We have started conducting a series of interviews with prominent autism specialists and influencers who have contributed significantly to promoting early identification of and intervention in autism. Here are the first 2 interviews. More will be added soon.
Gina Davies is a speech and language therapist and trainer who has developed a remarkable and compassionate method of evoking the potential of very young children with autism to live more balanced and integrated lives. In this conversation, she discusses the cornerstones of her method.
Why to approach autistic children differently (1:07)
The Importance of Early Intervention (1:34)
Why Early Intervention is so urgent (1:07)
Advice for Parents (1:58)
Professor Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, has pioneered ground-breaking research into early intervention in autism, and has created the PACT approach, focussing on training parents to bring out the best in their children. Here, he discusses his approach with us.
The Importance of Early Intervention (0:55)
Parental Involvement in Therapy (0:54)
What needs to change (1:09)
Advice for Parents (1:45)
Jonathan Green is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester and Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre and a Hon Consultant, Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital. His PACT (Pre-School Autism Communications Trial) approach to early intervention focuses on training the parents to bring out the best in their autistic children. Training for professionals is also available. Find out more about his work at the PACT website.
Cheryl Gillan MP
Cheryl Gillan MP is a member of the British Parliament at Westminster, and chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA). She talks to us about her thoughts on autism policy and how this may develop.
Coming Soon - An interview with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.