The pros and cons of seeking an ASC diagnosis in adulthood.
My experience of ASC diagnosis in adulthood: Lynne Gill
My experience of ASC diagnosis in adulthood: Annie Ryan
Dr Olga Bogdashina, a world renowned expert in autism. From 1994 to 2010 Olga was the President of Autism Society ('From Despair to Hope') and the director of the first Day Centre for autistic children in Gorlovka, Ukraine. Olga teaches and lectures in the UK, Europe, & Mexico (more than 200 keynote presentations at conferences and congresses). Olga has a son (28) with classic autism and a daughter (25) with Asperger syndrome.
"A Reconstruction of the Sensory World of Autism"
Dr Jeremy Parr is a Paediatric Neurodisability clinical academic at Newcastle University. He also works as a clinician in two neurodevelopmental disorders clinics in Newcastle. He has made a significant contribution to autism research in the UK and is a member of the executive committee of the British Academy of Childhood Disability.
"Adulthood, ageing and the autism spectrum"
Dr Meena Balasubramanian, consultant clinical geneticist at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation trust and senior lecturer at The University of Sheffield in the Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism.
"The genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders."
Christopher Mitchell "Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome".
Dr Emily Jones, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, "Identifying autism: Early signs, early intervention, and early brain development".
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge, “Why is autism more common in males?"
Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson, School of Education: University of Edinburgh “Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Intervention, Education, Communication & Fun”.
Dr Kobus Van Rensburg, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust
This talk covered the challenges that people with Autism experience during adulthood, including employment, further education, relationships and a range of sensory issues.
Grace talked about her personal experience of having autism. Her talk was entitled "Ask me anything" as she was keen for it to be an interactive seminar.
Dr Richard Smith, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service
"Life After Diagnosis: Common Dilemmas Facing Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions".
Alison Debenham “A different experience: My life as an AS woman".