National Autistic Society conference explores autism and sensory processing in everyday life
The National Autistic Society aims to develop a greater understanding of sensory processing and how difficulties with sensory integration can impact on a person with autism.
Autism and Sensory Processing in Everyday Life (24 May 2012, Manchester) will provide an introduction to sensory processing and sensory integration. Expert speakers will also present an overview of the evidence base, examining the issues around the current research and looking at what research still needs to be done.
The conference will also look at the main sensory integration approaches in practice and how these can be applied in everyday environments, such as at school, in supported living and within the home. It will look at the use of sensory stimuli to encourage and support the development of language and interaction, plus tools and strategies that can be used to create programmes and make simple changes to the environment, so that people with sensory difficulties can live as independently as possible.
This event is a great opportunity to gain an understanding of sensory issues and autism. Join the National Autisic Society in Manchester to hear acknowledged experts in the field and gain a wealth of knowledge, plus engage in stimulating debate and exchange new ideas!