With hundreds of
free events over two weeks on everything from Astronomy to Zoology, the 2020
Cambridge Science Festival welcomes adults, teenagers and families to explore
science with researchers from across Cambridge. Join us for talks, hands-on
activities, performances, exhibitions and films exploring the theme of
‘vision’; the Festival has something for everyone!
The festival has
some events on the latest research into the autism spectrum, please see a list
with links below:
Your child is invited to take part in a
research study sponsored by Nottingham Trent University, evaluating a new
The app, called ‘Point OutWords’, trains
people to control movements of their fingers, hands or mouths. Some children
with autism find it very difficult to use speech to communicate, but research
and feedback from patients and families has suggested that a proportion of
children understand quite a lot of language but find it difficult to make the
movements needed to speak.
Dr Matthew Belmonte, a psychologist in
Nottingham Trent University, has developed an iPad game specifically to help
children learn the motor skills needed to speak.
We need to find out if it is practical and enjoyable for children and families to use, and work out the best way to carry out a clinical trial of this intervention.
Before you decide if your child can take part it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.
Contact details if you are interested in
taking part in the study:
Dr Emma Weisblatt,
01733 777939, or email email@example.com
The ABC team from Dhiverse are holding a drop-in session during Sexual Health Awareness Week 2019.
Date: Wednesday 18th September 10am -1pm
At: the Community Escape room at the Grafton Centre
You can join them for a chat and light refreshments to find out what they do and how they make information around relationships and sex accessible to people with learning difficulties and autism. The theme for the drop-in is Relationships, Sex and Disability which is the topic for this year’s Sexual Health week.
Date and Time: Mon, 12 August 2019, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
University Museum Of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ
We will be opening our museums at times when we are normally closed for children, who need a quieter environment.
We will be opening the Museum of Zoology for you to explore. Come & discover the wonders of animal life.
There are limited spaces to keep the museums from feeling too overwhelming & a ‘chill’ out space will be available if a time out is needed. We will turn off any sounds & will control the lighting as best we can.
The events are free to attend but booking is required. Please book places for any family members that will be attending too. Prior to the event you’ll be sent out a visual story for the museum.