Past Events

Past Events

Past Thinking Autism events

Thinking Autism Support Group London

11 July 2019

The Sensory Systems and Performance in Autism

Aste Stankute, Assessor and Therapist at the Sound Learning Centre will explore how the functioning of sensory systems affects behaviour and performance, which often lead to diagnoses. Plus informal chat with Thinking Autism team and other parents.

Thinking Autism International Conference 2019

18-19 May 2019, London UK

New Frontiers in Autism Research: Evidence-based Treatment of Medical Comorbidities

Thinking Autism Roadshow: SUNDERLAND

23 January 2019

Diet, Nutrition and Autism

ESPA Research scientists Paul Whiteley and Paul Shattock have been researching the impact of diet and nutrition on autism symptoms. They will share the professional insight on how various aspects of healthy diet and nutrition can support better sleep, digestion, behaviour and development for individuals on the ASD spectrum and address the key issues of health challenges in autism, which can be instrumental in improving the quality of life of people on the ASD spectrum and their families.

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Understanding and Improving the Sensory Aspects of Autism

Alan R Heath BSc. (Hons) Psych. Leaning Solutions
It is well understood that Autism has a large sensory component. We need to process and organise sensory information well to be able to interact with our environment. Alan will explain how processing can be affected across the range of senses and how to understand behaviour in these terms. We will also discuss programmes and ideas to improve sensory processing. This can have benefit in a wide range of areas from sleep patterns, to continence and communication skills.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: MAIDSTONE

11 December 2018

Nutrition for Autism (The Bio-Medical Approach)

Diana Wright
A nutritious diet is a key element in improving health and behaviour of individuals on the autism spectrum. Appropriate food choices and informed use of supplements can be helpful in addressing such issues as sleep, digestion, mood and behaviour, leading to a better quality of life of people with autism and their families.

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Why and How Abnormal Breathing Patterns Could Negatively Influence the Course of Development in Children with ASD

By Linda Scotson, Advance Centre

Thinking Autism Support Group London

16 July 2018

Using Craniosacral Therapy for symptoms associated with autism

Miki Ettore, an experienced Craniosacral therapist specialising in ASD discussed CST can help to alleviate the symptoms and behaviours that are common in autism.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: LIVERPOOL

21 May 2018

Nutritional Strategy for Autism

Lucy Malone, Dip ION, BANT, CNHC
Lucy will present an overview of a nutritional therapy approach to improving health for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including identifying potential contributing factors, relevant tests to help do so, nutritional and dietary changes, as well as supplements that may improve common issues such as sleep, digestion, anxiety and behaviour, and some tips and tools to get you started. 
naturedoc.co.uk

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Scents and Sensibility

Samantha Tebb, Neuro Rehab Therapy
Learn how a simple therapy accessing the sense of smell can impact the limbic system in the brain which supports a variety of functions including emotion, behaviour, appetite, motivation and long term memory. You will learn how and why this therapy works and how to do it at home, facilitating changes in function in the areas mentioned.

Thinking Autism Support Group London

1 May 2018

The 3 Critical Steps in Autism Protocol

We are delighted to welcome back Stella Chadwick from Brainstorm Health, who is a highly experienced Clinical Nutritionist and Biomedical Specialist, having achieved a First class BSc Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy, with further studies in Genetics and Nutritional Genomics.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: OXFORD

27 March 2018

Tui Na Massage Therapy for Autism

Leonid Rozman, Tui Na Centre
Tui Na is an oriental massage therapy that has been used since ancient times as a division of traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to being used to address physical problems, regular and targeted massage and touch-therapy in general has been shown to stimulate production of calming hormones and regulate sensory processing.

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Supporting and Transforming the Brain with Neurofeedback

Steven Lane
The aim of Neurofeedback is to improve these connections and help the brain to create new or better neuro-pathways. Many autistic people have found that neurofeedback helps them to feel more connected, more present and calmer. Research is pointing towards long term improvements in social, emotional and behavioural functioning. Steven Lane, director of Neurofeedback UK Ltd is a neurofeedback trainer and instructor. He will explain about how neurofeedback works, give some examples of how it has worked with ASD and explain different approaches to neurofeedback.

Brain Fires in Autism

1 December 2017, London

Brain Fires in Autism: Mast Cells, Microglia and Brain Inflammation

Dr Theoharis C. Theoharides, BA, MS, MPhil, PhD, MD, FAAAAI
Autism remains without effective treatment due to the lack of distinct pathogenesis and objective biomarkers. In addition to the typical symptoms of autism, many children have allergic problems, especially food intolerance, which involves activation of mast cells. Mast cells could contribute to focal brain inflammation and autism through different ways and their regulation could have important therapeutic benefit in autism.

