The Research Autism Lorna Wing series of conferences and seminars presents
Autism Plus: Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Autism
Date: Wednesday 4 December 2013, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm. Venue: Senate House, London WC1E
Research has shown that autism and Asperger syndrome are frequently accompanied by a host of psychological and psychiatric disorders and other medical conditions. Often labelled as 'complex', these conditions are common in autism. If not understood they lead to inappropriate and unhelpful treatment approaches resulting in poor outcomes and stressful lives.
The most recent Research Autism Lorna Wing conference focussed on stress. Responding to feedback from delegates we will continue to explore the stress theme but more specifically how co occurring conditions such as depression and anxiety, sleep, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affect children and adults on the autism spectrum. We shall also discuss approaches to diagnosis and assessment and importantly intervention. The importance of prevention and reduction of stress is also recognised as important and in promoting positive mental and physical health in the child or adult affected by autism and their family.
Expert speakers will include:
Senate House is an iconic building in the heart of London and home to the University of London's library, world famous for its Arts, Humanities and Social Science Research collections.
The venue is conveniently located a short walk from Russell Square, Goodge Street and Euston Square tube stations. It is close to historical attractions such as the British Museum and British Library, plus the theatres, restaurants, shops and hotels of the nearby West End. Senate House is a fully accessible building.
Hesley Group is a leading independent provider of specialist support and education for young people and adults with autism and other complex needs. To find out more please visit the Hesley Group website