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BILD partners with ACAMH for Intellectual Disability and Autism conference


The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

BILD will be partnering with the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) National Conference on 7-8 June.

The Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture and Conference - 'Expert analysis, new research: what works' will concentrate on intellectual disability on day one, while day two will focus on autism.

World-leading experts including Professor Chris Oliver from the University of Birmingham and Professor Emily Simonoff from KCL will be delivering the latest evidence and best practice examples. 

Ben Higgins, CEO, BILD, said: "We are delighted to be a partner on this conference, far too many people with learning disabilities suffer from poor mental health. Both learning disabilities and mental health are NHS priorities identified in the NHS five year forward view, and the cross government Transforming Care Programme is focused on improving mental health people with learning disabilities.

"The Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture provides a great opportunity to learn from some of the leading professionals and academics focused on improving the mental health of people with learning disabilities."

BILD supporters can get a £50 discount on a two day ticket, or £25 discount on a single day ticket until 8th May, 2018. To take up this offer, call 0207 403 7458 and quote BILD-JT. Offer applies to non ACAMH members only.

Other partners for the event include National Autism Society and Autistica.

Visit the ACAMH website to find out more.