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?