Autism and Anxiety conference

1 February 2018, Mercure Grand Hotel, Bristol

9.30am

Welcome by the Chair
Jude Regan
Former Head of Queensmill school

9.45am

Keynote presentation:
Autism: how anxiety explains everything
Sarah Hendrickx
Asperger syndrome Consultant and Specialist Author

10.45am

Refreshment Break

11.15am

 

Managing anxiety at times of transition
Dr Jacqui Shepherd
Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex

12.15pm

Changeover time

 

STREAM A: 
Children

STREAM B: 
Technology

STREAM C:
Therapy

12.20pm

Managing anxiety at school, in the classroom and beyond
Jude Regan
Former Head of Queensmill School

Using personalised tech to minimise anxiety
Heather Cook, Director and 
Tom Pitwood,
Researcher
Brain in Hand

Can online therapy help alleviate anxiety?
Dr Sebastian Gaigg
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, City University

1.10pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Empowering parents for anxiety management
Sheila Cross
Research Projects Manager, Middletown Centre for Autism

Using iRoam to reduce anxiety for autistic people going to new places
Anthony Curran and Adam Barrett
Directors of Access Social Ltd (creators of iRoam)

Catastrophising - how to combat unhelpful thoughts
Ella Tabb
Blogger, YouTuber and autism speaker, Purple Ella

2.50pm

Refreshment break

3.20pm

Using addiction as a coping mechanism
Sarah Hendrickx
Asperger syndrome Consultant and Specialist Author

4.20pm

Closing Remarks by the Chairs

4.30pm

Conference Ends