Looking Forward Looking Back: The Janus View of Autism


From the Research Autism Lorna Wing series of conferences and seminars

Dates: Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 November 2015

Venue: Prince Philip House, London  SW1Y 5DG



Sponsored by:Autism Care UK logoSt Andrew's Healthcare

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About this conference

Dr Lorna WingResearch Autism founding trustee Dr Lorna Wing sadly died last year. She was a pioneer in autism research and will have a long-lasting legacy. It was her belief that in looking forward we should also look back to understand the essence of autism and avoid repeating past errors. It is interesting how many of the current ideas about autism were first voiced by Lorna. This conference, will be both a tribute to Lorna and a forward look at what the next decade is likely to hold. It will include an overview of Lorna Wing's contribution to the field provided by her colleague Dr Judith Gould.

Who should attend: commissioning teams, health, social care, and education professionals, parents/carers, and people on the autism spectrum. Join our largest conference to date!

**If you missed the four pre-conference online Q&As with speakers Dr Peter Vermeulen, Professor Thomas Bourgeron, Professor Francesca Happe, and Kabie Brook, you can read the transcripts here.**

Chaired by:

  • Richard Mills, Research Director, Research Autism and member of the NICE Guideline Development Group on autism in adults
  • Dr Jeremy Parr, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and Paediatric Neurodisability academic, Member of Executive Committee of British Academy of Childhood Disability [day one only]
  • Dr Juli Crocombe, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Director for Autism, St Andrew's Healthcare [day two only]

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Rt Hon John Bercow MP [day one]
  • Baroness Angela Browning [day two]

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Day Two Speakers:

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Autism Care UK

Autism Care UK is a leading provider of person centred, evidence based support to adults with complex autism and associated needs.

You can find out more by visiting the Autism Care UK website

St Andrew's Healthcare

St Andrew's Healthcare is the UK's largest charitable provider of specialist mental healthcare. Their ASD pathway provides highly specialist forensic services as an alternative to prison and is focused on developing an in-depth understanding of why someone has offended.

You can find out more by visiting the St Andrew's Healthcare website

16 May 2018