EDFA Autism and Eating Disorders

  • Virtual
  • 6 Oct, 2022

A global webinar for families, caregivers and professionals hosted by Eating Disorders Families Australia

Presented by Fiona Fisher Bullivant (UK)

Author, Autism & Eating Disorders Consultant, Lecturer University of Central Lancashire, Autism Assessor, Non Medical Prescriber, Sleep Counsellor & Functional Analysis Assessor.

Date: Thursday, 6th October 2022

Time: 8-9:30pm AEDT (10-11:30 BST)

EDFA Members Free

Non Member AUD $25

Fiona Fisher Bullivant will explore the topic of autistic people with eating disorders, why their differences don’t always fit with traditional treatment and how treatment can be adapted to allow for these differences. Fiona will speak about autism and mental health and why the therapeutic relationship is important for progress and change-making. The session will also address how best to support individuals experiencing Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

Fiona is the author of the book Working with Girls and Young Women with an Autism Spectrum Condition – A Practical Guide for Clinicians and co-author of the book Autism and Eating Disorders in Teens – A Guide for Parents and Professionals.

Fiona has worked with autistic, learning disabled children and young people for 37 years in clinical practice, in a variety of settings and positions and in many different locations across the UK and the world. Fiona’s depth and breadth of experience has enriched her passion to continue to learn and remain respectful of the need to be led by autistic individuals to enrich and develop her clinical expertise. The individuals and their families and carer’s have humbled and educated Fiona, alongside some inspiring professional colleagues. Fiona is persistent in her plight to highlight the need for more understanding in this field and the important contributions individuals and their families give to our communities and workforce.

Fiona has recently retired from 37 years as a learning disability nurse in the NHS where she had been specialising in Autism & Mental Health and particularly Autism & Eating Disorders. Fiona is an ADOS assessor, Non-Medical Prescriber and Sleep Counsellor and has trained in Sensory Processing Disorder and behavioural analysis.

Fiona now shares her time between working as a consultant at Fisher Bullivant Training & Consultancy, to autistic individuals with eating disorders and families around the world and lecturing student nurses on the Children’s & Young People and Learning Disability degree and masters programs and a new Eating Disorder module for clinicians.

A recording of the webinar will be made available to registrants for a period of 4 weeks.

*EDFA membership is strictly for Australian families and caregivers of a loved one with an eating disorder.