Dean Beadle has toured the UK for ten years sharing his experiences of life on the autism spectrum. In recent years he has also spoken in Denmark, Belgium, Guernsey and Ireland as well as undertaking four annual seminar tours of Australia and New Zealand. Through his humorous and insightful speeches Dean outlines his positive outlook on his diagnosis. In 2011 Dean’s speaking was brought to a wider audience, as a clip of one of his speeches was viewed across the world on Youtube.
He is also an experienced journalist, having been published in local, regional, national and international publications. Between 2008 and 2011 he worked freelance for Greenwich Time Newspaper, a local newspaper in London. As part of this he did everything from fitness columns and celebrity interviews through to concert reviews and news reports. Between October 2012 and December 2013 Dean edited the Network Autism ‘Autism in Practice’ newsletter which was sent to subscribers in over 90 countries. He has also written for The Guardian, Londonpaper and NAS Communication magazine.
Between 2012 and 2014 Dean sat on the judging panel for the NAS Professionals Awards. An interview with Dean is featured as a key resource in the Autism Education Trust training programme which has just celebrated training 100,000 schools staff.
Dean is also a singer and in 2017 he will be performing at charity balls and various events across the country.
Dean is honorary president of ‘Autism Puzzles’- a parent led charity in Cardiff, Wales.
Dean Beadle’s workshop is focused around ‘Aspergers, Education & Me’
A humorous and insightful talk from the perspective of an autistic child in the world of education. Dean will outline what worked for him as well as which strategies and approaches were less effective. The key message of this presentation is that strong adult-child relationships are the key to everything.