Sexuality, relationships and autism

This course will explore a range of issues related to autistic people and sexuality including boundaries, friendships and relationships.

About the event

The course will develop the notion of the ‘listening professional’ in order to generate strategies to answer questions, respond to behaviours, and address sexuality in an appropriate and effective way for autistic people. Increase your understanding of  how to enable autistic people to understand that friendship might or might not develop and what to do about both eventualities.

This course will be presented by Dr John Biddulph a specialist provider of autism training, mentoring, diagnostic and other services. For the past 17 years he has been a freelance consultant including a specialist autism and music programme. He has contributed to the Postgraduate course in Autism and Asperger Syndrome run by the NAS and Sheffield Hallam University and the undergraduate Psychology degree. He is an external examiner for PhD studies in Autism. 

John has delivered training in most EU member states and is in demand as a speaker at autism and other conferences on a wide range of subject areas. He is a published author on autism, written a children’s book, and courseware for the Open University. Music entitled ‘Sleep’, to facilitate better sleep health and ‘Galilean Moons’ are available as iTunes downloads. John has developed an online auditory workstation for autistic individuals designed for use by professionals and families. John is qualified in the use of the developmental, dimensional and diagnostic interview (3di), ADOS 2 and ADI-R pathways. He is a qualified teacher, ECB Level II cricket coach and, by his own admission, a terrible dancer. John performs regularly in a jazz trio on saxophone and as a solo electronic musician as HandMadeSound.

John’s professional expertise in autism has the added benefit of being focused through the prism of his own diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. 

Training times

This training will run over two days from 10-11.30am and 1-2.40pm.

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