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Symposium 'Design your life' Guest speaker Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson

Dear colleagues, researchers and interested parties,

We are pleased to invite you to an inspiring symposium in which we will present the results of the research project "Design Your Life." This innovative project, conducted by University of Twente and the HAN University of Applied Sciences, aims to enable young adults with autism and their supervisors to design their own technological solutions in order to increase the independence of this group.

In addition, we are very pleased to have Prof. Sue Fletcher-Watson as our guest speaker. Sue Fletcher-Watson is professor of developmental psychology at the University of Edinburgh. In her research, Sue pursues meaningful inclusion and neurodivergent leadership with a particular focus on autism. She is also the author of the acclaimed book "Autism: A New Introduction to Psychological Theory and Current Debate.

Symposium desig your life

  • Date: April 4, 2024
  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: [Location to be announced].
  • Guest speaker: Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson

During this symposium we will:

  • Share key findings and results from the "Design Your Life" project.
  • Provide examples on how to use the toolkit.
  • Provide a platform for discussion and sharing of best practices related to technology and independence.

This event provides a valuable opportunity to learn, network and collaborate with professionals and experts in the field of autism and technology.

Please reserve April 4, 2024 in your calendar! On our website you'll find more information about the symposium, including the program and registration procedure.

Looking forward to seeing you April 4 and working together to improve the quality of life for young adults with autism.

Collaboration project design your life

University of Twente (UT) & HAN University of Applied Sciences (HAN). The project is carried out in a collaboration between the University of Twente and HAN University of Applied Sciences. The organization of the symposium is also in the hands of these two organizations.

Project partners

Project partners form a team together and provide valuable information for the research from their own expertise. Participants are:

Karakter, Dr. Leo Kannerhuis, Siza, RIBW-AVV, Pluryn, Belangenvereniging NVA, Werkgeversorganisatie WZW, Werknemersorganisatie BPSW, 2Tango, Assortimens, Coolminds, Jouwomgeving.