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Studio 3 are hosting two live events in 2024 - one in Birmingham, UK and another in Laoise, Ireland. Tickets are available to book online via our website, although special discounts for families and people with lived experience can be accessed by contacting our office directly on 01225 334 111. 

If you are attending a live conference event and wish to speak to a member of our team about any requirements or adjustments you may need, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

Upcoming Events


Autism and the Predictive Brain: Absolute Thinking in a Relative World, a Full Day Seminar with Peter Vermeulen

Wednesday 11th December 2024, 10am - 4pm UK Time (GMT)

Birmingham City University, City South Campus
Birmingham, B15 3TN

Empower your understanding and support of autistic individuals with world-renowned expert Dr Peter Vermeulen at our full-day seminar in Birmingham City Centre.

Gain Deep Insights: Explore cutting-edge research into the predictive brain and sensory processing from an expert in the field of autism and neuroscience.

Practical Strategies: Learn how to better support autistic children and adults through context priming.

Community Connection: Network with families and professionals in the local community dedicated to enhancing support, care and understanding.


Join us for this enlightening full-day seminar and learn what ‘pushing the context button’ means, and how it can help to create an autism-friendly social and sensory world for the people we support!

What You’ll Learn:

  • The latest in brain science and predictive coding

  • Why traditional approaches may fall short

  • Practical techniques to improve communication, social interaction, and sensory experiences for autistic individuals

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and enhance your support methods. For the full event schedule, download the document below.

Event Outline

This full day seminar with renowned autism expert and neurobiologist Peter Vermeulen will focus on the pivotal role of uncertainty in autism, and why predictability and clarity can help to make autistic people feel safe and supported. Exploring the science behind the predictive brain, Peter will provide an in-depth exploration of autistic thinking styles, and how we as supporters can implement core strategies to help families better support autistic loved ones, and practitioners such as psychology workers, residential carers, and support workers to understand the individuals they work with.

This event will expand on and provide a greater level of insight into the topic discussed at our 24th October online web event, which will take place online in collaboration with Kelly Mahler, Rachael Thompson, and Professor Andrew McDonnell entitled ‘Making Sense of a Chaotic World.’ This in-person follow up will offer more audience interaction and a broader scope in terms of understanding what predictive coding theory means for individuals and organisations striving to create autism friendly environments, and identifying strategies to help autistic children and adults cope with stressful and unfamiliar situations. This session is open to families, people with lived experience, professionals, and practitioners in the field of autism, and promises to be highly engaging with lots of practical examples and strategies to implement in your own day-to-day life. Peter is an inspirational and emotive speaker, whose passion and humour shines through in all of his work.

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MSc and PhD in Psychology and Educational Sciences. Peter has worked with people with ASD and their families for more than 30 years. He is the founder of “Autism in Context”, where autism is understood in context. As a Senior lecturer at Autisme Centraal, a training and education centre for autism spectrum disorders, Peter is also an internationally respected lecturer/trainer and he presents all over Europe and beyond. Peter has written more than 15 books and several articles on autism.

Full details about the event including the programme, travel information, and accessibility information can be found in the following PDF document:

Sign Up Now!

Click the link below to get your ticket for this live, in-person event in Birmingham City Centre. Please note that the Early Bird rate will run until 28th August 2024; thereafter the full rate will apply. Families who wish to access an exclusive discounted price of £60 (+VAT) can call us on 01225 334 111. 

Early Bird Rate: 
£75 (+VAT)

Full Rate: 
£95 (+VAT)


'Getting a Life'

Wednesday 6th November 2024, 9:30am - 4:30pm GMT


R32 CP26 


Studio 3 are hosting a live in-person conference day on Wednesday 6th November 2024. This is open to family members, individuals with lived experiences, practitioners and professionals in the field of psychology, autism, and mental health. This will be held at the Laois education Centre, and will feature experts in their own fields from Bob Rhodes, Andrew McDonnell and Adam Harris. The aim of this event is to share information and ideas to enable professionals and families alike to better support autistic individuals.

The venue will be open to delegates from 9am, and the event will finish at 4pm. Refreshments (tea, coffee, water) will be provided by the venue, as will lunch for all delegates. There will also be a breakout room available for quiet reflection.


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Bob Rhodes on 'Getting a Life'


Founder of LivesthroughFriends Bob Rhodes will share real stories and approaches to developing supportive relationships and networks.

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Andrew McDonnell on ' Building a Safe and Flourishing Life in the Community' 

In this talk there will be a focus on supporting people with complex needs and behaviors of concern in community settings, practical examples of applying

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