Seminar 6: Programme


The Diversity Bubble

9:30 – 16:00, Monday 11th July 2016
University of Bath

Location: Department of Psychology, 10 West, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY. Conference Room, Level 2, 10 West. Campus maps, directions to the university and access information can be found here.

There is a tendency for research in autism to focus only on autism-specific questions and evidence. In seminar 6 we consider the questions: What research is being conducted with other groups of users, with and without disabilities that can usefully inform and extend our understanding of technologies for autism? What can we learn from comparisons with other groups about commonalities and differences regarding a wider agenda of social inclusion?

09:30 – 10:00: Arrival and Refreshments
10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and introduction – The ESSENCE of diversity

Prof Mark Brosnan, University of Bath

10:15 – 10:30: Perspective of a parent with a child diagnosed with ASD and a learning disability

Dr Samantha Holt

10:30 – 11:10: Universal interactions

Dr Juan Pablo Hourcade, University of Iowa

11:10 – 11:30: Discussion in small groups and feedback
11:30 – 11:45: COFFEE BREAK
11:45 – 12:25: Participatory Design with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Dr Mina Vasalou, University College London

How criteria of validity can advance cross-links between different communities.

12:25 – 12:45: Discussion in small groups and feedback
12:45 – 13:45: LUNCH (including research posters)
13:45 – 14:45: App Demonstrations

     SMART-ASD – Javier Sevilla, University of Valencia
     3DBI – Dr Aurora Constantin, University of Bath
     Connect App – Dr Samantha Holt, University of Sussex

14:45 – 15:25: Happy and Excited

Dr Amanda Hynan, Leeds Beckett University

The role of social media in the lives of young adults with cerebral palsy who use AAC.

15:25 – 15:45: Discussion in small groups and feedback
15:45 – 16:00: Concluding Comments & Close

What have we learned? What will take away from the day? What questions are we left with?