The Research Autism Lorna Wing series of conferences and seminars present
Current developments in thinking around the concept of autism: diagnosis and implications for intervention
'We still do not know what autism is, or to be more precise what the 'autisms' are.' The Lancet June 19-25, 2010
Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2010 | Venue: Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London | Chair: Dr Lorna Wing
08 30 Registration opens
09.30 Welcome from Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
Lead of the Bercow review of Services for Children and Young People (0-19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
09 40 Welcome and introduction of the chair.
Richard Mills, Research Director, Research Autism
09 45 Chair's introduction.
Lorna Wing, Consultant Psychiatrist, The National Autistic Society
10 00 Can we use biology to diagnose autism?
Current developments in neuroscience.
Dr Christine Eckers, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science, Institute of Psychiatry, London
10 30 Why do some treatments seem to work with some children but not others?
Professor Patricia Howlin, Institute of Psychiatry. Joint Chair of Scientific and Advisory Committee Research Autism
11 00 Break
11 30 Autism in adults - the pro's and cons.
Professor Digby Tantam, University of Sheffield
12 00 Diagnosis and treatment of adults
Do we have the tools or the means?
Professor Terry Brugha, University of Leicester. Research Autism
12 30 Lunch
13 30 What's in a name?
Current developments in the revision of classification systems - and implications for research, practice and eligibility for support.
Professor Ann LeCouteur, University of Newcastle. Scientific and Advisory Committee Research Autism
14 30 How useful is early screening?
Evaluation of the Q Chat Project.
Dr Carrie Allison and Dr Greg Pascoe, University of Cambridge
15 00 Break
15 30 Concepts of autism
Professor Simon Baron Cohen, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. Adviser to Research Autism
16 00 Is autism a sensory disorder?
How common are sensory differences and how important? A systematic study of the sensory profile of children with autism and implications for their education and treatment.
Dr Michael McCreadie, Deputy Principal, Daldorch House School, The National Autistic Society Scotland
16 30 Chair's closing remarks and close of conference
Dr Lorna Wing