Seeing the light .. or ticking the box?

Seeing the Light conference run by Research AutismThe Research Autism Lorna Wing series of conferences and seminars present

Current developments in thinking around the concept of autism: diagnosis and implications for intervention

'We still do not know what autism is, or to be more precise what the 'autisms' are.' The Lancet June 19-25, 2010

Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2010 | Venue: Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London | Chair: Dr Lorna Wing


08 30 Registration opens

09.30 Welcome from Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons

Lead of the Bercow review of Services for Children and Young People (0-19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

09 40 Welcome and introduction of the chair.

Richard Mills, Research Director, Research Autism

09 45 Chair's introduction.

Lorna Wing, Consultant Psychiatrist, The National Autistic Society

10 00 Can we use biology to diagnose autism?

Current developments in neuroscience.

Dr Christine Eckers, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science, Institute of Psychiatry, London

10 30 Why do some treatments seem to work with some children but not others?

Professor Patricia Howlin, Institute of Psychiatry. Joint Chair of Scientific and Advisory Committee Research Autism

11 00 Break

11 30 Autism in adults - the pro's and cons.

Professor Digby Tantam, University of Sheffield

12 00 Diagnosis and treatment of adults

Do we have the tools or the means?

Professor Terry Brugha, University of Leicester. Research Autism

12 30 Lunch

13 30 What's in a name?

Current developments in the revision of classification systems - and implications for research, practice and eligibility for support.

Professor Ann LeCouteur, University of Newcastle. Scientific and Advisory Committee Research Autism

14 30 How useful is early screening?

Evaluation of the Q Chat Project.

Dr Carrie Allison and Dr Greg Pascoe, University of Cambridge

15 00 Break

15 30 Concepts of autism

Professor Simon Baron Cohen, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. Adviser to Research Autism

16 00 Is autism a sensory disorder?

How common are sensory differences and how important? A systematic study of the sensory profile of children with autism and implications for their education and treatment.

Dr Michael McCreadie, Deputy Principal, Daldorch House School, The National Autistic Society Scotland

16 30 Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

Dr Lorna Wing

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