ADHD Foundation is to host internationally renowned experts in childhood and adolescence mental health at its annual conference, taking place at ACC Liverpool on November 5 and 6, 2015.
November 5 will see the UK’s leading clinicians and commissioners come together to explore ‘Innovation and Service Transformation in ADHD and ASD in Mental Health and Education’ as part of a two-day conference curated by ADHD Foundation. Day two (November 6) is focused for school leaders, teachers, SENCOs and social care professionals.
Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of ADHD Foundation and curator of the conference, said: “Driving the agenda for a better provision for families coping with ADHD or ASD in children and adults is our main goal. The aim of the second day of the conference is to give education professionals the latest strategies for supporting families coping with neurodevelopmental disorders in young people and adults.”
Leading experts from across Europe will explore how integrated pathways can lead to a better quality and more cost effective care for children and families dealing with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Guest speakers will include Dr Susan Ozer, neurodevelopmental paediatrician and clinical lead for ADHD at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, and Dr Peter Mason, consultant psychiatrist at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Guest speakers on day two include Lesley Cox, HMI national lead for disability and SEND OFSTED, David Bartram, director of SEND London Leadership Strategy, and Jon Clare, CEO of Zenzone Ltd, which is a new and effective approach to deliver ADHD behaviour therapy for children, teenagers and adults.
ADHD Foundation was set up in 2007 to promote and improve the mental health outcomes, educational attainment, social inclusion and life chances of children, young people and adults affected by ADHD through early intervention with a range of training and therapies. Each year the charity supports over 500 families, many who have faced challenging behaviour by distressed children who struggle to communicate with their world or learn for some years before diagnosis is confirmed. The work that the foundation does can make the difference, allowing young people to self-manage the effect of their ADHD and develop resilience and coping strategies which allow them to live a full and active life.