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TITLE: “An evidence-based, ethical and person-centred care pathway for autistic children and their families: How can we make this happen?”

There has been significant progress in autism intervention research over the past two decades. New interventions have been developed, tested in increasingly rigourous ways, and some found to be effective on child and family outcomes.

However, this area of research and practice is full of challenges and complexities – ethically, methodologically and clinically. How do we promote the developmental outcomes of autistic children whilst respecting their fundamental essence? How can care be delivered in a person-centred and responsive way within stretched health systems in the UK and globally? How can we improve the rigour of our research and better translate research into clinical practice?

Answers are elusive. in this talk, Kathy will discuss the current state of play in autism intervention research, including our research in the UK and India, and suggest critical next steps we need to take towards an evidence-based, ethical and person-centred pathway for autistic children and their families.

This webinar will be presented by Dr Kathy Leadbitter, Research Fellow at the Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester. Her research interests are neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism and intellectual/learning disability, and neurodiversity.

It takes place online on Thursday, 13th January 2022, at 16.00-17.00 GMT.