Autism Advocate, Speaker, YouTuber and Bestselling Author
Autism Expert for Media Hire
If you are looking for an autism expert for radio, TV, or print media interviews, or to hire as a motivational or guest speaker or trainer, contact Dan Jones.
Dan is author of bestselling autism books 'Look Into My Eyes', 'Asperger's Syndrome: Tips & Strategies' and An Autistic Perspective: Death, Dying and Loss' he has over 15 years experience working with children, teens and families, many of whom have autism spectrum disorder, and he also has autism spectrum disorder himself and was diagnosed as an adult, so he can share talk about his personal perspective of what is helpful, what isn't, discrimination, and challenges etc...
Dan Jones has Asperger's (a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder) and is an expert on hypnosis and 'the UK's leading personal development coach'* with over 20 years experience, he is a best-selling author** having sold over 100,000 books, with his Asperger's autobiography 'Look Into My Eyes' about his personal and professional experiences with Asperger's reaching number one in 'Developmental Psychology', 'Living With Disabilities Biographies', and 'Psychology Biographies' on Amazon.co.uk, and number 30 in all biographies on UK Amazon. Dan Jones self-hypnosis mp3's have been downloaded over 500,000 times and his YouTube videos have had over 2 million views.
If you are looking for an autism expert for media hire, Dan Jones is available for radio, TV, print, and other media interviews and work. His main focuses are hypnosis, parenting and autism. Dan has extensive knowledge around parenting skills and autism spectrum disorder (not only does Dan have professional experience working with children, teens and adults with autism/Asperger's and their carers, but Dan has autism spectrum disorder himself).
Dan Jones is available to hire for talks, workshops and seminars. Topics he can cover include:
The World through the lens of Asperger's
Asperger's in the workplace - tackling discrimination and creating an Asperger's friendly environment
Pro's and Con's of Asperger's
What hypnosis and meditation can teach to those with Asperger's
Your child has Asperger's - what next?
Asperger's and relationships
Finding the positives in adversity
Learning hypnosis to increase confidence
Dan Jones Background
Dan Jones has worked therapeutically with a wide range of client groups since 1997. Between 1997 and 2000 he worked with adults with mental health problems (schizophrenia, manic depression, OCD, etc) within a residential setting. He worked with young children and teenagers (including children and teens diagnosed with conditions like ADHD and Autism) in residential children's homes between 2000 and 2005 including helping to set up a therapeutic children's home, and since 2007 he has worked extensively with parents and families including looking at the efficacy of using a Human Givens Approach to supporting parents to reduce their teens youth offending and anti-social behaviour. He has worked closely with and trained Social Workers, Troubled Families Workers, Family Link Workers, Family Intervention Project Workers, Parenting Support Workers, Family Resource Team Workers and Children's Homes Staff. Dan Jones regularly teaches a programme about teen to parent violence which is a rarely discussed yet common issue, and has trained staff in a variety of settings about managing challenging behaviour and conflict, breakaway techniques and stress management as well as holding classes for parents and families around parenting techniques and family relationships.
Dan Jones has worked with the Youth Offending Service offering parenting support, Family Intervention Project offering support to families and managing a team of family support staff, and with a Troubled Families Team offering support to families and managing a team of family support staff, as well as offering training to a charity organisation's family support staff.
Dan Jones has written many books on hypnosis and therapy including two books on family support 'Human Givens Approach to Working with Parents of Challenging Teens' which is aimed at professionals working with parents and families, and 'Parenting Techniques That Work' which is a short direct book getting to the point about what is most likely to work when parenting children and teenagers with challenging behaviour, ADHD and Asperger's. The book covered strategies for getting children to fall asleep at night, boundary setting, managing anger, and a number of other key issues. He has also written books of stories to help children fall asleep and relax.
Having Asperger's Syndrome gives Dan a unique perspective on social communication and his work with families.
Dan Jones has been interviewed a number of times for audio interviews and interviews for websites, newspapers, magazines and journals.
Articles I Have Contributed To, And Written:
'The Human Givens Journal' article about using a human givens approach within social work to support parents and families
Can you stop children doing anti-social behaviour? Can you talk about Child/Teen to Parent Violence/Abuse?
How would you stop a child wetting the bed?
How would you get a child/teen to sleep at night?
Do violent films and computer games played by children make them violent?
What are your views on parents blaming their children and not taking responsibility themselves as a parent?
Is ADHD a real problem, or just 'naughty children'?
*At Home Magazine
**'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts' book (paperback and Kindle versions) has been Amazon.co.uk number one best-seller in the categories of Hypnosis and of Hypnotherapy on many occasions. Two screen captures provided in the media kit. 'Look Into My Eyes' has also been number one best-seller in biographies categories. Screen captures provided in the media kit.