Monthly Autism Reading Group (January 2021) – Diagnosis and Early Intervention

The reading for this meeting was an interesting article ‘A new way to diagnose and treat autism’ by Dr Ami Klin who uses eye-tracking technology to quantify sociability by looking at how autistic children view the world. He found that in early childhood, before a diagnosis would be made, children who are later diagnosed have …

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Monthly Autism Reading Group (November 2020) – Effects of Covid-19 Restrictions

Who can come to the Autism Reading Group? Anyone who is interested in autism! We have an optional reading for each meeting for those who are interested in learning more about the topic. Everyone is welcome, whether you have autism yourself, are a parent, teacher, educational psychologist, practitioner working with autistic people or just have …

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Is online delivery of therapeutic and well-being services as comfortable and effective as face-to-face encounters?

Coronavirus has caused disruption to our lives in many ways. The restrictions on in-person contact pushed many workplaces online. Practitioners in health, education, and social care, whose practice had before been deemed unsuitable for online working, had to adapt quickly. Almost overnight, services typically delivered in person were offered to clients online. From children at …

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Returning to School

Promoting Everybody’s Emotional Wellbeing West Sussex County Council has published a timely document Return to School: Promoting Everybody’s Emotional Wellbeing, which details principles of support, gives information on promoting the emotional wellbeing of all members of the school community, with links to local support services.