SPACE is proud to present a conference for parents, carers and professionals with the world renowned Autism expert, Professor Tony Attwood.

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With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder and we are thrilled he is flying over from Australia to join us.


13th May 2022


Tewin Bury Farm, Hertford Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 0JB

The focus of the presentation will be:

Morning presentation: Cognitive Abilities: A Different Way Of Thinking And Learning Profile

Afternoon presentation: Adolescent issues for Autistic Teenagers

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to those supporting children and young people (0-25 years) with or without a diagnosis of autism including:

  • Parent/Carers
  • Head Teachers, Teachers, Senco’s and Teaching Assistants
  • Local Authority Statutory Services
  • Student Support Services
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Further Education and University Lecturers and Researchers
  • Social Workers and Social Care Staff
  • Childcare Staff and managers
  • Health Professionals and CAMHS workers
  • Others with an interest


Early Bird Parent/Carer:
£62.50 per ticket (plus Eventbrite booking fee)

POLITE NOTE – Please ensure if you are a professional you purchase a professional ticket In order to ensure that parent/carers can benefit from the parent/carer prices, thank you.

After the early bird tickets are sold the prices will revert to full price tickets.

Full Price Parent/Carer:
£77.50 per ticket (plus Eventbrite booking fee)

£142.50 per ticket (plus Eventbrite booking fee)


Who is Professor Tony Attwood?

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in Autism Spectrum Disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975.  He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland.  His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages.  His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1.  He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press on emotion management, relationships and sexuality, and general advice for autistic children and adults.     

Where is the conference?

Tewinbury Hotel – Hertford Rd, Tewin, Welwyn AL6 0JB

What are the parking arrangements?

There is ample parking at the venue and this is free of charge. There will be signposting to the best parking area for the conference.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes. There will be signs indicating access information at the conference.

Is there any public transport to the venue?

There is no public transport that goes directly to the hotel. The closest towns are Welwyn Garden City or Hertford and it would be advisable to get a taxi to the venue.

What are the timings for the day?

Registration for the day starts at 8.15am, with prompt start at 9am.

The conference will finish at 4.30pm.

Is seating allocated?

Seating is not allocated and will be on a first come first served basis with guidance from the SPACE Team.

Will the conference be recorded?

The conference will not be recorded.

What happens if I am late?

We would encourage everyone to arrive no later than 8.45am to ensure that you are comfortable and settled before the conference begins. Anyone arriving after the 9am start will have to wait for the mid-morning break before they can be seated, so as to not disturb the speaker and other attendees.

Is there a cloakroom? Is there a charge to use it?

A cloakroom will not be available on the day so please bare this in mind and keep your belongings on your person throughout the day. SPACE or Tewinbury Farm Hotel are not responsible for any loss or theft of attendee’s belongings.

Will food and drinks be served on the day?

All food and drinks will be provided throughout the day.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No, please do not bring your own food and drinks into the venue as food and drinks will be provided.

How do I let you know about any allergies or special dietary requirements?

You can inform us of allergies and other special dietary requirements at the time of booking through Eventbrite.

Is there an age restriction for the event?

The event is for over 18s only.

Can my baby or young child to the event?

We are not able to allow babies or children at the conference. Only ticket holders (printed or electronic) will be admitted on the day.

Can I bring my dog?

Guide/assistance dogs are allowed with relevant documentation.

When are tickets available?

Tickets will go on sale at 8pm on Sunday, 13th February 2022 via SPACE Hertfordshire Eventbrite page.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door on the day.

I am no longer able to attend. What is your cancellation policy?

Please be aware that all tickets are non-transferable.

Please contact us at if you are no longer able to attend.

With more than 7 days notice, you will receive a full refund, minus the Eventbrite booking fee.

With less than 7 days notice, all tickets are non-refundable.

If I have questions, who can I contact?

Please email us at, specifying Tony Attwood Conference as the subject.