Charity appoints autism specialist Dr Juli Crocombe
National charity, Caudwell Children, has today confirmed the appointment of Consultant Psychiatrist and autism specialist, Dr Juli Crocombe, as the new Director of Clinical Services and Research ahead of plans to expand their services for disabled children.
Earlier this year the charity announced a new 10 year plan to deliver a structured programme of support, therapy and research for autistic children; including a multi-million pound purpose built research and therapy facility in the Midlands.
The appointment of Dr Crocombe precedes the scheduled unveiling of plans for the new facility and expansion of the charity’s autism services.
Chief Executive, Mrs Trudi Beswick, said: “We are delighted that Juli has joined the team during this exciting phase of the charity’s development. It was crucial that the Director of Clinical Services and Research shared our passion and commitment to improving services for children with autism. I’m confident that Juli is the best person to develop our services in line with the charity’s vision and to help meet the needs of our beneficiaries.”
Dr Crocombe is joining the charity from St Andrew’s Healthcare where she served as Clinical Director for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She previously worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Crocombe also currently sits as Chair of the Advisory Board to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Autism, Co-Chair of the Westminster Parliamentary Committee for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and serves as an Expert Advisor for the N.IC.E Quality Standards Advisory Committee on Autism.
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