Autism Outreach is run by Dr. John Biddulph. John is a specialist provider of autism and Asperger Syndrome (ASD) training, courses, mentoring, and counselling. John also conducts diagnostic assessment programmes for Autism Spectrum Disorder. For the past 14 years he has been a freelance specialist autism consultant and trainer including an autism and music programme. John is a visiting tutor for a Postgraduate Certificate course in Asperger Syndrome run jointly by the NAS and Sheffield Hallam University and an undergraduate course in Psychology. He is an external examiner for PhD studies in autism.
John has delivered training in most EU member states and is in demand as a speaker at autism and other conferences on a wide range of autism-related subjects. His work has been published: as a composer; writer on autism; author of a children’s book, and technology courseware for the Open University. Compositions entitled ‘The Nautilus Project’, to facilitate sensory integration and ‘Galilean Moons’ are now available as iTunes downloads. John was a member of the Autism Education Trust Advisory Council and Steering Group for 3 years. He is working on a revision of a sensory differences toolkit designed for use by professionals and families and recently developed and piloted a programme to support autistic children, adults and families which includes a self-awareness element, develops a family support network and provides opportunities to develop ‘literacy’ for daily living.
John holds a number of first degrees, a master’s degree by research and a PhD from Trinity College researching autism. He is qualified in the ADOS 2 and ADI-R diagnostic pathways. He is a also qualified teacher, Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning and a member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel (Sensory Integration Network)
John’s professional expertise in autism has the added benefit of being focused through the prism of his own diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome.