Exploring the experiences and opinions of parents and carers in accessing dental services for their children with ASD


Background Visits to the dentists can be difficult for those on the autism spectrum, anxieties can be intensified by factors such as sensory processing dysfunction, communication limitations and inflexibility or rigidity.... [ view full abstract ]

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

Ethical approval was given from the University faculty ethics committee. Judith Brown one of the authors is Head of Knowledge and Research for NAS and is part of the scientific review panel. [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jeremy Brown (Edge Hill University)
  2. Judith Brown (National Autistic Society)
  3. Jane Woodburn (The Witherslack Group)
  4. Jennifer kirton (Edge Hill University)

Topic Area

Topics: Research


V6B » Oral Posters: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare II (09:40 - Saturday, 17th September, Moorfoot Room)