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When I Grow Up I Want To Be

Event date: 18/04/2023 13:00 - 14:00 Export event

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Autism Acceptance Week

DCUNCI and ATU Sligo are, respectively, the first, second and third HEIs in Ireland to receive AsIAm designation as Autism Friendly HEIs.

We are delighted to work together to host Autism Acceptance Week 2023, a series of public-facing events to centre autistic people and promote autism acceptance. All events will be online and free to attend.

Learn more about the speakers in this event and find more events in this series by visiting our Autism Friendly Hub.

When I Grow Up I Want To Be

Jessica K Doyle is Autistic, Adhd and otherwise Neurodivergent, an Assistant Psychologist at the Adult Autism Practice and a Director at Thriving Autistic. Jessica K is a co-author of the newly published book The Adult Autism Assessment Handbook; A Neurodiversity-Affirmative Approach. Jessica K is currently consulting on an autism, neurodiversity and relationships project at the Muiriosa Foundation, and is the 2022 chair of the PSI Special Interest Group in Autism. Jessica K is a speaker, writer and filmmaker exploring her own experience as an Autistic adult and her somewhat scenic journey through life as well as exploring theory, research and practice relating to sensory perception and Autistic/ND experience. 

Jessica K consults for various organisation and has conducted international research and is a current researcher on several projects with DCU. Jessica K is passionate about exploring Autistic perception and repositioning the lens away from thwarting Neurodivergent authenticity to designing for diversity, fostering growth and committing to universal design. 

At this event, audiences will be get to watch Jessica’s short film, When I grow up I want to be… (embedded below) and Fiona Earley, Autism Friendly University Coordinator at DCU, will moderate an audience Q&A

Time: 1-2pm
Date: Tuesday 18th April 2023

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Content Advice: When I grow up I want to be… talks about mental health, hospitalisation and suicide. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, phone the Samaritans now on 116 113. You can find further supports here.