"Practical approaches to children with autism" is the title of a Hesley Group workshop on May 13 at the Hilton National Hotel, Portsmouth. Topics include: behaviour management, the challenges of adolescence, high expectations, routines and predictability. Maggi Rigg, head of Southlands School for pupils aged 9 to 19 with Asperger Syndrome, is among the speakers. Fee: Pounds 45. Details: Dennis Rigg, The Hesley Group, Southern Office, Southlands, Vicar's Hill, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5QB.