PACT presents

Aberystwyth / Carmarthen / Swansea

The Autistic Spectrum


Logical Illogical


For those not familiar with Ros:

  • Soon after her birth, Ros received a diagnosis of severe autism.
  • Ros’ parents refused to accept their child’s autism and set about changing her behaviour.
  • As an adult, Ros has a diagnosis of high functioning autism.
  • Ros gives talks at major national and international conferences, including Canada, America, South Africa and numerous European countries.
  • When Sigourney Weaver was recently making a film called Snowcake, about a woman with autism, she spent several days shadowing Ros, learning how to act like a person with autism.
  • Ros will talk for two hours on her experiences of being autistic and give advice on supporting children and adults with autism.

28th September 2011 14:00 – 16:00  Morlan Hall, Aberystwyth
29th September 2011 10:00 – 12:00  Abergwili Church Hall, Carmarthen
29th September 2011 14:00 – 16:00  Pennard Village Hall, Swansea

Refreshments served before all talks.

Arrive early or face the ‘wrath of Ros’.

£30.00 Professionals
£15.00 People on the spectrum / family members of.
One free ticket for every four.

To book, phone landline or mobile or e-mail.

145 Longford Road, Neath SA10 7HH
01792 423971 / 07870 674980 /

30th September 2011, Cardiff – For One Day Only



Featuring Ros Blackburn (see notes above)
And Andrew Cooksey

Andrew Cooksey

As an adult, Andrew received a diagnosis of Aspergers syndrome. He has a son with autism. Andrew is a direct and forthright speaker with a great breadth of knowledge and an insight based on living with autism. He operates a training and consultancy business and is in demand as a speaker and by the legal profession.

The PACT Players

Professional actors will speak the words and act out scenes from the lives of people with an autistic spectrum disorder: Temple Grandin, Luke Jackson, Donna Williams and many others.

Programme For The Day

9:00 – 9:30                Registration and refreshments

9:30 – 10:00            The PACT Players
                                  Sensory Sensitivity:
“Every time I am touched, it is like fire running
                                  through my body.”
10:00 – 11:00          Andrew Cooksey, My Aspergers Syndrome

11:00 – 11:20            Refreshments

11:20 – 11:50          The PACT Players
                                  Communication: “I think in pictures, not in language.”

11:50 – 13:00           Ros Blackburn talks about her life as a person
                                  with high functioning autism.

13:00 – 14:00            Lunch

14:00 – 14:45          The PACT Players
                                  The Whole Picture: “Humans are the most illogical race.
                                  Nothing they say or do makes any sense.”

14:45 – 15:05            Refreshments

15:05 – 16:30            For 15 minutes, Ros will talk about her involvement in
                                  the making of the film Snowcake, followed by an
                                  audience question/answer session.

£70.00 Professionals
£35.00 People on the spectrum / family members of.

Includes refreshments and buffet lunch.

To book, phone landline or mobile or e-mail.

145 Longford Road, Neath SA10 7HH
01792 423971 / 07870 674980 /