Autism Spectrum Conditions - CANDDID Conference 2019

The first CANDDID Conference held in May 2019 had a special focus on 'Autism Spectrum Conditions'. 

Discussion topics covered a wide range of areas including:

  • Neurodevelopmental co-morbidities in Autism
  • Suicide and Autism Specturm Conditions
  • Using Mindfulness in Therapeutic Situations
  • Working with Families in Supporting Children with Autism
  • Engaging service users and carers in Research
  • Sensory Reactivity

If you missed the event you can see out full list of speakers, including their biographies in the delegate pack. 

We've also compiled some of the presentations from throughout the day, including a special video from Gordon Cairns. 

Presentations

Dr Ken Courtenay FRCPsych MRCGP, Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. 

Presentation: Autism and Transforming Care: what does the future hold?

Dr Ceri Woodrow, Clinical Psychologist 
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Presentation: Using Mindfulness in Therapeutic Situations

Caron Coxon, Occupational Therapist and Nicky Ng
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

Presentation: Sensory Processing in people with Autism: Making Therapeutic Sense

Jane Forrest, Autism Support Coordinator with special guests:
Mark Simpson and James Muirhead, Autism Peer Mentors
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

Presentation: Support for autistic adults living in Trafford

Dr Lorcan Kenny, Discover Lead 
Autistica 

Presentation: Involving autistic people and their families in research

Clair Haydon, Occupational Therapist and Consultant in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with special guest Gordon Cairns. 

Presentation: Autism and Vulnerability 
Read a transcript of Gordon's speech from the day here. 

WATCH: Gordon's story