Events

 

Autism Argyll AGM

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Lochfyne Hotel, Inveraray      10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Presentation: The presentation will focus on the complexities of diagnosis, comorbidities, and understanding autism in terms of epigenetics (i.e.) the complex relationship between children/young people and their environments. 

We will also discuss how schools can be inclusive – some of the challenges and the benefits of supporting pupils with ASD.

Speaker: Bill Colley is an independent educational consultant, specialising in additional support needs (ASN).

He has been a member of the National Autism Strategy Reference Group since 2010 and also sits as an educational expert on UKAP (United Kingdom ADHD Partnership).  He is an educational advisor to Mindroom and to the Perth & Kinross ADHD Support Group,  and is a trustee with the Scottish ADHD Coalition (SAC) and the Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN). He has worked as a Service Manager with responsibility for ASN at local authority level, as the Headteacher of an independent residential special school, and as Housemaster and Head of Department in one of Scotland's largest boarding schools.

Bill holds post-graduate qualifications in Asperger's syndrome and in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, and has acted as an expert witness/advocate in cases involving school exclusion, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.  He is trained in administering Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), the Autism Diagnostic Interview (Revised), and DIVA 2.0.

 

Places are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

For more information or to book a place please contact Autism Argyll 01546 600004 or autism.argyll@me.com