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We will be presenting an overview of our work, including outcomes, learning points and specially developed resources for clinicians and teams of health professionals working in this area.

The PEACE Pathway is an innovative Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience. Our research suggests that around a third of people with an eating disorder may be autistic, or present with high autistic traits. Whilst autistic people with eating disorders require adapted treatments, prior to this pathway there was no systematic guidance or support for clinicians working with this population.

With the PEACE Pathway, we have introduced a specialised treatment track for autistic people, and people with high autistic traits, in our national eating disorder service in South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. This has included regular support and supervision for clinicians, the provision of training in recognising and adapting treatments around autism, and an autism assessment pathway for individuals with high features but no prior diagnosis.

We hope that attendees will be able to take some of our experience and ideas back to their clinic and be interested in developing collaboration with our team.

If interested, you are welcome to purchase Professor Kate Tchanturia’s book Supporting Autistic People with Eating Disorders: A Guide to Adapting Treatment and Supporting Recovery.

Please see below draft programme.

10:00: Welcome – Link between Autism and Eating disorders, why it matters?

Professor Kate Tchanturia (Consultant Clinical Psychologist/ Principal Investigator of PEACE

Pathway – King’s College London)

10:25: Adapting Foodservice to Support Treatment and Recovery

Kate Williams (Dietetic adviser to the PEACE project)

10:50: Dining Room Support and Communication Passports for patients with ASD

Oyenike Oyeleye (Assistant Psychologist Inpatient National ED Service SLaM)

11:10: Adaptation of the family work for the Autism and Eating Disorder Pathway

Dr Amy Harrison (Senior Psychologist SLaM/Senior Lecturer, UCL)

11:25: Sensory workshops developed in the PEACE pathway

Camilla Biggs/Anna Carr (Psychology Assistants SLaM -Inpatient and Day Care Programmes)

11:50: Question & Answer


13:00 Sensory workshops as a body positive activity

Dr Claire Baillie (Senior Chartered Counselling Psychologist, SLaM)

13:20: Carers need support: Let’s Collaborate

Madeleine Oakley (PEACE Carers Champion/Psychotherapist)

13:40: Lived experience perspective

14:00: Is the modified clinical Pathway effective in treatment cost-savings?

Zhuo Li (PhD candidate/PEACE project manager)

14:15: Employability and ASD

14:30: Question & Answer

14:45: Close

Professor Kate Tchanturia (Consultant Clinical Psychologist/ Principal Investigator of

PEACE Pathway – King’s College London)

“A really informative and thorough conference. It was incredibly interesting to hear from the variety of speakers and the different areas of input. Thank you so much.”

“It is amazing to be taken through the start of the PEACE journey and seeing what has been achieved to date in helping to improve patient experience and treatment outcomes. It has been an interesting conference to attend. Thank you greatly to all the organisers and participants.”

“An excellent and imperative contribution to the effective and efficient delivery of services.”

At this event

Kate Tchanturia

Professor of Psychology in Eating Disorders

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