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The Autism Show

The Autism Show – Manchester

World’s first Autism show offers a chance to shine !

Title of Talk : An Autistic Actor/Presenter in a Neurodiverse world – and how I got here


Sam Downie is speaking for 30 minutes at The Autism Show, the national event for autism, in association with the National Autistic Society. You can catch Sam, on The Hub : Theatre stage 1, from 2.50pm to 3.30pm, on Saturday 29th June 2019.

Sam will be talking about being an Actor on screen, stage and radio – who happens to have Autism (and Epilepsy). Sam will also be showing his short film called “Unique Human” co-produced with 104 Films & Biggerhosue Film – a film that recently screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019. Sam will tell you about his journey as an Actor, as well as being diagnosed late as an Adult on the autistic spectrum.

Sam’s credits include : Doctor Who (Zombie in “New Earth”), Torchwood (opening titles & 1st season), Coronation St, East Enders, MacBreak Weekly (TWiT TV), CLICK (BBC News), The Gadget Show (Channel 5), BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Bristol, Macworld Magazine, MacFormat Magazine & Podcast, Bristol Sounds podcasts, Tech:Casts Podcasts and many more..

About The Autism Show

Listen to the experiences of autistic adults, to gain direct insights into how they live, as people with Autism.

Just some of the topics covered this year include “There’s nobody like me”: an autistic teacher’s insights into school life for female autistic students; pros and cons of autistic parenthood; how to be autistic and happy; An Autistic Actor / Presenter in a Neurodiverse world; The mental health survival guide: autistic edition; and senses and sensibility: findings from our Grand Sensory Survey.

The Hub: Theatre 1 has a seating capacity of 80 and sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce sound levels in the hall.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive as early as possible before the session, to save disappointment.

See you there !

29th June, 2019Hall 1EventCityManchesterM41 7TB  Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston

Event Website link : https://manchester.autismshow.co.uk



Jun 29 2019


Manchester, UK
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: Jun 29 2019
  • Time: 06:50 - 07:30


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EventCity, Hall 1


EventCity, Hall 1
Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston. , Manchester M41 7TB


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