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Fri 26 Apr 2024
12:00 - 13:00

Venue: UOC: SCM Online Zoom

Provided by: School of Clinical Medicine HR


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Autism and Neurodiversity Talk with Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen (Live Online Zoom)

Fri 26 Apr 2024


Neurodiversity is a revolutionary concept for the field of psychiatry in implying that there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ brain – rather, brains and minds differ. Autism is just one example of neurodiversity. Difference does not mean one type of brain is better or worse than another: they rare simply different, and differences should be celebrated, accepted, and respected. Society has a duty to ensure inclusion, so that people who are different enjoy equal human rights and dignity. Whilst some differences in autistic people cause challenges, such as in communication and social relationships, and are disabilities, other differences are strengths or even talents (such as excellent attention to or memory for detail). The ‘neurodiversity’ framework requires society re-think the design of our schools, work places and public services to make space for different learning and processing styles, so that individuals, including autistic individuals, flourish and fulfil their potential.

Join us for an interesting talk by Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen from the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Medicine.

This talk will be recorded.

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Target audience
  • All University members (this includes colleges and departments)
  • University Staff (this includes departments i.e. those on the payroll)
  • Departmental staff
  • College staff
  • University Students
  • Undergraduates
  • Postgraduates
  • Researchers
  • Other University members

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 26 Apr   12:00 - 13:00 12:00 - 13:00 UOC: SCM Online Zoom Simon Baron-Cohen
  • One Hour
  • Once
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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