Speakers and performers will include Dr Shaun May (University of Kent); Jessie Hewitson, author of Autism: How
to Raise a Happy Autistic Child
; Laura James, author of Odd Girl Out; Dr Veneta Cooney (United Kingdom Environmental Law Association); Dr David Pearson (Anglia Ruskin University); medical adviser and trainer Dr Peter Grünewald; performance poet Kate Fox; Amanda Prowse, international best-selling author; artist in residence Jon Adams; Ruskin Mill College Principal Grainne O’Reilly; and Founder of Ruskin Mill Trust and Chair of Trustees, Aonghus Gordon.

Aonghus Gordon, founder of Ruskin Mill Trust and Chair of Trustees, said: “Our partnership with Hay Festival is not only an unparalleled opportunity to further research into neurological differences, but also to recognise that there is a need to broaden the conversation. Hay Festival is in perfect harmony with the vision and values held by Ruskin Mill Trust.”

Andy Fryers, sustainability director at Hay Festival, said: “We are excited to be working with Ruskin Mill Trust to put on a unique two-day event in Neurodiversity: a Living Conference. Having spent time working with the Trust to fine tune our own offer for neurodiversity at our events in Wales, we recognise a need to invite debate and discovery around best practice and new guidance, which we hope the conference will offer.”

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