Presentations from Autism and Learning Disabilities: Lessons from Research, Policy and Practice
The Research Autism Lorna Wing series of conferences and seminars presents
Autism and Learning Disabilities: Lessons from Research, Policy and Practice
Date: Tuesday 1 July 2014, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm.
Venue: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
About this conference
In recent times attention has been focused on the needs of children and adults seen as more able or those with Asperger syndrome. This has been important in identifying their difficulties and in promoting approaches that are helpful to them.
With this conference we respond to requests to focus on children and adults who have a learning disability in addition to autism. We will be presenting practical and research-based experience related to the education, care and support of this group, bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field and hearing family perspectives of their needs and aspirations.
Specific themes to be covered include
- The health needs of children and adults with autism and learning disabilities
- Implications of the sensory world
- Approaches to autism and severe communication difficulties.
- Sleep issues.
- Family perspectives.
- The special educational needs of children with autism and learning disabilities.
- Models of social care and support for adults.
- Richard Mills, Research Director, Research Autism
- Linda Woodcock, Trainer in challenging behaviour at Studio3, Author, and Mother of a young man with ASD and challenging behaviours
- Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Reader in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Tizard Centre, University of Kent Putting Policy into Practice and Values into Action
- Dr Gemma Griffith, Lecturer & Research Tutor, School of Psychology, Bangor University "He's hard work, but he's worth it." What do Parents Say about Caring for Individuals with Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities?: A Meta-Synthesis of 17 Studies
- Dr Luci Wiggs, Reader in Psychology, Oxford Brookes University Sleep Disturbance in Children with ASD
- Dr Juli Crocombe, Clinical Director for Autism and Consultant Psychiatrist, St Andrew's Healthcare Autism and Challenging presentations: What to Assess and How
- Nicci Paine, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Leap Childrens Therapy Sensory Processing Disorder and Current Thinking: Identifying and Responding to Common Sensory Triggers
- Marion Cornick, Founder of The Lodden School and Director of Liaise Lodden Ltd Beyond the Sacred Classroom
- Wendy Bellis, Assistant Clinical Director and Specialist Paediatric Senior Dental Officer for Camden and Islington Community Dental Services Autistic Spectrum Disorder is Unlike Other Disabilities - Oral Care of Autistic Children
- Keith Wyncoll, Father and Challenging Behaviours Trainer David's Story - The Extra-Ordinary Life of a Child with Severe Autism and ADHD
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Established over 175 years ago, St Andrew's is the UK's leading mental healthcare charity. Their specialist services include mental health, learning disability, autism and brain injury. With services in Northampton, Essex, Birmingham and Nottinghamshire St Andrew's is by far the largest provider of NHS care in the charity sector. For more information please visit www.stah.org
- 16 May 2018