Improving vision awareness in autism services: A dedicated training programme for support practitioners


Background: There is a growing evidence base on the similarities in behavioural presentation of both autism and visual impairment (Rogers and Newhart-Larson 1989; Scharre and Creedon 1992; Gense and Gense 1994; Brown, Hobson... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

Ethical approval for this project was obtained from Napier University. The Autism and Sight Loss project team wish to acknowledge the funding provided by the Scottish Government for this project through the Scottish Strategy... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Maggie Butchart (RNIB Scotland)
  2. Joe Long (Scottish Autism)
  3. Michael Brown (Napier University)
  4. Anne McMillan (RNIB)
  5. Janice Bain (RNIB)
  6. Thanos Karaztias (Napier University)

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Topics: Practice


V8A » Oral Posters: Management of challenging behaviour; eating/feeding disorders I (12:20 - Saturday, 17th September, Moorfoot Room)

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