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Ramada by Wyndham

Monday 24th June 2024, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Doors open: 9:00am

Price: £130.00
(£135.40 including booking fee)

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About Autism in Focus

Lancefield Private Clinic and Emer Maguire are very proud to announce our second Autism in Focus conference due to popular demand. This conference aims to create a greater understanding of the minds of autistic adults and teens. Based in Belfast, the conference will take place on Monday 24th June 2024. We are keen to empower and support our autistic community through education. The ticket price includes a full day of talks, panels, and conversations with professionals and autistic people. It also includes refreshments and lunch. 

Who is the conference for?

This will be a full day conference and is aimed at professionals, autistic adults and teens, and their families and partners. However we encourage anyone who wants to learn more about autism to attend.


We have a packed full day programme that we are excited to share with you. We will hear from autistic teens and adults, and will hear from various clinical specialists on a wide range of topics. Here are some of our speakers and topics:

- Diagnosing autism in an adult - Siobhan Mawhirk, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

- Exploring masking in females - Michaela Reavey, Clinical Director at Lancefield, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

- Sensory strategies for autistic adults and teens - Judith McLernon, Specialist Occupational Therapist

- The life journey of an autistic female - Emer Maguire, autistic adult, Autism in Focus host, Speech and Language Therapist

- We will also have two autistic teenagers sharing their experiences

- Autism in the workplace - Michaela Reavey, Clinical Director, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

- In conversation discussions with professionals and autistic adults, and professional panels exploring questions from our audience 

About our host:

The conference is co-created and hosted by Emer Maguire, Lancefield’s Patron and Northern Ireland’s own comedy success story. Emer has a diagnosis of autism, and we feel it is so important to have neurodivergent minds front and centre at Autism in Focus. Emer was a Speech and Language Therapist before moving into comedy, so has a great insight into Autism from both a personal and professional perspective. Emer is passionate about advocating for her autistic community. We are delighted to have such a wonderful host to work with.

Autistic adult or parent - ticket discount

If you are an autistic adult or teen, or the parent or partner of an autistic person, we are providing a 25% discount on the ticket price to make this event more accessible to those with lived experience. If you are eligible for this 25% discount, please contact us and let us know your situation. Email us at enquiries@lancefieldprivateclinic.com


There are refreshments and lunch included in your ticket price. Please let us know in advance of the event if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

Terms & conditions for Autism in Focus

In these Terms & Conditions, the “Organiser”, “Us”, “Our”, or “We” means Autism in Focus and “Event” shall mean the event for which this ticket is purchased.

Tickets to this Event are issued on behalf of the Organiser Autism in Focus and are subject to the following terms and conditions:

1. Nobody will be allowed admission to the Event without a valid ticket or pass.

2. For the safety of people at the Event, the venue management and the Organiser reserve the right to refuse admission.

3. All tickets or passes should be checked on purchase, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.

4. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.

5. In addition to the ticket price, your order may require payment of a booking fee per ticket. Those fees are not refundable.

6. If the Event is rescheduled or moved, the Organiser will give you the options of either retaining or exchanging your tickets for the new date/location. If the Event is cancelled, you may be offered the option to transfer your ticket to a future event or a refund on your tickets. Please note that any Booking Fees and/or Transaction Fees are not refundable in these circumstances.

7. If the Event is rescheduled, changed, moved or cancelled the Organiser cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation and other related goods, services or compensation.

8. The Organiser reserves the right to alter or vary the content or timing of any part of the Event in circumstances beyond its reasonable control without any obligation to make any refunds or exchange tickets.

9. Neither the Organiser nor the venue operator will be responsible for any loss, damage, death or injury howsoever caused unless (i) the relevant party has breached its legal obligations; and (ii) such loss or damage is a direct and reasonably foreseeable result of the breach. For the avoidance of doubt, the Organiser will not be responsible for the actions of any third party, including, but not limited to, the exhibitors.

10. The Organiser does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property brought to the Event.

11. Visitors may be filmed, photographed or sound recorded for broadcast, publication or security purposes whilst at the Event by the Organiser and our trusted sponsors and partners.

12. Visitors are not permitted to bring animals to the Event with the exception of guide, assistance and hearing dogs.

13. Please check Event details, timings and car park charges prior to travelling as these may be subject to change.

14. The relevant United Kingdom law will apply to these Terms and Conditions and the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to the Terms and Conditions.

Ramada by Wyndham

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