‘Different Not Less’: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Autism

‘Different Not Less’: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Autism

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI): 85 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Registration: €100/€60 (incl. lunch)

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This one-day multi-disciplinary seminar, organised by the Freud Lacan Institute (est. 2019), seeks to inspire dialogue about autism. The seminar will explore the following: what we mean when we refer to autism; different approaches to understanding autism; the factors that have supported its emergence as a recent diagnostic category; what the clinical field of psychoanalysis offers.

The seminar will feature discussants who will speak from their experience as researchers, clinicians, educators, parents, autists, and artists. The emphasis will be on dynamic discussion and audience participation and it is open to all: clinicians, students, parents, educators, anyone interested in understanding more about autism.

The day will feature a video installation and visual art exhibition by Stuart Neilson.

The seminar takes place at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI). MoLI offers immersive and interactive exhibitions on James Joyce and other influential Irish writers in the spectacular architectural heritage of UCD’s Newman House and its beautiful surroundings in the heart of Dublin. The seminar is at 85 St. Stephen’s Green (w/separate entrance) and is in the Old Physics Lecture Theatre. See www.moli.ie