Implementing the Scottish Autism Strategy: Innovative approaches to serve the community better

Lorene Amet

Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils

Professional in the field of autism with over 15 years of experience of working in academic and third sector organisations. Currently working both in the public and private sectors, planning and implementing through commissioning the Scottish Autism Strategy in two local authorities. Previous responsibilities established though charity work continue through Autism Treatment Plus.Extensive experience in autism, diagnosis, interventions, research and evaluation. Working UK-wide with professionals and families across multi-ethnic groups.Knowledgeable and experienced in tackling the challenges facing families and organisations.PhD in biological sciences from Oxford University and Master in Special Education Autism from Birmingham University, 8 years of post-doctoral work at Princeton (USA) and Edinburgh Universities, in area of developmental neurobiology, brain schema and epilepsy.Areas of expertise:• Diagnosis and laboratory testing to identify changes in physiology of people with autism.• Clinical and nutritional interventions and clinical research trials.• Development of more sensitive and faster diagnostic and monitoring tools in autism.• Special Education in Autism.• Assisting in the development and access to novel technologies for improving learning and communication of individuals with autism (e.g. tablet interphase learning, FastForWord), facilitating access to interventions such as Applied Behaviour Analysis and Verbal Behaviour.


Background: Our local authorities and partner agencies have developed a 10-year Autism Strategy. Our local strategy was developed in partnership with service users, families and carers, over 50 statutory and third sector... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lorene Amet (Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils)
  2. Craig Docherty (Stirling University)

Topic Area

Topics: Policy


V13 » Oral Posters: Policy; national/regional strategies; sociological studies (09:00 - Sunday, 18th September, Moorfoot Room)

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