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Health and Social Care Symposium: ‘Autism and attachment – The Overlap’

Held on the 25th February, our first Symposium for CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), Neurodevelopmental Services, Children’s Social Workers and Children’s Social Care Support Workers. Increasing knowledge and awareness of attachment and autism and how they can present in similar ways, helping to improve practice to better meet the emotional and mental health needs of autistic children and young people

Please click on the documents below to view and download some of the presentation from the day:

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Barry Coughlan Presentation
Autism and Attachment A Need for Conceptual Clarity - Research Paper
Autism and adapting practice_Anne Marie McKigney and Alka Ahuja
Understanding Trauma and Attachment
Autism and Attachment The Overlap
Autism and Attachment a need for conceptual clarity
Autism and Adapting Practice