Autism & Gender Conference

  • Friday 19 January 2018
  • Horizon Leeds, Third Floor, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR

    Car Parking:
    The nearest car park is The Brewery car park for SatNav please use postcode LS10 1JQ
Autism & Gender Conference

Full Day 9am to 4.30pm

There is increasing evidence; both in research and clinically, that people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders are over represented amongst referrals to Gender Identity Services. This raises interesting and important questions about the overlap and has led to an increasing dialogue between psychiatric experts, specialising in Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and experts specialising in gender dysphoria.

This conference, chaired by Dr Alison Stansfield, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service, will provide you with an update on autism, gender identity and gender dysphoria. We will explore the links and look at current research evidence. The presentation, assessment and management of gender dysphoria in those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are also discussed. There will also be consideration of the acceptable use of language.

After you have attended this conference you will have a better understanding of:

  • Gender identity in people with autism – what we know, what we do and what this teaches us
  • Update on autism, gender identity and gender dysphoria 
  • Using acceptable language – what do you need to know?

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