ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

  • Dr. Lynnea Myers

    Guest Editorial: Overview, implications, and directions of twin design research exploring neurodevelopmental conditions

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – “We included 26 studies that investigated monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs discordant for ASD and sought to explore biological mechanisms and phenotypic presentations associated with non-shared environment”. Lynnea Myers and Sven Bölte

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  • Professor Anita Thapar

    Practitioner Review: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder – the importance of depression

    Open Access paper from the JCPP – “Young people with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, show high rates of mental health problems, of which depression is one of the most common. Given that depression in ASD and ADHD is linked with a range of poor outcomes, knowledge of how clinicians should assess, identify and treat depression in the context of these neurodevelopmental disorders is much needed”. Anita Thapar (pic) et al.

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    Complexity analysis of head movements in autistic toddlers

    Paper from the JCPP – “Early differences in sensorimotor functioning have been documented in young autistic children and infants who are later diagnosed with autism. Previous research has demonstrated that autistic toddlers exhibit more frequent head movement when viewing dynamic audiovisual stimuli, compared to neurotypical toddlers”. Pradeep Raj Krishnappa Babu et al.

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  • Lucy Riglin

    Early manifestations of genetic liability for ADHD, autism and schizophrenia at ages 18 and 24 months

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – “Given that ADHD, autism and schizophrenia are all highly heritable, we tested the hypothesis that in the general population, measures of toddler language development, motor development and temperament are associated with genetic liability to ADHD, autism and/or schizophrenia”. Lucy Riglin (pic) et al.

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  • JCPP Advances

    JCPP Advances First Year Anniversary recording

    5 fantastic 10-minute lectures from leading researchers, academics, and practitioners on a number of topics in the field of child and adolescent mental health, and will also include a short presentation from Wiley, ACAMH’s publishing partner, highlighting JCPP Advances’ success so far.

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  • Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian

    Myth Busting Autism (recording)

    To celebrate Autism Awareness Week we are put on this FREE webinar, to look at the evidence-base, focus on the facts, and bust some myths when it comes to Autism. It’s was aimed at parents, mental health professionals, special education professionals, and those with an interest in Autism. ACAMH members can now receive a CPD certificate for watching this recorded lecture.

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  • Autism Awareness Week

    World Autism Acceptance Week 2022

    This World Autism Acceptance Week (28 March – 3 April), we encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website, and to share with your networks. Together we can help change attitudes and work towards creating a society that works for autistic children and young people.

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  • Prof. Tony Attwood

    Tony Attwood; ‘Autism and Family Dynamics’, and ‘Special Interests’

    BOOKINGS CLOSED. Professor Tony Attwood, Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D., returns to the UK to speak to an audience, primarily aimed at parents and those that support autistic children and young people.

    Event type
    Online and in person
    Online and in person in Sheffield
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    CAIDPN 2022 Annual Conference – Day 2

    Bookings closed. This event is produced by CAIDPN, a group of psychiatrists across the UK and Ireland who work with children who have an intellectual disability and mental health needs. The second day i tailored to doctors (psychiatrists, paediatricians) working with children with intellectual disabilities.

    Event type
    Live Stream
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    Service improvement and research: Innovation and new challenges in CAMHS

    BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED. Southern Branch event showcasing the innovative models of care in the region featuring neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health difficulties. It will highlight the importance, and need, for timely diagnostic assessments, pre and post diagnostic support for families, and the impact of the same on improving the emotional wellbeing and quality of the patient journey through the system.

    Event type
    Half Day
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