NAS Masterclass on autism, self-harm and self-injury - Nov 2017

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A one-day masterclass exploring self-harm and self-injury in autistic individuals, delivered by Dr Khalid Karim and Sarah Baines.

This Masterclass will explore what is meant by the terms self-harm and self-injury, examine the underlying reasons why these behaviours may be occurring, reflect on how these actions can affect those working and living with the person, look at strategies which may be useful in helping with self-harming and self-injury and think about what other resources may be available. The content of the session will be applicable to those working with autistic children or adults.

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Date: 30 November 2017, 1pm-4pm
Venue: The National Autistic Society, 393 City Road, London. EC1V 1NG
Fee: £120 + VAT

August 14, 2017 - 7:34pm

I am looking for strategies to help a young autistic client deal with intrusive thoughts about dying. These thoughts seem to be more prevalent when he is at school (he often is not very open to using stress management strategies so it is challenging).

August 16, 2017 - 12:05pm

Hi Ernie

Thanks for your query. I've reposted it in the Health and Social Care discussion forum as this forum is just for highlighting events. Hopefully one of our members will respond:

The NAS has some general advice on obsessional behaviours on their website, as well information about behaviours (including emotions) that may be useful. I'll post your enquiry on our Twitter account and let you know of any responses.