Associates

AT-Autism is proud to work with some of the leading figures in autism and neurodevelopmental conditions. Our Associates range from specialist architects who can design autism-friendly buildings to some of the leading practitioners in health, education and social services. Our Associates have worked in senior positions within the public and charitable sectors and come with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Once a client contacts AT-Autism and we have a greater understanding of their particular needs, the Directors work with Associates to provide a tailored programme of work. One of the AT-Autism Directors will oversee the programme and is there to guarantee consistent lines of communication and to keep track on progress.

We guarantee that all the work we conduct is of the highest quality.

Expert Consultants

All of our consultants are experts in their respective fields. They are committed to the values and principles of AT-Autism and the highest standards of professional practice. Consultants are listed in alphabetical name order. Synergy Trainers marked with (S).

A number of specialists are approved to undertake diagnosis and assessment including court work. All associates are available for public speaking, special projects and training subject to specification. Special projects include one-off bespoke assignments that might involve multiple aspects or more than one of the AT-Autism team working together or with the commissioning body

Dr Jacqui Ashton-Smith

Education. Children and adults.

UK and International

Chris Atkins (S)

Education: Social work and social care: Director AT-Autism. Children and adults.

UK and International

Yvette Bates

Forensic psychology.

Adults UK and International

Professor Vicki Bitsika

Psychology: Education. Children and adults.

Australia and SE Asia

Kabie Brook

Advocacy and Self-Advocacy.

UK and International

Peter Byrne

Social work. Health.

Ireland and International

Dr Peter Carpenter

Psychiatry. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Marion Cornick

Education. Children.

UK

Dr Ian Davidson

Psychiatry. Adults.

UK and Europe

Helen Ellis

Advocacy and self-advocacy. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Ruth Emsley

Forensic psychology.

Adults UK and International

Dr Elena Giourikou

Psychology. Children and adolescents

Greece and International

Dr Ken Greaves

Educational Psychologist. Children.

UK and International

Dr Judith Gould

Psychology. Children and adults.

UK and International

Professor Patricia Howlin

Psychology. Children and adults.

UK and International

Marie-Louise Hughes

Psychology: Education. Children.

Northern Ireland and Europe

Simon Humphreys

Architecture. Schools and adults.

UK and International

Dr Jacqui Jackson

Psychology: Advocacy and self-advocacy. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Dr Glenys Jones

Education: Psychology. Children and adults.

Dr Elizabeth Kilbey

Psychology. Children and adults

UK

Katerina Laskaridou

Psychology: Education. Children.

Greece and Europe

Dr Iliana Magiati

Psychology. Children and adults

Singapore, Asia

Mary Maher

Psychology. Children and adults.

Ireland and International

Professor Nicola Martin

Psychology: Education. Children and adults.

UK and International

Professor Andy McDonnell

Psychology. Children and adults.

UK and International

Dr Iain McClure

Psychiatry. Adults.

UK and Europe

 

 

Professor Tommy MacKay

Psychology: Education. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Professor Gary Mesibov

Psychology: Education. Adolescents and adults.

USA and Canada; Europe and SE Asia

Prof. Richard Mills (S)

Psychology. Mental Health. Programme evaluation.

UK and International

Dr Damian Milton

Psychology: Sociology. Adults.

UK and International

Dr Marianna Murin

Psychology Children and adults

UK and Europe

Dr David Murphy

Psychology. Adults.

UK and Europe

Professor Glynis Murphy

Psychology. Adults.

UK and Europe

Dr Lena Nylander

Psychiatry. Children and adults.

Sweden and Europe

Nicki Paine

Occupational Therapy. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Joe Powell

Advocacy and self-advocacy. Adults.

UK and Europe

Jude Ragan OBE

Education. Children.

UK and Europe

Dr Anna Robinson

Psychology: Education. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Professor Stephen Shore

Education: Advocacy and self-advocacy. Children and adults.

USA and International

Dr Vicki Slonims

Speech and Language Therapy. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Dr Brian Smith

Music Therapy.

UK and International

Dr Sue Smith

Speech and Language Therapy. Adults.

UK and Europe

Dr Ekkehart Stauffenburg

Psychiatry. Adults.

UK and Europe

Zandrea Stewart

Social Work. Children and adults.

UK and Europe

Professor Digby Tantam

Psychiatry. Adults.

UK and Europe

Professor Tokio Uchiyama

Psychiatry. Adults.

Japan & SE Asia; International

Dr Peter Vermeulen

Psychology: Education. Adults.

Belgium and International

Dr Simon Wallace

Psychology: Education. Children and adults.

UK and International

Marie Wallace

Education. Children.

UK and International

Dr Mark Wetherell

Psychology: Health. Children and adults.

UK and International

Linda Woodcock (S)

Social work: Family work: Director AT-Autism. Children and adults.

UK and International

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our services

"The feedback we have received following Richards training and seminars has been amazing. People have asked when he will be returning as they would like more of this very practical but evidence based information. Richard is very easy to work with and understands his audience. Can’t recommend this training highly enough."

Sharon Paley: Director Clinical Innovation and Governance, Government of Queensland, Australia 

"Fantastically helpful. A really useful workshop, much to collectively follow up on, thank you
Great to hear feedback from academic studies. Excellent day, very informative. Great plans and ideas that can be taken forward."

Feedback: States of Guernsey workshop

"Synergy works because it looks to create the optimum physical, sensory, communication and social environment for the child rather than focusing solely on changing the child’s behaviour."  

Laskaridis Foundation, Greece.

  "The participants spoke very highly of the workshop and I enjoyed myself immensely. It is a really interesting, sustainable and empowering concept. The presentation was super, one never knows enough! Thank you Richard and Michael"  

Dr Rita Micalef, Inspire Foundation, Government of Malta and University of Malta.

"Richard was a very generous and excellent presenter who provided a very good and broad overview of autism and interventions. He was happy to share and discuss his wealth of knowledge, experience, and values base; and was responsive to the various needs and interests of the audience. Richard provided an excellent reminder of the use of strengths and sound clinical judgement in being appropriate and effective in our work with people with autism."

Murray Rieck: Senior Clinician, Clinical Innovation and Governance, Government of Queensland, Australia

"Within 6 months of working with AT-Autism we had taken a fresh look at our operations, had appointed a new CEO, had achieved financial stability and our operational activity had returned to surplus."
Autism Jersey

    "I am not only indebted to the AT-Autism team for the skills and knowledge they taught us but for their profoundly humane and supportive approach."

Katerina Laskaridou

    "If you want the right experts in autism then go to AT-Autism. Efficient, knowledgeable and professional’"

Kaim Todner Solicitors