ADSHE National Conference 2021

Thank you so much to everyone for coming to the 20th anniversary celebrations at our National Conference this year, and for all the wonderful messages of thanks that we’ve received from you – it means a lot to hear how much you enjoyed it. We must admit that we were a little nervous about how it would /be/ online, especially as we had hosted 2 conferences online this year already, but it seems to have gone down a storm!

We had 3 excellent keynotes, all focusing on celebrating – Dr Kai Syng Tan, who was celebrating and envisioning what a neurodiversity-led 2050 would look like (catsuits optional!); Atif Choudhury and Carolyn Baguma celebrated the strength of inclusion through intersectionality, and led an excellent workshop; and Cheri Shone explored and celebrated the VLR® model, which was further explored practically in another excellent workshop. A huge thank you to them and to all our workshop presenters for such through-provoking and stimulating presentations!

Obviously, it was different being online, but the pandemic has made us re-evaluate our workings at ADSHE. From next year, we will be hosting 2 Online Conferences per year, replacing Conferences North and South in January and September. And, as long as restrictions allow, we will be hosting our National Conference on Friday 17th June face-to-face, at Aston Conference Centre.

As ever, thank you to everyone who made the conference so successful, and to our sponsors for their continued support!

20th Anniversary Celebration Booklet

To celebrate our 20th anniversary year, we asked some of our students, members and Chairs past and present to share their thoughts on ADSHE, and so much more…We hope you enjoy our celebratory booklet, which is being showcased through Prezi here

You can also access a PDF version by clicking here

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