Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour in Autism

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel,

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 11, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 11, 2012
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Presenting the latest research and best practice in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour in children and adults with autism.

Every day, people with autism are expected to cope with the challenges of a world which can often seem bewildering and irrational. This can cause high levels of anxiety and stress, resulting in behaviours that can be difficult for other people to deal with and offer significant challenges to professionals involved in the provision of educational, health and welfare services.

This conference features key speakers who will discuss the causes of challenging behaviour for people with autism. Hear the latest information from experts in the field and learn from case studies illustrating best practice. With two different seminar streams to choose from, delegates can select the seminars which are most relevant to their work.

08:45 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Welcome by the Chairs
Dr Colin Dale, Chief Executive, Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd
and John Booker, Adult Asperger Action

A holistic approach to supporting the behaviour of individuals with autism
Geoff Evans, Head of Quality Improvement, Options Group

10:20 Getting things put right
Ted Goodman, Family Carer, The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

11:00 Refreshment break
11:40 Eating disorders in young people with autism
Dr Nikola Kern, Consultant Psychiatrist, Eating Disorder Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Using sensory understanding for early intervention and support
Corinna Laurie, Occupational Therapist, NAS Helen Allison School

12:20 Lunch
13:20 Self-injurious behaviour
Prof Chris Oliver, Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham
and Dr Caroline Richards, Clinical Psychologist in Training, Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham
Recognising early warning signals and responding effectively
Louise Albert, Positive Behavioural Support Team Manager, NAS Cymru

14:00 Seminar changeover time
14:10 Assessing the effectiveness of positive behavioural support: the P-CPO project
Prof David Allen, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust
Understanding and supporting communication differences and challenges in people with autism
Lilias Nicholls, Lead Speech and Language Therapist, NAS Daldorch House School
14:50 Refreshment break
15:20 Effective staff training and leadership in teams working with people who challenge
Dr Andy McDonnell, Director, Studio III Clinical Services

16:00 Closing remarks by the Chairs
16:10 Conference ends

Note: We reserve the right to make amendments to the advertised conference programme and speakers.