ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

  • Autism Symposium

    We were delighted to stage this Autism Symposium thanks to the support of our publishers Wiley. The evening had a series of 20-minute lectures that then lead into a panel discussion. Lectures and discussions included the role of research in autism, including pathways to mental health problems in ASD, and the wider landscape. The evening was […]

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    Twilight Meeting
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  • The early ASD screening debate continues

    The debate about screening and providing early treatment for young children with, or with high likelihood of, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is ongoing, but limited data are available to support either side of the argument. Now, a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions for children ≤6 years with (or with high likelihood of) ASD has concluded that the available data is currently insufficient to support the argument for early intervention.

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  • Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges – a summary of UK Department of Education’s report

    In a 2017 summary report*, the UK Department of Education set out the findings of its research into what English schools and colleges are currently doing to support students with mental health needs and their efforts to promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst pupils, and their experiences of putting such provisions into practice.

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  • Professor Helen Minnis

    Is childhood maltreatment a risk factor for increased symptoms of neurodevelopmental disorders?

    Professor Helen Minnis and Lisa Dinkler discuss their paper “Maltreatment-associated neurodevelopmental disorders: a co-twin control analysis” published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.     Transcript Professor Helen Minnis: Hi, I’m Helen Minnis and this is Lisa Dinkler, and we’d like to talk about a paper that we just had published in the […]

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  • iPad App complements ASD therapy

    Children with autism spectrum condition (ASC) may benefit from combined technology-based and traditional interventions, according to new research.

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  • Minecraft for young people with Autism

    The Bridge spoke to Stuart Duncan, who has developed Autcraft – Minecraft for young people with Autism.

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  • Early intervention for teenagers on the autism spectrum

    An emerging initiative for teenagers on the autism spectrum, their parents and siblings, from Dr Bairbre Glynn, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

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  • Anxiety, Depression and Autism (ASD) Conference

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  • Gender identity and children with autism spectrum disorder

    Consultant Psychiatrist Ruth Bevan introduces Gender Dysphoria and Gender Identity Disorder and discusses the assessment and treatment of Gender Identity Disorder in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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  • JCPP Editorial - What is depression?

    JCPP Editorial: Volume 56, Issue 09, September 2015

    “Early detection of mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders: the ethical challenges of a field in its infancy” by Sally Ozonoff

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