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"So, Your Next Patient Has Autism..."

Congratulations and well done to Autism MK Partnership Board on the excellent success of their very first conference at Milton Keynes! The theme was " So, Your Next Patient Has Autism..."
 
As promised, a copy of the presentation I contributed to the programme is attached to this post. The Theme is 'Reasonable Adjustments: Developing Effective health Care Procedure Plans for Adolescents and Adults with ASD. It contains links to helpful resources and describes what I hope will be useful practical strategies for supporting effective primary health care consultations for people with Autism.

NAS Conference on Autism and Relationships, Puberty, Sex and Sexuality

A National Autistic Society Conference on:
'Autism and Relationships, Puberty, Sex and Sexuality'
 is being held at the Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff on Tuesday 4th October. For details, see the .pdf for the NAS Conference Brochure, below.

  

UPCOMING CONFERENCE: Autism Education: Assessing Progress Towards Meaningful Targets

The University of Birmingham is pleased to be hosting a conference on autism and education.
The conference will include experts from the UK and the USA who will present some of the
latest developments in education research and practice. The particular theme of this
conference will be to showcase and discuss some of the critical ways in which children with autism
can be assessed in school settings and how these assessments of progress can be related to
meaningful targets, particularly for adult life.
 

Sharing the Treasure

This past week, the subject of stimulus materials for programmes has popped up repeatedly in my conversations with tutors, teachers and parents. There are, of course, many excellent commercially produced resources  available, such as photos, flash cards and educational software to support every imaginable learning need.  However, for many people the budget rarely stretches to buying a specific resource for every aspect of a programme. Aside from the obvious problem of expense  I’ve found that often, off-the-shelf materials don’t quite fit a teaching plan I’ve developed around the child’s needs in a particular area - and if I’m not careful the programme can end up being shaped by the available resource more than being led by its specific teaching goals.

What a Wonderful Resource!

Recently, I upgraded from my rather embarrassingly ancient mobile phone – so ancient, in fact, that it was barely one model up from the original brick with buttons and extendable aerial. I’d accumulated so many unused upgrade credits from my provider over the years that when I finally decided to cash them in, I was told that short of an iPhone (awww!) I could ‘afford’ an upgrade to just about any type of phone I wanted. So that is how I’m now the owner of a HTC Wildfire complete with Android Platform which, I was informed, allows me to download the many applications designed by Android to be used through mobile phones.
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