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The Metamorphosis of Autism: A History of Neurodiversity

21 Jul 2022 17:00 - 19:00

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


Join us in person or online for talks exploring the history and personal experiences of autism and neurodiversity.
In person only from 5 - 5.30pm at the Royal College of Nursing for refreshments and a chance to look round our exhibition on the history of learning disability nursing.

Talks from 5.30pm (in person and online): What is neurodiversity and where has it come from? Increased diagnostic rates of autism, the rise of the neurodiversity movement, and growing journalism have recently fuelled autism's fame and controversy. Historian Bonnie Evans explores the metamorphosis of autism, explaining our current understanding of autism by linking it to a longer history of child development. Dean Beadle discusses his own path to understanding and celebrating his neurodivergence. He also challenges some of the myths and negative attitudes that autistic people still have to face in society.

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20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

Page last updated - 20/04/2022