About the 2020 Conference

Beyond the stereotypes: enhancing the recognition and education of autistic girls to improve their future quality of life

This three-day conference emerges from an interdisciplinary research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. To read more about the project, click here. The conference is being held at the University of Surrey and aims to bring together academics, autistic people, medical practitioners, psychologists and teachers to explore the recognition, education and future lives of autistic girls.

7th September Recognition of autistic girls

8th September Issues around the education of autistic girls

9th September Futures of autistic girls

Information about tickets will available shortly.

Please note the preferred language for this event is identity first (i.e. autistic person).


The conference will be inclusive and accessible, informed by the training and practices that the project, team and University of Kent (project partner) have developed through the pioneering Autism Arts Festival and research projects such as Imagining Autism and Playing A/Part. In addition to this, specific information about the University of Surrey can be found below:

  • Information about accessibility at the University of Surrey is available here.
  • AccessAble information about the building that the conference is being held in is available here.
  • To download a map of campus (PDF) that shows access points, lifts, ramps and disabled parking please click here.