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Evidence-based Medical Diagnostics in Autism – How it can help your child

Agnieszka Wroczyńska MD PhD
Recent scientific evidence shows that many medical conditions are not only highly prevalent in individuals autism and contribute to lower quality of life, high mortality and early deaths, but can often contribute to overall severity of autism symptoms. Many of those conditions can both be ruled out and, when identified, can be treated with existing evidence-based treatments.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: LEEDS

3 November 2017

Nutritional Strategies for Autism (The Bio-Medical Approach)

Anne Pemberton, MSc, PGCHE, PGCE (Autism), RGN, DipION FdSc.
Anne will provide you with an understanding of nutritional and lifestyle factors that can impact on your child’s behaviour, sleep, digestion and overall development. She will help you to see that be developing some simple strategies you may be able help your child overcome some of these difficulties. There are some non-invasive tests that can be undertaken to find the route causes of your child’s health challenges, and some simple and safe nutrients that can be given to improve your child’s quality of life.

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Understanding and Improving the Sensory Aspects of Autism

Alan R Heath BSc. (Hons) Psych.It is well understood that Autism has a large sensory component. We need to process and organise sensory information well to be able to interact with our environment. Alan will explain how sensory processing can be affected across the range of senses and how to understand behaviour in these terms. We will also discuss programmes and ideas to improve sensory processing. This can have benefit in a wide range of areas from sleep patterns, to continence and communication skills.

Thinking Autism Support Group: London

18 October 2017

An Osteopathic Approach to Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Autism

Dr.Iona Bramati-Castellarin
Dr.Iona, an experienced cranial osteopath with a busy practice in Central London, has completed a PhD research project on how a tummy massage can help autistic children relieve inflammatory processes in the gut, constipation, diarrhoea and bloating, and how this in turn ameliorates some of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism.

Thinking Autism Support Group: London

12 July 2017

Language in Autism – developing speech

Jane Langdon
We are excited to have Jane Langdon who is a very knowledgeable speech and language therapist who has worked for many years with autistic children. Jane will be providing us with very useful information on how to help with language issues.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: BASILDON

23 June 2017

Personalised Nutrition for Autism

Diana Wright
With the latest scientific evidence of nutrigenomics, which is the effect of nutrition on genetic expression, Diana will explain how nutrition can be personalised to target dietary advice  for its best effect in helping people with Autism.

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Behavioural Optometry for Autism

Smita Trivedi
Many children with autism have good eyesight, but poor vision – the ability to process incoming visual information and obtain meaning from it. A vision problem can have an impact on motor development which in turn can affect social and communication skills. Smita will discuss the importance of detailed evaluation to identify and treat underlying visual difficulties, and how optometric vision therapy can help to improve visual skills in autism.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: CRAWLEY

2 May, 2017

Nutritional Strategies for Autism (The Bio-Medical Approach)

Deborah Colson MSc DipION Nutritional Therapist and Bio-Medical Autism Specialist
Sound, practical advice to support improved health and behaviour in children and adults on the autism spectrum. Learn how simple diet changes and specific food supplements can make a positive difference to health and quality of life. Deborah will also discuss relevant tests to consider.
brainbiocentre.com

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Applied Behaviour Analysis for Autism

Duncan Fennemore
ABA for autism is an individual learning programme, based on the science of behaviour analysis,  aimed at teaching the skills needed in every aspect of life, such as life skills, speech and language, communication, academic learning, managing problem behaviours.

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Treating Autism is a Journey – One Family’s Story

Jo-Ann, Director and Founder of Autism Parent Empower, is passionate about early intervention and making parents aware of help and support available to them. With thousands of parent followers from across the globe she is determined to change the mindset of parents to help them, their child and their families live the most fulfilling life possible.

Thinking Autism Support Group: London

2 March 2017

Tui Na massage therapy for autism

Tui Na is an oriental massage therapy that has been used since ancient times as a division of traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to being used to address physical problems, regular and targeted massage and touch-therapy in general has been shown to stimulate production of calming hormones and regulate sensory processing. Tui Na massage protocol for autism has been developed by Leonid Rozman through his desire to support his own son’s development and improve his quality of life, and to help address various problems prevalent in autism, such as gut, sleep and digestive issues, and speech and articulation problems. Prior to this Leonid had over thirteen years of experience in Eastern philosophies and bodywork. Tui Na massage is holistic and can be used effectively in combination with behavioural and other therapies for autism. In addition, practicing this massage daily can further strengthen the special bond that parents have with their child, and so reduce parental stress and improve their own wellbeing.
www.tuinacentre.co.uk

Thinking Autism Roadshow: BRISTOL

3 February 2017

Easy Nutritional Strategies for Autism

Lucinda Miller, Naturopath, Biomedical Specialist
Simple ways of improving health and behaviours in children and adults on the autism spectrum. Lucinda Miller, Family Naturopath, will show you some simple nutritional tools to help improve sleep, digestion and reduce negative behaviours. See how simple diet changes and food supplements can make a positive difference to health and quality of life.

