This virtual event will discuss what life is like for people who are Autistic, the positive contribution people who are Autistic make to society and why it's important to ensure we allow people to flourish. The event will be Chaired by the CDG's Policy Lead, Michelle Lowe. The panelists for the event are as follows:
- Daniel Grice - Daniel is a Black country young conservative, was previously a Young Conservative campaign manager and has dyslexia, dyspraxia and Asperger's syndrome. He is an outgoing caring person who wants to help get more Autistic people involved with politics as well as people with invisible or hidden disabilities. He loves meeting new people and would love to help people out with their problems in anyway he can. Daniel feels like the major problem that people on the spectrum face in society is a lack of understanding of the disability or only seeing Autistic people as shy with little confidence and he wants to show people that while some people are like that some such as Daniel are not.
- Cllr Julia Lepoidevin - Julie is a Coventry City Councillor and mother of a grown up son with Asperger's syndrome and will talk about her experiences.
- Charlie Keeble - Charles is an Autistic Conservative Party activist, science geek and blogger and will talk about his experiences. Charlie advocates for autism acceptance, civil rights and self determination of neuro-diversity in Britain.
This event is for CDG members. To register for this event please visit the contact section of the CDG website.