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Old College hosting autism conference – Cambrian News

Saturday, 1 April, 2017

Old College hosting autism conference – Cambrian News

Ceredigion Autism Spectrum team and Aberystwyth University Student Support Services are hosting an autism conference at the Old College in Aberystwyth today, Friday, 31 March.

Now in its fourth year, the conference brings together people on the autism spectrum, parents, carers, supporters, and professionals from health, social care and education.

The one-day conference marks World Autism Awareness Week which runs from 27 March to 2 April 2017, and World Autism Day which is on Sunday 2 April 2017.

Carys James, Head of Adult Social Care and Commissioning, Ceredigion County Council, said: “We are pleased to be working with Aberystwyth University to arrange the Ceredigion Autism Conference and to build on the success of previous years. With a range of expert speakers, the event promises to bring new insight and understanding of a condition that affects at least one in every hundred people”.

John Harrington, Assistant Director of Student Support Services, Aberystwyth University, said: “Aberystwyth University are delighted to be hosting the event again at Old College, an iconic building that became home to the first University in Wales in 1872.

"We are also pleased to welcome academic colleagues at the cutting edge of autism research from Cardiff University and the University of Kent.”

Source: Old College hosting autism conference - Cambrian News

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