Tessa Halliwell, a UK Autism provider, in a multipurpose sensory room at the
Autism Show in London.
Tessa and Georgina Dunlop, both UK Davis Autism Providers, attended London’s
Autism Show on 16th June. They reported that there were some great products and
some great speakers. Prof. Francesca Happé spoke about girls and autism.
Explaining how the difference in incidence between boys and girls could be due to
bias in the diagnostic questioning. Here is a link to an info leaflet
Some excellent leaflets from Research Autism and Autism West Midlands were full
of helpful hints to parents on a variety of issues. Their book reviewing the research
studies of common interventions reveals the limitations of the research process and
evaluates the evidence supporting common interventions. A very useful ‘Questions
to consider when choosing an Autism intervention’ guide is available from them
They listened to Dame Stephanie Shirley, who has personally funded research at
several universities and set up two schools for autistics. Demonstrated was an
interactive robot that responds only when eye contact is made. We chatted to her
afterwards and gave her a copy of the book: Nurturing the Seeds of Change.
They bought some whizzy spinny things and even more whizzy liquid timers and
explored a sensory tent.
They took with them the book that explains the the Davis approach to Autism
which attracted much positive interest.