Please see below for the specific accessibility arrangements we have made for autistic delegates. If you have a specific requirement that is not listed, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to meet your needs. More general information and guidelines will be sent by the organising company Eventime to all delegates shortly before the congress and is on line in the general information page on the congress website.
The congress registration desk will open at 7:30 am on the Friday and 8:00 am on the Saturday and Sunday. Registration will be a very busy time, so autistic delegates, or families coming with an autistic child/adult, will have the opportunity to register the day before, on Thursday 12th September, between 4.pm and 5.30 pm to avoid the crowds. Registration is mandatory to print your badge, even if you have previously paid your registration fees on the congress website. Other delegates are asked not to come on the Thursday.
You can request these badges when you register or at any other time during the conference. These allow you to indicate how you would like to interact with other delegates. We will ask other delegates to respect the badges, but please be aware thatv we cannot guarantee that everybody will comply. Some information about these badges are presented in the general information for all delegates.
There will be a quiet room available so that autistic delegates can sit in a less crowded environment and take some rest. Silence or very low voice is requested in this room, as it is not meant to have discussions between autistic delegates. There is another room for this purpose.
There will be a special meeting room for autistic delegates. This is a place for discussions, and information exchanges. There will be tables, chairs, a screen and an LCD projector. We require you to bring your own laptop. This room is not connected with the preview room. This room is planned for 20 people maximum. Please do not overcrowd it. Autistic delegates can set-up and organise topics for discussion as they wish.
We will have seats reserved for autistic delegates who don’t like to be seated too close to other people or need to be able to get out easily. You can choose to sit in these or any other available seat.
If you prefer not to ask questions aloud, you can leave written questions in advance of the session and we will pass them onto the Chairperson or the session speaker. However, we cannot guarantee that they will select your question to answer. Please give your question to one of the Autisme France volunteers present in the room before the beginning of the session.
Exhibition hall and poster sessions are very noisy.