Understanding general practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences in the recognition and management of individuals on the autism spectrum


Background The general practitioner (GP) plays a key role in the identification and management of children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum. Yet there is a paucity of research on what GPs know about autism and... [ view full abstract ]

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Disclosure of conflicts of interest: Liz Pellicano has received grant or research support from the UK’s Medical Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, the European Council, the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Silvana Unigwe (Royal College of General Practitioners)
  2. Lorcan Kenny (Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE))
  3. Carole Buckley (Royal College of General Practitioners)
  4. Anna Remington (Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE))
  5. Laura Crane (City University London)
  6. Liz Pellicano (Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL IoE)

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Topics: Research


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

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