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Understanding and working with autistic clients

Thursday, March 21 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


A half-day session with Dr Anna Remington, Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE). She will be talking about key aspects of autism, what life is like for those on the autistic spectrum and exploring how we as professionals can better meet the needs of autistic clients within mediation, legal conferences and family proceedings including the court setting.

The event will take place in Doncaster on Thursday 21st March @ 1pm – 4pm.

£96 inc VAT

Places are strictly limited


The session will include the following components:


About autism spectrum disorder

  • Understanding of the key aspects of autism, and what life is like for those on the autistic spectrum
  • Discussion about how autism might be relevant to family proceedings

Research findings

  • Detailed overview of recent research with family law professionals regarding knowledge and understanding of autism
  • Experiences of family law professionals working with autistic individuals

Practical recommendations

  • Insights from research with family law professionals and others
  • Strategies and suggestions for working with autistic clients within mediation, solicitor meetings, legal proceedings and at court
  • Tips for helping parents and autistic clients prepare for court hearings, including giving evidence


  • Throughout the session there will be opportunities for delegates to discuss their own experiences and to ask for advice on particular cases
  • Case studies to consider as a group, led by the presenter


Anna Remington – CRAE Director

Anna joined CRAE in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science and looks at whether autistic people see, hear and feel things in a different way from others. She is particularly fascinated by the idea of autism as a condition that has advantages, as well as, challenges. Her research focuses on the superior abilities that we so often see in autism, specifically with respect to attention and perception. She is interested in how and why these superiorities develop, and ways in which we might capitalise on these strengths.

Among others, her current research projects include working with autistic people in the family justice system, investigating autistic people’s greater capacity to detect sound and ways to promote autistic employment. Anna is also co-founder and Director of MiniManuscript.com – a free, openly editable online database of academic article summaries.

Anna became the Director of CRAE following the departure of Professor Liz Pellicano at the end of October 2017.
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Thursday, March 21 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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