PhD Bursaries available at Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University is seeking applications for those interested in studying for a PhD.  Applications from those interested in autism and education would be very welcome.

Details can be found at:

http://www.shu.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/placements-interns/PhD-DevelopmentandSociety.html

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St Andrew’s 5th Autism Conference, May 6th 2014, Northampton

please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

Keynote speakers: Dr. Judith Gould and Dr. Ekkehart Staufenberg

Updates in autism conference

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Luke Beardon challenges the notion of impairment in relation to autism

Luke Beardon wrote a piece for The Independent yesterday for World Autism Awareness Day. In this he argues for the concept of difference rather than impairment. You can access the article at

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/world-autism-awareness-day-just-because-a-person-has-a-different-way-of-communicating-it-does-not-mean-that-they-are-impaired-9232890.html

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World Autism Awareness Day

“World Autism Awareness Day is about more than generating understanding; it is a call to action. I urge all concerned to take part in fostering progress by supporting education programmes, employment opportunities and other measures that help realize our shared vision of a more inclusive world.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: for  World Autism Awareness Day 2014

Hope to see some of you at the celebrating people with autism event at Freeman College starting in Fusion Café at 4.30pm today.

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Celebrating World Autism Awareness day Wednesday April 2nd

 

Nick Hodge from The Autism Centre is presenting at this event on 'Celebrating People on the Autism Spectrum and their Families'. Liz Milne from the University of Sheffield is also presenting.

Nick Hodge from The Autism Centre is presenting at this event on ‘Celebrating People on the Autism Spectrum and their Families’. Liz Milne from the University of Sheffield is also presenting.

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Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Study Call for Participants

My name is Rachel Marsden, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. I am currently undertaking research investigating parents/caregivers beliefs and intentions to use gluten–free/casein-free diets (GFCF) for the treatment/management of their child’s symptoms of autism.

I am looking for parents/caregivers of children aged 5-12 years who are on the autism spectrum to complete an online questionnaire on the use of gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diets. I am looking for parents who have:

  • Never tried a GFCF diet for their child
  • Have tried but no longer use a GFCF diet for their child
  • Are currently using a GFCF diet for their children.

Participants will not be asked to provide any identifiable information and all data will be anonymous.

If you would like more information about this study and/or wish to take part please click on this link.

Online Questionnaire – GFCF diets/SHU

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Free seminar on issues for adults on the autism spectrum

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

The Sheffield Autism Research Lab are running a Distinguished Speaker in Autism series. This is a series of public lectures aimed to be of interest to a range of people from the autism community such as individuals with a diagnosis of ASC; parents; teachers; practitioners and also be an opportunity for those in the autism community to meet others from the South Yorkshire area.

The second seminar in our series will be given by Dr Kobus Van Rensburg, a consultant clinical Psychologist with the Northhamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust at  3-5pm on 17th March in the Psychology Department, University of Sheffield.

The seminar will cover the challenges that people with autism experience during adulthood, including employment, further education, relationships and a range of sensory issues.

Attendance is free and open to all.

To pre-register for the event and for further information on the seminar series, please visit our website or visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E4K2SM1xXXpAk95VajjOmZUyMsqMTdy71EcbqidJd2U/viewform

Please distribute this information to anyone who may be interested in attending.

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