Forensic mental health aspects of intellectual disability and autism: An update

Join us at this meeting for an essential update on forensic mental health aspects of neurodevelopmental disorders, including Intellectual Disability & Autism. By attending, you will:

  • Understand the latest evidence on assessments, treatments, and treatment outcomes for people with neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health problems
  • Learn about the prevalence and mechanisms of offending behaviour in people with neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health problems
  • Review the Mental Health Act changes in England & Wales and their impact on services for treatment for people with neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health problems

For more information please see the video below:


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National Autism Training Programme For Psychiatrists

Health Education England (HEE) launched a National Autism Training Programme for Psychiatrists in March 2023. The programme was delivered through the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The RADiANT convenor, Prof Regi Alexander was the course director. 


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Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Sleep Disorders in Intellectual Disability

Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Sleep Disorders in Intellectual Disability, February 7th, 2023.


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Trauma and Neurodiverse Populations online conference

On Tuesday 6th December 2022 the Centre for Developmental and Complex Trauma, in collaboration with the RADiANT Network NHS Group, held the Trauma and Neurodiverse Populations online conference where we were joined by 210 delegates.

Neurodiverse populations are significantly more likely to be exposed to trauma and adversity across the lifespan, yet they are significantly under represented in trauma frameworks, services and innovations.

The event brought together national and international experts to offer a clinically focused programme to inform our understanding of the trauma needs and treatment approaches for this population.


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Health Education England (HEE) event, 5 August 2021

Psychotropic medication for challenging behaviour and mental health problems

Prof Regi Alexander and Ms Reena Tharian speak at the launch of the HEE training resource titled 'Working in Community settings with people with learning disabilities and autistic people who are at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system'. 
Please click below for video:


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FREE webinar – The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

IASSIDD hosted ​a free webinar – The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 - 9.00 - 10:30am 

· Faridah Ali Chang: Support for families and their high needs children during the COVID19 pandemic
· Paul Willner & Biz Stenfert Kroese:  Effects of the pandemic on informal caters of adults and children with intellectual disabilities in the UK
· Regi Alexander: Guidance for the treatment and management of COVID19 among people with intellectual disabilities


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Royal Society of Medicine - Improving epilepsy treatment in people with intellectual disability

A number of RADiANT members were involved with the Royal Society of Medicine conference, held on Tuesday 17th November 2020. For more information click here.


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Faculty of Intellectual Disability Psychiatry Annual Conference 2020

​A number of our members presented talks at the ID faculty conference, which took place online. To view our member presentation slides, click on the links below:

Our member Dr Sam Tromans won the prestigious Alec Shapiro prize for the best oral presentation. Congratulations Sam! 


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Research into Neurodevelopmental Conditions Conference

On 30th September 2020, we hosted a virtual conference alongside the Leicester Centre for Mental Health Research (LCMHR) held on the Microsoft Teams Platform. We heard about a variety of topics relevant to our neurodevelopmental populations, from a variety of speakers, as detailed in the programme (right). We will be adding all of the presentation slides and videos depending on permission from the speakers shortly. 


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