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. The conference is open to all including people with autism, family members, students and trainees, professionals and commissioners across health and social care as well as the independent sector.

Keynote speakers include:

  • 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
  • Dr Ken Courtenay, Consultant Psychiatrist, Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health Trust, Chair, Faculty for Intellectual Disability Psychiatry, The Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Sarah Cassidy, Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham.

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

Visit the CANDDID website for more information. 

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