Autism Support Hub Launch Event

27/02/2019 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
St John's Church extension
School Lane Hartford. CW8 1NP

We are really excited to be bringing you four fantastic speakers, to officially open our newly re-located Autism Support Hub & Resource Library. The day promises to be an informative, insightful and enjoyable experience. We will be providing refreshments throughout the day, along with a buffet lunch. Please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Please see information below about our speakers –

Shona Davison – Autistic parent, trainer and autism researcher. MA Autism from Sheffield Hallam University. Shona will be delivering her talk, Challenging Behaviour. Who is challenging who?

Laura James – Author of #OddGirlOut, columnist, journalist. EDS, POTS. Autistic. Laura was diagnosed as an adult and will be talking about late diagnosis, how being female meant she didn’t even consider that she may be autistic and how having diverse voices writing books about autism is hugely beneficial.

Jamie + Lion – Autistic adult writing about the fun side of autism and sharing his adventures. Jamie works at the BBC and lives with his plush sidekick Lion. Lion never leaves his side and they live with support in London. Jamie will be talking about autism and happiness.

Jessie Hewitson – Author of ‘Autism: How to raise a happy autistic child’ and award-winning journalist at The Times. Jessie says that her book, Autism is the book she wishes she had read when her son was first given the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Jessie will be talking about being a non-autistic parent, her feelings around diagnosis and the challenges of getting the right support for her child.

This event is being organised by the Cheshire West and Chester Branch of the National Autistic Society. We depend on fundraising and donations to put on these events and all those working to organise the event are volunteers.

Under the rules of the NAS we are not allowed to charge for events, so we ask for a contribution/donation. Without this, we could not continue our events. We suggest a donation of £10 per person and require a £5* deposit to secure your space at this event. This amount is refundable if you cancel your space outside of 7 days before the event date. If you need to cancel within 7 days, please email us at

(* The additional 92p is a booking fee levied by the booking engine. NAS will only receive £5).

We will have donation buckets at the event, for any additional contributions you wish to make. Many thanks for your generosity.