Conference 2023

This year’s conference on Transitions was really well appreciated. Comments included:

“The speakers are fantastic and their delivery is based on real life stories which makes the conference very useful to me. On another note, it widens my experience on autism and how to support people affected knowing everyone is different”

“I thoroughly enjoyed today and was very inspired by the panel members as a late diagnosed adult in my 50s. I felt close to tears at various times.”

“Fantastic event really good to hear from so many speakers, particularly from those on the spectrum who spoke about their own experiences.”

“It was a brilliant day, we really enjoyed it and came away with lots of great ideas for our future employment project work.”

“I thought it was a very valuable day with a full-house of diverse and learned expertise, and I’m sure you helped prompt a lot of thinking and value among the community trying to improve the lives of autistic people and their families – thank you!”

“Thank you for a thought-provoking day”

“Well done on the conference! It was really insightful, and great to see so many autistic speakers in particular.”

“More of this, well done, great initiative.”

“This has been amazing experience and absolute wonderful, diverse panel to learn so much from.
I had a very productive day and loved it with all the initiatives, talk and different points of view.”

You can view the full conference on video below. Each conference session is bookmarked.


Time Session Who  
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Intro/
Craig Walker /
Nicola Martin
10:45-11:45 Session 1 Nicola Martin,

Sharron Sturgess,

Michael Arhin-Acquaah,

Piers Wilkinson

This presentation will consider transitions through post compulsory education stages, into, and through work. It will draw upon REAL which is an approach informed by research with autistic students, job seekers and