Biography: Ashley Liew is currently a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working in the Birmingham CAMHS Learning Disabilities service. He also provides Neuropsychiatry input to the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and is the Clinical Lead for Research in Birmingham CAMHS. Ashley trained in both Paediatrics and Psychiatry and has an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry. He has clinical and research interests in paediatric neuropsychiatry, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, paediatric liaison psychiatry, medical education and the use of technology in child mental health.
Biography: Dawn Simons is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working with the Birmingham CAMHS Learning Disability service since 2007, having previously worked in mainstream CAMHS. She has an MSc in Psychiatry . She has clinical interests in assessment and support of children and young people with autism and their families and also in working with children within the looked after system.
Summary of presentation: Addressing the mental health needs of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism in practice Dr Liew and Dr Dawn Simons will provide an overview of the current evidence-based clinical assessments and interventions for children and young people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities who present with mental health difficulties. They will consider the practicalities of delivering such care within the complex network of health, education and social care services and issue pragmatic advice for the carers of children and young people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities.