Promoting Well-Being in Children with Autism

The Learning disability and Autism Research Network - West Midlands (LeARN-WM), will be holding a conference 'Promoting Well-Being in Children with Autism', on Wednesday 12th March, 2014. This one day conference is for both parents and professionals, and focuses on the implications of recent research for both of these groups.

Confirmed List of Speakers

  • Prof. Chris Oliver, University of Birmingham: LeARN-WM: A new partnership in the West Midlands.
  • Prof. Richard Hastings, University of Warwick: Autism Siblings.
  • Prof. Helen McConachie, Newcastle University: Understanding & Overcoming Anxiety in ASD. 
  • Prof. Sue Leekman, University of Cambridge: Autism & Repetitive behaviours.
  • Dr. Glenys Jones, University of Birmingham: Ways to enhance whole school practice and the skills of the workforce in the education of children and young people on the autism spectrum.
  • Dr. Joe McCleery, Pyramids Consulting, USA : Functional Communication skills.
  • Mr. John Simpson, Inspirational Autism Training: Personal experience of ASD.
  • Dr. Caroline Richards, University of Birmingham: Personal experience as a sibling of an ASD individual.
  • Dr. Elisabeth Hurley, Autism West Midlands: The Good and Bad Science of Autism: an introduction to autism research.
  • Ms. Corinna Fay Grindle, Bangor University: Teaching children with autism to read via Mimiosprout.
  • Ms. Natasha Elliot, University of Birmingham: School-based exercise intervention.
  • Ms. Supriya Malik, University of Birmingham: Reciprocal Imitation Training: Effects of an early intervention programme on behavioural and neurological changes in children with autism.


Registration: Opens on 13th December 2013. For more information and to register, please visit the Cerebra LeARN-WM page or contact Rachel Shailer: rachels@cerebra.org.uk.

Cost: £10

For more information on the conference, please download the flyer (PDF 450KB - Cerebra site).

For more information on LeARN-WM, and their database and partnership, please seethe LeARN-WM page.