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Neurodiversity and vision impairment – how as parents, do we seek a diagnosis and access support? Join us as we speak with members of the Developmental Vision Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

When: Wednesday 10 May 2023
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Cost: £5

Neurodiversity refers to the different ways a person’s brain processes information and there is a large representation of neurodiverse conditions among children who are also registered as vision impaired. People who are neurodiverse often think about and see the world differently. Common types of neurodiversity include autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

This session is for parents of children with a diagnosed vision impairment who already have a diagnosed additional neurodiverse condition or who are yet to secure a diagnosis and want to know where to ask for help.

We are pleased to have two members of the Developmental Vision Clinic at GOSH joining us to deliver this session:

  • Dr Elaine Clark- Consultant Paediatrician, Neurodisability, GOSH
  • Dr Olivia Knight- Occupational Therapist, GOSH

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Early stages of seeking a diagnosis
  • Which signs/traits to look out for and complications around deciphering between their vision impairment and autistic traits
  • The importance of getting the official diagnosis
  • Living with both conditions
  • Parenting children with both conditions

There will also be two additional speakers to share their lived experiences and time for questions and answers at the end.

For this session we are inviting people to pre-submit questions – if you have a question you would like to ask, please complete the relevant section on the application form.

We are capping the event at 20 families to ensure attendees can utilise the Q&A session at the end of the workshop.

If you would like to join us on this workshop, please apply via the form below.

Sorry this workshop is now closed for applications.