Cork Autism Conference 2019

Sunday, 22 September '19   8am - 6pm
Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Tivoli, Cork
Only 7 spaces left



~ Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities

If SOLD OUT, REGISTER 👉HERE on our waiting list & be notified immediately if any last minute tickets become available.

Parents, healthcare professionals and educators from across Ireland will assemble in Cork on Sunday September 22nd for Cork’s Autism Conference between 8.00am and 6.00pm.

The program includes talks and discussions from healthcare practitioners, specialists and spokespersons in autism.

If you are a parent, family member or professional caring or supporting children or adults with autism, at the 2019 Cork Autism Conference you will learn tools, strategies and insights which will help you to best support and empower the lives of autistic people.

This conference will address approaches to issues from first diagnosis, early intervention to adulthood.

The event provides a unique forum for parents, families, caregivers, adults with autism, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome.


Bestselling Author, Senior Lecturer, Trainer & Consultant in Autism, Dr. Peter Vermeulen - Author: “Autism as context blindness”, (a book than won several awards in the USA) “This is the title: on autistic thinking”, “I am Special: handbook for psycho-education” and 12 other books on autism.
Talk Title ~ From Neurodiversity to Neuroharmony. Plea For A Smaller But Stronger Autism.

Autism Advocate, Author, Mother, Founder UK Autism Charity Anna Kennedy Online, Anna Kennedy OBE - Author of “Not Stupid”, Finalist BBC Peoples Strictly 2015 and Founder Autism got Talent, UK.  
Talk Title ~ Autism And The Performing Arts

Bestselling Author, Mother and Journalist, Jessie Hewitson - Author: Autism: How to Raise a Happy Autistic Child
Talk Title *~ How to Raise a Happy Autistic Individual

International Speaker, Autism Consultant and Trainer, Geoff Evans
Talk Title ~ A Holistic Approach To Supporting Individuals With Autism With Behaviours That Challenge.

WATCH Recap of the 2018 Cork Autism Conference HERE

WATCH Dr. Peter Vermeulen on Autism, Happiness and Wellbeing HERE

WATCH Anna Kennedy OBE TedTalk on how Autism Is An Inspiration, Not An Illness HERE

This is a unique opportunity designed to collaboratively educate and inform individuals, families and practitioners.


✓ You will Hear Leading Autism Professionals share Supports, Tools, Interventions and Insights on Autism

✓ You will Learn Actionable Insights and Wisdom from a person with autism, to help Autistic People.
✓ You will Discover Specialist Products and Services on Autism including learning tools; communication aids; educational products; sensory equipment; advice and support services.

✓ You will Gain Approaches to Develop Healthy & Empowering Relationships with Autistic People.
✓ You will Access Practical, Resources and Approaches to Empower Autistic Individuals.
✓ You will Obtain an Empowering and Positive Perspective of Autism
✓ You will Immerse Yourself in the World of our Sensory Room created by a Specialist Autism Speech and Language Therapist, designed specifically for Autistic People.
✓ You will Awaken the Power of Possibility in Responding and Relating to Autistic People.

✓ You will Grow Your Support Network

✓ You will be part of Ireland's Largest Autism Event

“Our intention is that individuals, families and healthcare providers who attend this conference, gain practical and actionable insights, knowledge and skills to best support and empower people experiencing autism” ~ Cork Autism Conference

Venue: Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Tivoli, Cork

Date: September 22nd, from 8.00am until 6.00pm


● Clinicians across the professional field, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, Psychotherapists, ​paediatricians, speech and language therapists, physical therapists and occupational therapists,

● Clinical managers, psychiatric, mental health and disability nurses.
● GPs, surgeons, medical doctors and physicians.
● Mental health therapists, healers, dieticians, chiropractors, craniosacral therapists, yoga teachers, nutritional therapists, art therapists. music therapists and drama therapists. acupuncturists, holistic therapists
● Pharmacists and dentists
● Autism specialists.
● Directors/service managers/team leaders of public and private disability and mental health services.
● Childhood development professionals, social workers and support workers.
● Disability service providers.

