Assisted organising the Interdisciplinary Autism Research Festival 2021
In May I helped Anna Stenning, of the University of Leeds, organise the first ever Interdisciplinary Autism Research Festival. It was an event bringing together autistic and other neurodiverse voices, and some allies, for three days. There were excellent speakers and arts performances, including many from the most prominent neurodiversity advocates. I helped Anna organise the zoom webinar and platform before the conference and gave some technical help throughout (although it must be said my role was insignificant in comparison to her gargantuan effort in bringing everything together). Many of the talks are now available on the IAR YouTube channel.
Thanks to Anna for bringing me on board, the Wellcome trust for sponsoring the event, and congratulations everyone on such an excellent and landmark event.