This week, JKP attended the National Autistic Society (NAS) Professional Conference for the first time, and we are pleased to say that it was a resounding success!
The theme, “Delivering excellence in times of austerity”, was poignant as the announcement of the new public sector budgets approaches, but the mood of the conference was definitely one of optimism.
On the first day, JKP author Dr Wendy Lawson spoke on the theories outlined in her new book The Passionate Mind: How People with Autism Learn, shedding light on her personal experience of autism, and giving an insight into her unique worldview. With her engaging speaking style, Wendy was definitely a success with the audience and a queue quickly formed at the JKP stand to buy copies of her book!
Later that day, Professor Digby Tantam spoke on ‘Autism and the Interbrain’, a subject he explores in his recent book Can the World Afford Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Nonverbal Communication, Asperger Syndrome and the Interbrain. Professor Tantam was pleased to see his new book Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Lifespan available for pre-order on our stand, and even agreed to pose for a photo.
On day two, Linda Woodcock spoke about her book Managing Family Meltdown, offering a range of practical strategies for managing behaviours that challenge, and outlining the low-arousal approach advocated in the book.
We were also pleased to see some of our authors attending the conference as delegates, with Penny Kershaw arriving just in time to pose for a photo with her new book, The ASD Workbook, before we sold out!
Linda Miller, author of Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism also obliged us with a photo.
It was great to see so many people at the conference (around 400 delegates attended), and thanks so much to all of you who stopped by the JKP stand for a chat and to browse our titles – it’s always such a pleasure to meet our readers!