The full programme for this third in the series of seminars can be seen here: Action on Autism Research Seminar 3 – Programme

Day 1 – 28th April 2014

Opening remarks from Prof. Tommy McKay



Prof. Gary Mesibov, University of North Carolina

“My Mantras: What I Have Learned in 40 Years Working with People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families”



Dr. Mike McCreadie, Clinical Consultant, Studio 3
“Stress and Autism: improving service delivery through better understanding of the stress transaction”



Dr. Anna Robinson, University of Strathclyde
“Emotion-Focused Group Therapy: can it enhance emotional processing?”

Video to follow.



Dr. James Richards, Heriot-Watt University
“The exclusion of employees with Asperger Syndrome from the workplace: A critical perspective”



Dr. Katie Maras, University of Bath
“Implications of autism for the criminal justice system”



Prof. Tommy MacKay
Summing Up




Day 2 – 29th April 2014

Prof. Tommy MacKay
Opening Remarks



Dr. David Simmons, University of Glasgow
“Sensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders”



Dr. Joe Long, Scottish Autism

Video to follow.



Dr. Ewelina Rydzewska
“Milestones or Simply Next Steps? Perceptions of Transition to Adulthood for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders”



Prof. Helen McConachie, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
“Understanding and overcoming anxiety in ASD”



Round table discussions.



Chair and key speakers – Plenary.