Good Autism Practice conference in Manchester on November 9, 2012|
MANCHESTER, UK: BILD and Good Autism Practice are holding a one-day conference on 'Autism: improving practice throughout life' at the Manchester Conference Centre on Friday, November 9, 2012.
Good Autism Practice seeks to promote good practicefor children and adults with autism across the lifespan. This conference aims to share ideas and evidence on what makes for the most effective support. It is crucial that good practice continues when an individual moves between the phases of education, or from one setting to another. To make sure this happens, staff require key information on autism and on the needs, strengths and interests of the individual. They also need to engage the individual and family members in sharing ideas on what is required to provide the right kind of support to ensure the best quality of life for that child or adult. This conference aims to provide ideas on the key principles involved in doing this.
Keynote speakers include: Catherine Maclean, co-ordinator of the Celtic Nations Autism Partnership (CNAP); Dean Beadle, a
public speaker and writer on the autistic spectrum; Dr Ian Ensum, a consultantclinical psychologist specialising in working with adults with autism/Asperger's syndrome; Dr Glenys Jones, a
Chartered Psychologist and a Lecturer and Researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham and Editor of the Good Autism Practice
Journal, published by BILD.
Find out more and book online at www.bild.org.uk/events
(Source: BILD, September 25, 2012)