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Webchat with Dr Peter Vermeulen

We were delighted to host our the third in our series of 4 webchats with leading autism experts from around the world with the world renowned author, lecturer and consultant Dr Peter Vermeulen. The webchat took place on Tuesday 16 May 2017 and was made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Axcis Education.

You can find out more about Dr Vermeulen by watching our exclusive interview with him or read his article for us on promoting happiness in autistic people. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask one of the worlds leading autism experts your autism questions.

It was a very popular webchat with a variety of questions covering various subjects including context blindness, research, artificial intelligence, employment and self-esteem. A full archive of the webchat can be found below.  

Live Blog Webchat with Dr Peter Vermeulen


More about Dr Peter Vermeulen

Dr Vermeulen completed his Masters in Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium (1985) and his PhD in Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands (2002). 
From 1987 till 1998, Peter worked for the Flemish Autism Association, first as home trainer for families with a child with autism, later as director of the home training centre and finally as trainer / lecturer.  Since 1998, Peter has worked as autism consultant / lecturer /trainer at Autisme Centraal.

Peter is Chief Editor of "Autisme Centraal", bi-monthly magazine of Autisme Centraal.  He is also a member of the editorial board of the Belgian-Dutch Journal of Special Education, Child Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.  He has published more than 15 books and several articles on autism, among others: "Autistic thinking: this is the title” (2001), “I am Special: handbook for psycho-education” (2000, revised edition 2013), and “Autism as context blindness” (2012), a book than won several awards in the USA.

Date added: 2 May 2017