Presentations from: Stress and autism: Combating stress, lightening the load

Child with autismThe Research Autism Lorna Wing series of conferences and seminars presents

Stress and autism: Combating stress, lightening the load

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2013, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm. Venue: Friends House, London NW1

About this conference

Stress affects all of us, but individuals with autism and their families are known to experience massive, often catastrophic levels of stress. This can be a direct cause of a multitude of serious problems relating to personal and family life and health. We need to better understand and respond to stress in order to minimise its harmful effects and to promote healthier lives.

This conference explores the many physiological and behavioural aspects of stress related to autism and its effects on people's lives, and reviews interventions that have been found to be effective in minimising them.


  • Digby Tantam: Deputy Principal, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Stress and meltdowns. (PDF document)
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