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Masterclass: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Update for the Generalist

Friday 26th November 2021

Virtual Event via Zoom

12.15pm Registration/Login, 12.30pm Welcome and 4.30pm, Close


Autism affects approximately 1% of people in the UK. Amongst patients accessing mental health services this prevalence rises to about 4%. Autism is associated with a wide range of physical health, mental health, and social care issues, so it is essential that all health and social care practitioners have a good working knowledge of autism. This course will provide you with a refresher about autism basics, a timely update on the latest developments in autism, and hints and tips for working with autistic service users.

Led by Dr Conor Davidson, part one will cover the basics of autism, including what causes autism, how many people it affects, and the key clinical features. Part two is an update on the latest developments in the world of autism, including: autism in females, self-harm/suicide in autism, gender issues, and new policy developments. Part three focuses on clinical management, including instructive case studies.

After attending this course delegates will be able to...

  • Know the basics about what autism is and how it presents.
  • Be aware of the latest clinical and policy developments concerning autism.
  • Have more confidence in working with autistic service users.