Autism and Anxiety conference

1 February 2018, Mercure Grand Hotel, Bristol

9.30am

Welcome by the Chair

Jude Ragan

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

 

Using social support to reduce anxiety during moments of transition

Dr Jacqui Shepherd (TBC)

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 Ragan

Former Head of Queensmill School

Using personalised tech to minimise anxiety

Dr William Simm

Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University

Can online therapy help alleviate anxiety?

Dr Sebastian Gaigg (TBC)

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, City University

1.10pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Empowering parents for anxiety management

Edel Quinn TBC

Autism Trainer and Advisor and 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)

Coping with different stages of life using mindfulness and sensory strategies

Dr Monique Hart TBC

Occupational Therapist

Dr Greg Kelly

Occupational Therapist and Course Director, Sensory Integration Network

University of Ulster

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