Autism and Reading: A place of social belonging and deep interests

2:00pm - 3:30pm / Wednesday 10th April 2019 / Venue: Leggate Lecture Theatre 2nd Floor Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Other / Category: Department
  • 0151 794 2348
  • Admission: Free
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Melissa Chapple was diagnosed as autistic at age eighteen, she is an ESRC student studying for a PhD at the University of Liverpool, focussing on the use of fiction to promote social understanding between autistic and non-autistic adults, and to explore the potential wellbeing benefits for autistic adults.

Melissa's talk will explore her interactions with fiction and non-fiction, and what led to her starting a PhD on autism and reading. Melissa will address important issues such as fictional representation of autism, social understanding in and around fictional worlds, and the use of non-fiction to explore autistic special interests.

Free talk but booking is required.