Axcis are pleased to sponsor this live Twitter Q&A with Chris Bonnello. Chris is an autistic special needs tutor and formerly a primary school teacher. Since 2015 he has become a national and international speaker on autism issues and the award-winning writer behind autisticnotweird.com. Organised and hosted by our partners at NAS/Network Autism, the event will be an invaluable opportunity to “ask an expert” your questions.
The discussion will be hosted on the @networkautism Twitter account between 5pm and 6pm GMT on 17th July 2019. The discussion will look to give advice and support to professionals helping to support autistic children within education but we welcome wider autism questions for Chris as well. You can follow and take part in the discussion by using the hashtag #autismedchat. You can also tweet questions in advance using the hashtag #autismedchat or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to give us a mention too, using @Axcis.
Sign up for a free Twitter account – First of all you need to be a member on Twitter. If you’re not already, it is simple and free to join. Fill out your profile, add a picture and follow at least the leader of the Twitter chat you want to participate in (and Axcis of course!) Be sure to follow the chat hosts, guests and browse the posts on previous chats to see who else may interest you.
How to keep track of the chat – You can simply click on the hashtag on a tweet to see all of the recent tweets around that hashtag. If you try to follow the chat from your own timeline on the Twitter web site you can, but if it’s a big chat you can quickly lose the thread of the conversation. Fortunately there are a number of sites that allow you to follow the chat only and participate more easily, such as Tweetchat.com
You can also follow a hashtag in your Twitter client like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite. Just set up a search for the hashtag and all of the tweets with that hashtag should show up in the search results. These apps range in difficulty and also in update speed. I suggest you pick one of these options, drop in a hashtag for an upcoming event and see if it works for you.
Twitter chats can be a fun way to talk about a topic, meet some people interested in the same thing as you are, grow your own network and have some fun. Give it a try!
If you would like to work in an autism school or provision, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today? We have many vacancies for those who have experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, or who are keen to develop their understanding of this important area of special needs.