July 2020

LIVE talk | Motor Coordination Difficulties in Autism: Raising the Profile | 18:30 (UK time), 28 July 2020.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 28 July 2020. Summary ‘Motor coordination, the ability to control our movements is an integral part of our day-to-day lives. From getting out of bed in the morning, to eating, playing and working we need to accurately control our movements. But what happens if we find motor coordination difficult? In this talk, I will briefly cover how our brains control our movements and why motor coordination difficulties are an overlooked but important aspect of autism. I will present some of my research on motor coordination difficulties in autistic adults and highlight the gaps… Read More »LIVE talk | Motor Coordination Difficulties in Autism: Raising the Profile | 18:30 (UK time), 28 July 2020.

LIVE talk | Q&A with Frankie Hoggard | 18:30 (UK time), 20 July 2020

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 20 July 2020. Summary “I’m a newly qualified occupational therapist, currently working within a mental health rehabilitation setting. The scope of our profession is broad, within the UK we work in many settings across the public, private and third sectors. I work within a large team, including mental health nurses, healthcare support workers, psychologists and psychiatrists. As occupational therapists, everything we do should be focused upon occupation. We use it as the way we gather information on how an individual currently engages in the things that they need, want and have to do… Read More »LIVE talk | Q&A with Frankie Hoggard | 18:30 (UK time), 20 July 2020

Introducing Autism@Manchester

Here at Live with Scientists, one of our core principles is to work with and promote other public engagement organisations. Through this collaborative approach, we aim to ensure that everyone is aware of and can enjoy freely available scientific talks, events and initiatives.   This means that we are always on the lookout for public engagement networks making a real difference to members of the community. So, when we heard about an innovative organisation revolutionising the approach and perspective towards autism research, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. Introducing: Autism@Manchester!    Who are Autism@Manchester?  Autism@Manchester is an active network that bridges the gap between scientific researchers and real people living with autism. In order for research to benefit the lives of autistic individuals, their families and carers, there must… Read More »Introducing Autism@Manchester