Presentations from Autism and Learning Disabilities: Lessons from Research, Policy and Practice

Clouds 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

Sponsored by:

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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.


Chaired by:

  • 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


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St Andrew's

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

21 Dec 2018