Autism Dialogue Conference Speakers

List of confirmed speakers for Autism Dialogue conference, in approximate order of appearance.
14th Dec 2018. 9.30am – 5pm, Sheffield, UK.

Info and booking here.

(Some speech outlines below the list)

Jonathan Drury – Autism Dialogue.
Jane Ball.
 – Academy of Professional Dialogue, Dialogue Associates and Prison Dialogue.
Carol Povey – Director of the Centre for Autism, National Autistic Society.
Anna Nibbs – Learning and Teaching Enhancement Adviser, University of Sheffield.
Dinah Murray – Participatory Autism Research Collective.
Panda Mery – Almost too calm neurodivergent researcher.
Peter Brown – Voluntary Sector professional.
James Pelham – Autscape.
Jennifer Layton Annable – Autism researcher.
Rachel Yates, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist and Alexandra Somerset, Occupational Therapist – Cygnet Health Care.
Libby Scott – Autistic 10yr old renowned blogger.
Kym Scott – Early Years Trainer, Consultant and Libby’s mum.
Helen Chaudhuri and Lisa Reidy – Sheffield Hallam Autism Research Partnership.
Hester Reeve – Reader in Fine Art and Bohm Dialogue tutor, Sheffield Hallam University.
Holly Bridges – Autism Reframe Technique (via video).

Info and booking here.

Hester Reeve
Bohm Dialogue: Doorstep Revolution

My presentation will focus on the nature of doing Bohm Dialogue and what makes this way of meeting together so radical and effective in terms of individual and social transformation. I will also unpack the paradox that whilst Dialogue is completely accessible (requiring no previous experience or so called ‘communication skills’) and is simple to set up (requiring only a group of humans committed to meeting together) it is seemingly only rarely attempted. As Bohm himself put it:“You may ask, if we have such pressing problems why we should waste our time just talking. But I say that our problems originate because we can’t engage in this activity of just talking together, and when we try to deal with our serious problems, we find that we are not meeting.”

Even more reason for us to attempt Dialogue together this afternoon, on the doorstep, so to speak, of each of our experiences and world view: What can we bring into understanding together that we did not realise that we needed to know before we first sat down?

Jane Ball

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Carol Povey

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Anna Nibbs

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