Media Release: Autism in the spotlight at one-day conference in Aberdeen

DR Olga Bogdashina, who teaches and lectures on autism around the world, is the main speaker at a one-day conference entitled ‘Autism: Sensory Perception and the Triad of Perspectives’ to be organised by Camphill School Aberdeen on Wednesday, October 6.

Over the years, Dr Bogdashina has worked extensively in the field of autism as a teacher, lecturer, author and researcher.

Since 1994, she has been the director of the first day centre for autistic children in the Ukraine and is also visiting lecturer at Birmingham University and a consultant psychologist for Services for Adults with Autism.

Dr Bogdashina also has personal experience of autism, having son with autism.

Commenting on the conference, Bernhard Menzinger, education co-ordinator at Camphill School Aberdeen, said: “Dr Olga Bogdashina has lectured around the world on autism and her particular interest in sensory-perception and communication problems. We are delighted to have secured time with her to lead this day conference at Camphill School Aberdeen.

“The conference has already attracted a great deal of interest from those who live, care and work with people who have autism. We expect it will lead to a greater understanding of the particular difficulties that of those with autism.”

Camphill School Aberdeen is an independent day and residential school for pupils with complex special needs, including many with autism. The school holds the national Autism Accreditation in recognition of the standards of provision for pupils with autism.

The accreditation scheme is administered by the National Autistic Society with support from the Department of Health.

Camphill School Aberdeen is one of seven charities that are part of Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire. Camphill was established in Aberdeen 70 years ago and now extends to 100 centres in 23 countries.

Places at the day conference can bee booked by contact Jean Ferries at Camphill School Aberdeen, on 01224 866156 or email The registration fee is £75.

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