Happy, Healthy and Empowered: Meeting the Healthcare needs of children and young people with Autism following major trauma

Rob Kennedy

University of Salford

Rob is a children’s nurse with over 20 years clinical experience in children’s critical care, trauma and burns. He is a University Lecturer with a key interest in the impact and health inequalities experienced by children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. He is active locally and nationally delivering burn care education linked to ASD; and has won several awards for his work that is the focus of his Phd. Rob is currently working with Frances researching the service user perspectives of children, young people and their families that access healthcare services having a diagnosis of Autism.

Frances Binns

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Frances has over 34 years’ experience of developing therapeutic and specialised play in hospitals and other healthcare establishments for children and young people from birth to 19 years, promoting inclusivity, equality and diversity at a strategic level. She has received NHS and third sector awards for achievements, and was made a Pioneer of the Nation by the Queen for her needle-phobia play referral service work. Her current work includes developing quality service improvements for children and young people with autism or complex needs when accessing hospital services. Frances is currently consultant specialist adviser, complex needs, autism and learning disability. Frances is working in partnership with Rob Kennedy researching the service user perspectives of children, young people and their families that access healthcare services having a diagnosis of Autism.

Abstract

Background Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a young person communicates and relates to their environment and people around them. Autistic children and young people... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Rob Kennedy (University of Salford), Frances Binns (Royal Manchester Children's Hospital), Helen Blakesley (Royal Manchester Children's Hospital), Samantha Jones (Royal Manchester Children's Hospital)

Topic Area

Topics: Practice

Session

S19 » Symposia: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare I (09:00 - Sunday, 18th September, Fintry Auditorium)