Centre for Autism, Neuro-Developmental Disorders and Intellectual Disability

Launched in 2018, CANDDID is a centre of excellence which brings together, education, training and research in the fields of neuro-developmental disorders and intellectual disabilities.

CANDDID is based in Chester, Cheshire and hosted by CWP. We are a specialist healthcare provider of mental health, learning disability and community physical health services.

We are excited to announce our first annual conference.

10th May 2019: The Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Chester

Conference theme:

The first CANDDID Annual Conference will focus on 'Autism Spectrum Conditions' and we have planned an exciting and informative programme. 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Ian Davidson, Consultant Psychiatrist and National Champion on Autism for the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Dougal Julian Hare, Reader in Clinical Psychology and Research Director, South Wales DClinPsy Programme, Cardiff University
  • Dr Teresa Tavassoli, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Reading
  • Prof Taj Nathan, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and University of Chester

Discussion topics cover a wide range of areas including:

  • Neurodevlopmental co-morbidities in Autism
  • Suicide and Autism Specturm Conditions
  • Using Mindfulness in Therapeutic Situations
  • Working with Families in Supporting Children with Autism
  • Engaging service users and carers in Research
  • Sensory Reactivity

Further details on the programme, speakers and how to book will appear soon, in the meantime please register your interest by clicking here. 


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