11. Raising Awareness of Autism in Midwifery Practice and Healthcare Settings.

Diane Bains
When:
May 5, 2020 @ 08:00 – 08:50 UTC Timezone
2020-05-05T08:00:00+00:00
2020-05-05T08:50:00+00:00
Where:
Room 2, BBB
Cost:
Free
11. Raising Awareness of Autism in Midwifery Practice and Healthcare Settings. @ Room 2, BBB

Speaker(s): Diane Bains

Facilitator(s): Halima Musa Abdul

Description: Topics covered will include:
Presentation for Autism in girls (Aspergers and Pathological Demand Avoidance).
Exploring the Autism journey from birth, childhood, school and adulthood.
The journey of diagnosis in current UK healthcare settings.
Lack of Autism Assessment access and provision in NHS under current funding constraints.
Misdiagnosis and manifestation of subsequent Mental Health Issues in girls and women.
The impact this lack of support can have on relationship and family planning choices.
Discussion of the use of ‘masking techniques’ by girls and women as a coping strategy.
How to recognise this as a healthcare professional.
Techniques used to help support women and advocate for their needs throughout the journey of childbirth.
Taking responsibility to raise awareness of Autism in the workplace and community.

Autism Resources

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