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Living with Asperger's by Alex Manners

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Alex Manners

Alex Manners, 21 has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism and will be discussing what it is like living with Asperger’s.

He will be talking about what it is like to live with Asperger’s on a day to day basis and within a family as well as discussing the ways in which people with Asperger’s think, feel and view the world.This is the chance to understand first-hand how People with Asperger’s view and make sense of the world around them and how they cope with many of the challenges that life can throw at them.

He will discuss some of the sensory issues that can affect him from certain noises to the feel of certain objects.
Also included within the discussion will be a question and answer session where you will be able to ask Alex any questions regarding Asperger’s or on the subjects that he has covered.

Alex's Website

1 minute guide to Asperger's

Wednesday 28th February 2018


R0.03/4 Ramphal Building

If you wish to attend this talk, please complete the registration form.

Dementia Awareness talk given by Linda O'Sullivan

The YellowBridge Social Enterprise


Dementia Awareness
Understanding Person Centred Dementia Care
Dementia & Mindfulness in Care
Person Centred Support for End of Life Care in Dementia


Linda is the founder of The first Live Musical Memories Cafe for people with dementia , which was created on behalf of Age UK Warwickshire.

Linda has over 20 years experience in the field of dementia, mental health and service development. Linda has also worked on national and international training programmes in dementia and sexual health.

If you wish to attend this talk, please complete the registration form.

Thursday 18th May 2017

12 - 2pm
Ramphal R0.12

Tuesday 21st June 2016, 12 - 3pm,

WBS - M2, Teaching CentreBiomedical Research

12:30 - 13:15 hrs, Professor Siobhan Quenby - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Awareness


13:15 - 14:00 hrs, Mandy Spraggett, Macmillan Cancer Support - Living with Cancer, support available and coping with Cancer in the workplace

Thank you to all that attended the event, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

February 2016 Event:

Award winning comic DAVE CHAWNER takes a sensitive, funny and thought provoking look at Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Identity.

Registration is essential, please complete the online form.

Wednesday 17th February 2016, 12 - 2pm, Chancellors Suite, Rootes - (Please note change of venue).

December 2015 Event- Two talks were given during this event, one from a Sri Lankan mother on her caring responsibilities for her non verbal Downs-Syndrome son and the other talk was given from a Warwick undergraduate student who gave a talk on living with a mental health illness through the education system. Here are the slides that Daniela used during her talk on mental health.

Thank you to both speakers, Coventry Carer's and to all staff, students and visitors who attended the event.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, please use the form here to leave your thoughts.

Event held in July 2015 - The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team would like to say a huge thank you to Rose and Ben for their fantastic, honest and thought provoking talks.
The feedback has been fantastic and we look forward to holding more events like this in the near future.
Slides from Ben's presentation can be found here.


The guest speakers were fantastic, on topics which I was keen to hear about. Meeting staff from different parts of the university; being able to share ideas and experiences with staff.

The speakers were fantastic. Really engaging to hear individual’s life stories and how it impacted them. Within our roles, at times it is hard to understand the difficulties individuals face on a day to day basis and this was a real eye-opener.

I liked the diversity of the subjects covered. The degree to which each speaker shared their own life and experience.