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Autism and Communication: Wanting to be with people

Free lecture by Phoebe Caldwell, in conjunction with Dundee Women's Festival and Internationl Women's Day.

Does having autism really mean that you can't easily connect with other people? That's how autism is often portrayed, but the aim of this lecture is to show that it isn't true.

When those of us who are non-autistic pay closer attention to the way in which we engage with people with autism, using their own body language as the basis for our interaction, then it quickly becomes clear that they are both able and keen to connect. Phoebe Caldwell, a leading national expert on the use of the technique of Intensive Interaction, will present the evidence and explanation as to why this style of communication is so effective and why these insights are not more widely understood. In 2009, Phoebe received the Times Sternberg Award Active Life, which celebrates the achievements of Britons over the age of 70, and in 2010 was a guest at the Women of the Year Foundation Luncheon.

It is for these achievements that SELS is pleased to partner for this lecture with this year's Dundee Women's Festival, to celebrate the work of this leading national theorist and practitioner.

You can get your free tickets for this lecture from Tower Building Reception, 01382 385564, events@dundee.ac.uk or www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets

Overflow theatres may be in operation. A drinks reception follows the lecture.


Ms. Phoebe Caldwell | talks


Date and Time:

3 March 2012 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Dalhousie Building
University of Dundee
Old Hawkhill

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University of Dundee
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www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets, 01382 385564, events@dundee.ac.uk or University Tower Building Reception

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