Broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove and communications specialist John Hatfield hosted a discussion and Q&A to share their experiences of being fathers of autistic children.
‘A conversation with fathers about autism’ focussed on the personal experiences of these two fathers who are at very different stages in their autism journey. Their aim was to encourage more fathers to be open about their own situations and experiences.
The intimate conversational events saw Stuart and John share their experiences of autism in their families. The pair discussed the physical, mental and emotional impact of autism in a family, educational and social environment.
The events in Glasgow and Edinburgh were attended by parents and carers of a child with an autism diagnosis, those concerned about childhood development, professionals working in education, social care or the third sector and employers wanting to understand autism’s effect on their workforce.