This project aims to spread acceptance and understanding of autism and sensory processing differences, and we do this through a variety of talks, workshops, and events. You can read about our upcoming and past events below.
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7th November 2022 – ‘From Sensation to Participation‘ (Sensory Integration Education Annual Conference)
Our team members Keren and Becky will be speaking about the updated in our research findings and the Sensory Supermarket event. This conference aims to educate, inspire and celebrate information about sensory integration and sensory differences. This online conference attracted over4,7000 delegated worldwide.
19-20th August 2022 – Sensory Supermarket
PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory, UCL), Dagenham RM10 7FN
Our Sensory Supermarket installation showcased our findings by creating an immersive educational experience. This event allowed the general public and people from businesses to learn how supermarkets can be disabling sensory environments and how we can make these spaces more enabling. Attendees could explore our research through an immersive supermarket installation, poster boards, videos, and discussions with the research team, as well as by listening to and reading insights from autistic people throughout the event.
11th -16th July – Autistica Research Festival
Our team members Emily and Keren presented at the the UK’s leading autism research festival in July 2022. This event aims to bring together autism researchers, autistic people, family members and professionals to explore how we can make progress towards happy, healthy, long lives for all autistic people. Other topics at the research festival in 2022 include mental health, healthcare and employment.
Find out more on their website
1-31st March 2022 – CCQOL Reading
Urban Room, Broad Street Mall, Reading, RG1 7QE
As part of Community Consultation for Quality of Life (CCQOL) Reading, we have a poster at their pop-up Urban Room at the Broad Street Mall from the 1st to 31st of March. Through both an exhibition of posters and a series of interactive activities, local people can explore what the concept of quality of life means to them and the local community.
CCQOL is a research project which aims to develop a new way to consult with local communities about issues that affect them. As part of the event in Reading they are creating an interactive digital map of the city for people to pin places that matter to them and share how they feel about them.
Learn more at their website or on Instagram at @yourplaceourplace
22nd November 2021 – ‘The Future Is Sensory‘ (Sensory Integration Education Autumn Conference)
In November Catherine presented our project’s data and analysis so far as part of the Sensory Integrated Education Autumn Conference (2021). This conference aims to educate, inspire and celebrate information about sensory integration and sensory differences. This online conference attracted over4,7000 delegated worldwide.
8th October 2021 – Making sense of Autistic Sensory Differences: Science to Impact
Joint Lab Meeting, Universities of Durham and Reading (online)
During the course of this research project our project lead, Dr Cathy Manning has taken up a new post at the University of Reading. This joint lab meeting gave the chance for each university to share information about projects related to autism and sensory processing happening in each department. It gave researchers from each team the opportunity to ask questions and share advice and best practice from related past projects.