Tuesday, 03. March 2020, Ocean Park House, Where have all the girls gone?

from 03. March 2020 - 9:30 till 16:00

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Based on neuro diversity from a woman’s perspective, the event discusses why girls are often missed in ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia diagnosis. With special guest speakers Professor Francesca Happé, Barry Carpenter, Dr Nancy Doyle and Professor Amanda Kirby.
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Where Have All The Girls Gone? – As part of International Women’s Day, ACT Training and Do-IT with be hosting an all-day conference discussing why girls are often missed in ADHD, autism, dyspraxia and dyslexia diagnosis. Held at ACT Training, 3rd March 2020, the conference will see expert speakers in their field, Professor Francesca Happé, Barry Carpenter, Dr Nancy Doyle and Professor Amanda Kirby, discuss neuro diversity from a woman’s perspective, as well as sharing real-life case studies and the latest research. The event will also hear stories from women who have been diagnosed and how it has helped them, as well as those who have not been identified and the impact it has had on their lives.
Tickets include lunch. 
Key note speakers on the day are:
Professor Francesca Happé
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, Francesca’s research focuses on autism. She has explored social cognition and ‘mentalising’ difficulties and is also actively engaged in studies of abilities and assets in autism, and their relation to detail-focused cognitive style.
Barry Carpenter
Recently appointed to the UK’s first Professorship in Mental Health in Education, at Oxford Brookes University, Barry has been awarded an OBE and CBE by the Queen for services to children with Special Needs. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Barry lectures both nationally and internationally and in 2017 was entered into "Who’s Who" in acknowledgement of his national and international contribution to the field of Special Education.
Dr Nancy Doyle
An organisational psychologist and the CEO of Genius Within CIC - a social enterprise providing advice, guidance, consultancy and solutions for neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace, Nancy has spent her career making the workplace a better environment for people who think differently.
Professor Amanda Kirby
Amanda is the CEO of Do-IT, a fast expanding computer educational and work-based profiling company which has developed an innovative computerized assessment platform for schools, colleges, justice, employability and apprenticeship sectors. Amanda wears several hats as a medic, academic, entrepreneur and parent of an ***** with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and ADHD. She is passionate about improving the lives of people who are neurodiverse in education and employment, and is keen to ensure that those individuals can maximise their talents while getting appropriate support.


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