Adamou who is a Consultant Psychiatrist in neurodevelopmental psychiatry. There will also be a number of speakers including world renowned author and speaker Olga Bogdashina, Greg who is an adult with autism and Alex from social enterprise Creative Minds.
Professor Marios Adamou said: “Building on the success of previous years, this event brings together people and organisations passionate to support people with autism and their carers in Kirklees.”
Cllr Cathy Scott, Kirklees Cabinet Member for Adults and Public Health, said: “This event is part of our commitment to early intervention. It’s important that parents of children and young people, as well as adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are aware of all the support and advice available in Kirklees. There may be stalls at the event that could really make a big difference to people’s lives. This event is about bringing people together to really make a difference.”