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Autism Transitions Conference

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Davros Mon 03-Oct-11 17:16:07

Yes, I know its in half term but that is why they can use the school premises for the conference. Another near Newbury, something in the water?

"We are holding a one day Autism Transitions Conference on Tuesday 25th October 2011. We have a great line-up of world-renowned experts who are will be speaking on topics connected to transitions - not just the transition from child to adulthood but associated life transitions such as into work, through puberty and coping with sexuality, mental health and OCD in teenagers with autism.

Speakers are:Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Division TEACCH
Professor Pat Howlin, Professor of Child Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Dr Catherine Tissot, Course Director, MA in Inclusive Education, Institute of Education, University of Reading
Ros Blackburn, an adult with autism
Dr Tim Williams, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Prior's Court
With an opening address by Dame Stephanie Shirley, Founding Patron of Prior's Court School, entrepreneur and philanthropist

We are extremely honoured that Professor Gary Mesibov will be visiting Prior's Court for the first time. As a school with TEACCH at its core it is an enormous coup to be able to welcome him and to hear him present at our conference. Professor Pat Howlin (a trustee at Prior's Court) is one of the most respected and renowned researchers whose principal research interests focus on autism and other developmental disorders and includes evaluations of a variety of different intervention programmes, the impact of early intervention and research on the transition to adulthood by people with autism. Dr Cathy Tissot is the parent of a young man with autism and was for several years Head of Training at Prior's Court. She is a very engaging speaker and her talk on Sexuality will be one not to miss. Ros Blackburn has visited Prior's Court before and is a well-known, highly articulate speaker whose views on the challenges of life as an adult with autism and going to work will be fervently put and insightful. The conference will be chaired by Dr Tim Williams who is not only extremely well-known for his expertise in field of autism and OCD but also Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Prior's Court. The opening address will be given by Dame Stephanie Shirley without whose vision and enormous financial generosity there would be no Prior's Court School.

To book a place or to find out more, please visit the website or contact the marketing department:
Please forward this to any colleagues, friends or family you think might be interested.

Prior's Court - Building a future for people with autism
Prior's Court Foundation
Prior's Court School, Young Adult Provision and Training & Development Centre
Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9NU
T: 01635 247202 "

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