Anxiety can be a challenge for many adults and children on the autism spectrum. It can have unsettling physical and psychological effects and be very isolating. There are different causes for anxiety and people vary in how they react and cope with it.

Feeling anxious can be incredibly overwhelming, particularly for people on the spectrum. Common symptoms include; shortness of breath, increased heart rate, feelings of depression, nausea and difficulty sleeping.

Anxiety among people on the spectrum can be worsened by limited coping strategies, low self-esteem and vulnerability to stressful events. As symptoms can be so severe, it is important for professionals to understand how they can best support autistic people experiencing stress and anxiety.

This one-day conference will help professionals develop a greater understanding of autism and anxiety and will provide practical approaches to supporting people they work with.

The conference is a great opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge, learn best practice for supporting children and adults experiencing mental health difficulties, network with experts in the field, engage in debate and exchange new ideas.

Take advantage of our early booking rate- register by Friday 10 November 2017.

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Why should I attend?

  • Develop an understanding of the effects and causes of anxiety
  • Learn how to support an autistic person experiencing stress and anxiety
  • Learn about the latest and best technological aides
  • Develop your knowledge on mindfulness, sensory strategies and online therapy.

Who should attend?

  • Clinicians across the professional field, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and GPs
  • Psychiatric and mental health nurses
  • Directors, service managers and team leaders of CAMHS and adult mental health services
  • Social workers and support workers
  • Education professionals from mainstream schools, specialist schools and local authorities
  • Voluntary sector groups and not-for-profit organisations
  • Individuals on the autism spectrum and their parents or carers.

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