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UKAP - Reducing the costs of ADHD Across Education, Health and Care

UKAP (the UK ADHD Partnership) will host its first conference on Friday 4th April 2014. This one day event will take place at the Thistle Charing Cross Hotel, London, with a conference on ‘Reducing the Costs of ADHD across Education, Health and Care’ . 

The aim of the meeting is to introduce, healthcare professionals to the UKAP committee’s objective to raise the profile of ADHD on the political agenda in order that young people with ADHD gain better recognition and access to treatment across educational, occupational, youth justice and healthcare settings.  

With presentations on the costs of ADHD, the impact on education, the family, the youth justice system, health service, accidental injury and driving, we will consider what can be done to reduce the burden of ADHD on children, the family and more broadly in society.  The programme will include presentations by prominent opinion leaders, and internationally recognised clinical and educational practitioners.

 

Who are UKAP?

UKAP was established in January 2013 by a group of healthcare and educational professionals who share an interest in improving outcomes and securing better futures for children and young people affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), together with their carers and families.  The Partnership brings together practitioners with a wealth of experience from a range of services that are committed to raising awareness and understanding about ADHD and fostering positive outcomes. UKAP recognises ADHD as a complex but treatable condition, which can have a profound negative impact on individuals, families and society as a whole.  ADHD is now recognised as a condition that may span across the lifespan and there are multi-modal interventions for ADHD that can be delivered at every age. However, UKAP is strongly committed to a strategy of early identification and intervention in order to foster a preventative focus and thereby to improve the long term outcomes for children, young people and their families.  With this in mind, a principal aim of UKAP is to educate and promote awareness of ADHD to allied professionals and decision-makers, and influence policy initiatives at national and local level.

 

Who Should Attend

This meeting will be relevant to all healthcare professionals working with children and young people, involved in multi-agency working including educational, occupational and youth justice settings, 

For more information visit our website: www.UKADHD.com

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Dr. Susan Young
President UKAP