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2nd Systemic Practice and Autism Conference

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Postgraduate Centre

University of Bedfordshire

University Square

Luton

LU1 3JZ

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"A critical systemic approach to autism"

Discussions about autism are in flux. Some professionals want to settle on a single story very quickly. Others open to debate and risk being seen as disloyal to any one discourse or narrative and the professional practice that arises out of our ideologies. Some are working to identify cause and cure and, in effect, to secure the systematic eradication of an entire population group. Others are trying to define an autistic mindset and develop fixed ways of working to help "the" autistic person and their families. People with autism have been speaking out. There is the neurodiversity movement pointing to the need for society to adjust - not simply people with autism. Others ask if autism exists at all suggesting that the diagnostic practice of autism is the real epidemic, not autism and that autism is becoming a mega business.

So where do we or where should we stand with these theories? Do systemic practitioners even have theories for helping people and their social systems? Are we even asked to offer a service by our medical colleagues? Where is expertise located and how does narratives of knowledge "about" autism impact on systemic practice?

There is no way we can discuss systemic practice and autism without it being a political issue. We welcome presentations, workshops and performances by systemic practitioners from all areas of systemic work. We especially welcome presentations by systemic practitioners whose lives are impacted by autism one way or another


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University of Bedfordshire

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