Leading Broadcasters and Writers Advocate Neurodiversity

June 28 2019

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July 2019, Ruskin Mill College, Gloucestershire

Kathy Lette, known for her regular appearances on BBC and Sky news programmes and an ambassador for the National Autistic Society as well as Plan International will be speaking, together with Dr. Anna Kennedy OBE, an educator who has worked tirelessly to provide an improved education and other facilities for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Bringing another dimension to the conversation will be Mikey Kay, a well know multi-media journalist responsible for the film ‘My Autistic Big Brother and Me’, a documentary telling the moving story of Mikey’s 47 year old brother who finds peace in epic walks across the majestic, rugged welsh terrain.

In collaboration with Hay Festival, Ruskin Mill Trust, a long-standing specialist education provider for children and young people, are holding their second Living Conference exploring the many aspects of neurodiversity and the benefits of our craft and land-based curriculum.

This informative event will be held on Ruskin Mill Trust’s picturesque site near Nailsworth, Gloucestershire in the beautiful Horsley Valley. Attendees will be able to discover and engage with new perspectives on autism through talks, panels, and performances as well as interact with our students and experience working with craft. 

 ‘Aonghus Gordon, Founder and Executive Chair, Ruskin Mill Trust commented that the Trust continues to grow and evolve to meet emerging needs and is pleased to see this view reflected with such diverse speakers and topics.  We are committed to ensure that all our children and students are given a chance to realize their potential by broadening the conversation on neurodiversity, which has been described by American author Steve Silberman as the human rights challenge of the twenty first century.  ’ 

View the full programme online here. To order tickets and for more information regarding this Conference please visit    

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