Autism: Differently Wired

C:\Users\sharon\Pictures\image.jpgConference, 27 October 2011, Tullyglass House Hotel Ballymena.


We are delighted to report that our 2011 conference was a big success.

Many, many thanks to all our wonderful speakers Ian Jordan, Paul Shattock, Joanne Douglas, Amanda Howard, Pauline O’Hagan, Kieran McShane, Jon Sproule, Nigel Stratton, Barnardos, Dr Eunan McCrudden and Helen Ferguson; and to all delegates for their contributions and feedback.



A Big THANKYOU to our management committee for making this conference possible and a special thank you to Louis for the entertainment during the lunch break and Derek for displaying his wonderful sculptures.


Autism Network NI would also like to give a BIG THANK YOU to those who brought information stands, and for bringing us much needed information. It was greatly appreciated by all who attended.


Stands included Learning Space, SENAC, Autism Eye EM4 and Carers NI.



Feedback/comments from the delegates


“Ian Jordan & Paul Shattock excellent could have listened to them all day”

“Excellent overall just not long enough”

“As a professional, I found everything very useful; and I have taken away a great deal of knowledge and information; which can be used in my day to day work”

“Thank you Louis for the excellent entertainment”

“I value the information and gained from the openness of all the participants at the seminars”

“Very enjoyable day”  

    “Promote yourselves please”

“The atmosphere, comradeship from everyone was like being with family, not experts”.

“Loved the day, great work autism network”

“Wish there were more/more often”

“There is nothing you could have improved, an absolutely amazing day”

“Having taught p1 for 29 years I wish I’d had this type of course 35years ago”

“Too much pressure on time”

“Autism Network admin staff very courteous thank you”

“Not enough time for each seminar, more time next time please”

“Found out about conference by accident, more publicity next time, you could have doubled the attendance”

“Not enough time /next time do conference over several days please”

“Would have liked a question and answer session in each seminar”

“Seminars/parents would have liked to hear all speakers at the conference”

“Speakers were exceptional”

“Great to meet such talented people”

“Made me think of ASD in a new light”

“Absolutely brilliant day”