Where: Stoddart Building (Ground Floor), Howard Street, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S1 1WB
When: Saturday 9th November 2013, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
The Event: The number of people being diagnosed with autism is growing, at this event we ask is this a good thing for people labelled with autism? The discussion will focus on the controversies surrounding the use of autism as a label to explain the ways in which people behave. This event will be of interest to a general audience and is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Chaired by Prof. Dan Goodley. Tea/Coffee on arrival for 1.30pm start.
Katherine Runswick-Cole, “What autism means to me: A mother’s view”
Sami Timimi, “What do we know about the biology of autism?”
2.00pm: Discussion I
Graham Collins, “Questions of Treatment”
Rebecca Mallett, “Buying and Selling Autism: The Label as Commodity”
Paul Maloney, “A social-materialist approach to understanding and working with people who have been given an ASD diagnosis”
3.00pm: Discussion II
3.30pm: Tea/Coffee Break
4.00pm: Plenary (Discussant, Tom Muskett)
- Map: http://www.shu.ac.uk/
- To book a FREE place, visit: http://esrcautism.eventbrite.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 247 2906