● Autism groups and charity organisations.
● Teachers, principals, SNAs from primary schools, secondary school and special schools.
● Department directors, course coordinators, lecturers, career guidance counsellors, tutors and students of local authorities, colleges, universities and other third level educational institutions.
● Employers and employer groups
● Voluntary sector groups and not-for-profit organisations.
● Autistic individuals and their parents, families and carers.
● Autism Advocates
● Researchers and policy makers
● Anybody who wants to empower and support autistic people.


"I loved the Cork Autism Conference because it was practical, very positive and there was a great variety of speakers. I learned so much that day, especially listening to people who have autism. It has taught me that there is hope. They talked about ways around their difficulties.
I learned to listen, to see the world from the person with autism’s perspective and that continuity with therapists matters greatly. I have told all the parents I met on HSE courses that it is a very intense day but time and money very well spent. It was very inspiring and it gave me hope. It was well worth the trek from Dublin and I have already booked for this year."
- Ciara Dwyer, Parent and Sunday Independent Journalist

"The Cork Autism Conference was the best conference I attended in the area of autism for a very long time. I gained a more in depth understanding of the challenges families and children with autism face and the possibilities there are to turn these challenges into the opportunities and make society a more enriched, inclusive, diverse and equitable place to live.
The Conference provided me with a much-needed opportunity to gain insights, wisdom and tools that will make the lives of those with autism and their families so much better. The solution-focused approach and celebration of autism as a difference that enriches all of our lives, is the reason I am returning again this year"
- Dr. Emer Ring, Head of Department of Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and co-editor of Autism from the Inside Out; A Handbook for Parents, Early Childhood, Primary, Post-Primary and Special School Settings - available at this year's Cork Autism Conference

"I found the conference beneficial, practical and inspiring on so many levels. The speakers spoke across a range of highly relevant aspects of ASD providing many useful practical tools and instilling hope across the audience. From a personal and a professional point of view, I will certainly be able to apply some of the key learnings from the day itself. It was an enormously beneficial use of my time in spending a day at such an excellent event." - Avril Quinn, Parent, HR Consultant

"Well done to all involved in the 2017 Cork Autism Conference. Speakers were excellent. Knowledge is power. Lots of excellent ideas given, to empower me to help my son." - Marie Looney, Parent, Cork Autism Conference 2017 Delegate


1 Person ONLY €99 (Regular Rate €129)

2 People ONLY €189 (Regular Rate €258)

3 People ONLY €279 (Regular Rate €387)


✓ All keynote presentations

✓ Access to specialist autism products & services

✓ FREE Audio recording worth €79

✓ Delegate Pack

✓ Certificate of Attendance

✓ Speaker presentation slides & notes 

✓ May qualify for up to 8 hours CPD

✓ Hot lunch & morning tea/coffee

  • Group Discount for 5+

  • Late/On-Site from Sept 14th - €149 / Person

  • Limited Super Early Bird Tickets Available - ONLY 50



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Note: For anybody unable to book online, please drop us an email on and we can arrange an alternative or call us on 089 239 8900

  • Limited Places Available * No Refunds * Pre-book only


Super Early Bird Rate - 1 Person only €99 (Regular Rate €129)
5 available until Fri 1 Mar 12am
INCLUDES: Processing & service fee * Hot lunch & morning tea/coffee * FREE Audio recording worth €79
Super Early Bird Rate - 2 People only €189 (Regular Rate €258)
1 available until Fri 1 Mar 12am
INCLUDES: Processing & service fee * FREE Audio recording worth €79 * Hot lunch & morning tea/coffee
Group ticket for 2 people
Super Early Bird Rate - 3 People only €279 (Regular Rate €387)
INCLUDES: Processing & service fee * FREE Audio recording worth €79 * Hot lunch & morning tea/coffee
Group ticket for 3 people

Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Tivoli, Cork