Autism & Ethics Conference Seeking Presentation Proposals

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Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH) and the National Autistic Society Scotland are inviting Autistic people to submit a summary for consideration regarding a proposed presentation for their Autism and Ethics conference. The conference will take place on Friday 16th May 2014 at Smithton Church, Inverness.


The submission deadline is 24th January, and you will hear whether you have been selected by 21st February. The organisers will be paying travel and accommodation to individuals chosen to present.


To submit a proposal for this event:


Please write up to 300 words summarising your presentation. Each presenter will be allocated a 45 minute time slot. All speakers will also contribute to a panel discussion at the end of the day.


Also include a maximum of a 200 word biography.


Send your submissions to on or before 24th January late submissions will not be considered.


The organisers have said: “We have chosen autism and ethics as the theme for this conference. Ethics is not just about theory: ethical concerns directly affect the down to earth everyday lives of autistic people and their families, and the practitioners who work with them. Ethics is central to today’s person centred approaches that focus on quality of life and personal empowerment, as well as to best practice in research.


“This conference aims to step away from theory and achieve a practical understanding of what ethics in relation to autism practice really means. We hope to promote discussion and build bridges between attendees from across the autism community.”


To see a list of suggested presentation topics and to find out more about the organisers, please see the following PDF: Autism and Ethics conference call for abstracts or visit the ARGH website.