A TEAM of leading experts on autism has been assembled for Cheshire’s first information day on the disorder.
Organised by the Cheshire Aspergers Parents Support (ChAPS) group, it is aimed at parents, carers and professionals in the field.
The main speaker will be Dr Luke Beardon, an educational psychologist who is senior lecturer in autism at Sheffield Hallam University. His topics will be the future needs of adults with autism and also the propensity for secondary psychiatric disorders.
Other workshop speakers include:
Chris Barsons, who in 2009 founded Positive About Autism, who will talk about how to develop a positive approach to difficult behaviours.
Dr Andrew Curran, a paediatric neurologist at Alder Hey Hospital who specialises in autistic spectrum disorder. His workshop is aimed at understanding children’s behaviour.
Dr Barry Holland, a consultant psychologist who will talk about the issues around the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders.
Prof Digby Tantam, a consultant psychiatrist, whose topic will be about uncovering bullying.
The event takes place on Monday, March 7, at the Daresbury Park Hotel near Warrington. Attendance, which includes lunch and refreshments, costs £30 for parents, £15 for ChAPS members, and £70 for professionals. Contact Jo Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01928 722384.