Posts by acjs

Guest Blog #003

My experience of Autism Spectrum Conditions is different to others that have written this week. Mine is that of a parent to a child on the spectrum, no doubt a position I share with many others if national statistics are to be believed.

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Guest Blog #002

I only  got diagnosed a couple of years ago ; it  came about as a result of a few issues happening at the same time. Firstly id been googling autism as I thought my Dad was displaying symptoms, then the more I read it, the more I thought oops this is actually me. This happened at the same time as I was really struggling to relate to a line manager; I was so intolerant,  and so irritated by him. I couldn’t understand why none of my colleagues said  anything  – but me, well  I could barely understand anything he said so I was always challenging.

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Guest Blog #001

Being given a diagnosis of Asperger’s was no surprise to me. I’ve always known, you can’t possibly have a 20 year old son with Asperger’s and not realise you’re on the spectrum too.  I used to be an operational Police Officer and never felt the need to obtain a diagnosis, but in recent years I have been office bound and found the office environment to be hell on earth!  Obtaining a diagnosis was the first step to getting my supervisors to understand, and was also a key tool in obtaining the reasonable adjustments needed.

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Autism and the Criminal Justice System: Current Research and Future Directions

12-13 September 2018, New Adelphi Building, the University of Salford

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Penny Cooper (Barrister and Professor of Law); Dr Michelle Mattison (Intermediary and Lecturer in Psychology, University of Chester); Dr Katie Maras (Centre for Applied Autism Research, University of Bath); Dr Zainab Al-attar (Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist); Dr David Murphy (Consultant. Clinical Neuropsychologist, Broadmoor Hospital); Chris Hilliard (Project Consultant and Service User).

Read more about the upcoming conference over at the University of Salford website.