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Welcome to Autminds

Autminds is a convention for and by people with autism. Autminds offers a mixture of education, discussion platforms, art/creativity, meeting and relaxation. Autminds can be described as a “meeting of minds”, hence the name Aut-minds.

Next edition of Autminds will take place on Saturday 8 October 2016 in Oosterbeek (NL). Hopefully you will note this date down in your agenda!

 

International lecturers for our second edition of Autminds

Autminds 2016 has, just like last year, some international guests on the program.

We welcome Heta Pukki, from Finland and board member of the Finnish national association for autistic people, Suomen Aspergeryhdistys ry (ASY).

We also welcome the well known blogger Tistje (Sam Peeters) from Belgium. Sam is experience expert at the Flemish Association for Autism, and works together with GRIPvzw, a civil rights organisation for people with disabilities.

Martijn Dekker is a Dutch native however employed in England. He was associated with Autscape till 2015.

Apart from all that we have plenty of Dutch lecturers/contributors on the program. And also welcome to you! It promises to be an interesting program.

Autminds 2016 lecturers announced

The lecturers/contributors for the upcoming edition of Autminds are selected. In alphabetical order by first name:

  • Anna van der Miesen
  • Elle (in cooperation with Peter Kurvers)
  • Els
  • Germo Bekendam
  • Heta Pukki (in cooperation with Roderik Plas)
  • Jeroen van Eijk
  • Karin van den Bosch
  • Marc Beek
  • Margo van Strijp
  • Martijn Dekker
  • Menno van Beekum
  • Michel Bergijk
  • Peter Kurvers (in cooperation with Elle)
  • Peter Riemslag Baas
  • Roderik Plas (in cooperation with Heta Pukki)
  • Sam Peeters (“Tistje”)

More information will follow.

DSiN sponsors Autminds for the second year running

Organisation Disability Studies in the Netherlands (DSiN) decided once more to sponsor Autminds.

Autminds focuses as a convention on content which can be described as a disability study on autism. The subject area critical autism studies is related to Autminds’ contents. This approach is a non-medical perception of autism and issues are addressed like identity, culture, community building, stigma, labels and image, participation and inclusion, experience expertise. Participation studies and work methods as well as questions in regards to related issues are focus points in DSiN works.

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PAS-Nederland sponsors Autminds

PAS-Nederland, the interest group by and for adults with normal or high IQ within the autism spectrum, sponsors this edition of Autminds. One of the main reasons to sponsor is because of the mutual interest of the target group. Both PAS and Autminds focus and are run mainly by on people with autism.

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Submitting proposals no longer possible

It is no longer possible to submit proposals for Autminds 2016.

The deadline has passed. The programming commission would like to thank you for all submitted proposals. We have received more submissions than available slots in the program. After meticulous deliberation we will publish the full program online.

Call for proposals

Do you have autism? Would you like to contribute within Autminds’ aims and points of view as well as related to this year’s theme? Please submit your proposal!

Autminds would like to offer a mixture of education, discussions, art/creativity, meeting and relaxation. We invite people with autism to submit a proposal within these boundaries or combination of some.

Deadline for submitting your proposal is 15 July 2016.

Additional information

Theme Autminds 2016: “Visibility”

This year Autminds 2016 is focusing on Visibility.

Visibility and invisibility are important themes in regards to the emancipation of people with autism. During Autminds 2016 we would like to explore and study the theme in depth.

What comes to mind when you think of this subject:

  • Your autism’s (in)visibility (others do not recognise your stumbling blocks; outwardly it is not obvious);
  • The (in)visibility of certain groups of people with autism (women, LGBT, ethnic minorities);
  • The (in)visibility of autism-related organisations;
  • The (in)visibility of autism in our society;
  • Scientific insights and thoughts which are helpful to brainstorm on this subject.

If you prefer to contribute to this year’s edition of Autminds, we are eagerly anticipating your proposal.

Autminds organisation is looking for proposals to highlight “(In)visibility” from different points of view: the individual, groups, organisations, society and science.

Here you can read more elaborately what the subject contains.