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Prof Hasting speech on effects on family of living with autism

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sickofsocalledexperts Sat 08-Dec-12 11:10:25

Just posting a link to one more Professor Hastings piece - a speech he gave on how the stress of having an autistic child affects mothers/families, particularly where the child also has learning difficulties and challenging behaviours. The one other syndrome causing equivlent stress was Angelman syndrome. Prof Hastings ends with a plea for public services to take note of the mental and emotional stresses on mothers in particular, and to offer behavioural support for the children - as it is often the challenging behaviours, not just the autism, which are the greatest stressors. If you click on his name you can view the actual speech. I hope the powers-that-be are listening!

StarOfLightMcKings3 Sun 09-Dec-12 15:29:28

Thank you.

googlenut Sun 09-Dec-12 17:10:34

Were you able to download it as a talk or just the PowerPoint slides?

sickofsocalledexperts Sun 09-Dec-12 17:33:18

I got it as a real talk, after a bit of buffering on I pad (and the wi-fi has to be strong)

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