An Introduction to Intensive Interaction

Sara Moroza-James, Intensive Interaction Coordinator
Based on natural parent-child interactions, Intensive Interaction is easy to do, yet has profoundly positive consequences for children with autism. It is highly respectful of the child, yet simultaneously works on the very core of their diagnosis and makes life easier, richer and better for them as a result.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: MANCHESTER

2 December 2016

Nutrition and Diet for Autism

Angela Piesold, Nutritional Therapist

Nutritional therapist Angela Piesold will explore some of the key nutritional factors influencing behaviour, mood and other symptoms, and give practical advice on how to make changes. Latest research supports a nutritional approach that ensures that much needed nutrients are available to deal with the stress often experienced by those on the autistic spectrum.

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Tui Na Massage Therapy for Autism

Leonid Rozman, Tui Na Centre
Tui Na is an oriental massage therapy that has been used since ancient times as a division of traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to being used to address physical problems, regular and targeted massage and touch-therapy in general has been shown to stimulate the production of calming hormones and regulate sensory processing.

Thinking Autism Support Group: London

18 October 2016

Autism Anxiety Solutions

Stella Chadwick
Anxiety issues experienced by our children and by ourselves can be very traumatic. If you would like to learn how to lessen those feelings of worry and stress, and at the same time meet other like-minded parents, please come along to our London Support Group meeting.

Thinking Autism Support Group: London

28 April 2016

GUTOLOGY – learn how to heal the gut with tasty, easy to make foods and drink!

Stella Chadwick
Thinking Autism are really excited to have Stella Chadwick from Brainstorm Health present this fantastic, informative talk and demonstration.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: BIRMINGHAM

5 March 2016

Nutritional Strategies for Autism (The Bio-Medical Approach)

Deborah Colson MSc DipION Nutritional Therapist and Bio-Medical Autism Specialist
Sound, practical advice to support improved health and behaviour in children and adults on the autism spectrum. Learn how simple diet changes and specific food supplements can make a positive difference to health and quality of life. Deborah will also discuss relevant tests to consider.
brainbiocentre.com

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How I unlocked my son’s thoughts, reasoning, opinions and self-expression using the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)

Sue Finnes
Sue’s son Christopher is now 17. He has autism, is non-verbal and would be regarded as ‘low-functioning’. Sue  talks passionately  about her journey to help Chris to show his intelligence and how he has now inspired her to help others.

Thinking Autism Roadshow: LONDON

27 November 2015

Easy Nutritional Strategies for Autism

Lucinda Miller, Naturopath, Biomedical Specialist
Simple ways of improving health and behaviours in children and adults on the autism spectrum. Lucinda Miller, Family Naturopath, will show you some simple nutritional tools to help improve sleep, digestion and reduce negative behaviours. See how simple diet changes and food supplements can make a positive difference to health and quality of life.
naturedoc.co.uk

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Autism – Beyond the Basics  – Taking a closer look at the advanced and novel approaches in autism treatments

Stella Chadwick, Clinical Nutritionist and Specialist in Autism Spectrum Conditions, will be taking a closer look at some of the more complex and often-overlooked issues in autism, and available tests and treatments, including: Pyroluria; Lyme disease and co-infections;  Interpreting and making use of 23andMe genetic tests.
brainstormhealth.co.uk

I have been coming to Thinking Autism conferences for the last 3 years and have found these enormously helpful in terms of gathering information and developing a deeper understanding of the health issues for my child with autism. It is also useful to speak to other parents who may be at a similar stage, even though our children are all so different. 

A thoroughly informative and enjoyable experience. I have gained hugely from attending. Thank you and well done!
I felt close, as if we are in the same journey, it gave me hope.
I honestly think that TA did an incredibly impressive job this time. I have come away with a clarity and sense of empowerment. You can’t ask for more than that!
Overall an excellent conference, very well organised with terrific speakers, content and subjects. Congratulations to the Directors of TA and thank you so very much for your inspiration and example.
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