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Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

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Asperger's Syndrome and the Autism Spectrum

“I think everyone should experience the positivity these two exude while speaking so passionately about autism.” Attendee, Emotion Management Workshop Perth 2018


Gender Identity and Autism – Supporting Adolescents While They Find Themselves by Dr Wesley Turner, Clinical Psychologist

The development of self-identity and gender identity can be a confusing time for most adolescents. This can be especially true for adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, as they are typically slower to develop self-concept than their neurotypical peers. In helping AS clients explore their self-identity and gender, psychologists may wish to be guided by initial clinical guidelines that have been developed for co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder...

School Leavers with Autism- a longitudinal study By Ms Radhika Tanksale, Clinical Psychologist

Leaving school is a big change in an adolescence’s life. There are many avenues and options that need to be explored and considered. Given the associated executive dysfunction for some of the individuals on the autism spectrum, preparing, planning, organising, goal setting, decision-making, and self-initiation, this period in life can be challenging. Exploring and understanding the difference between young adults on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical...

How Sales Changed My Life: A Personal Account By Dan Trott

The truth is I spent most of my childhood imagining I was anything other than the person that I was. I had two sisters, one brother and parents that divorced when I was around 7. If I wasn’t glued to the TV, I was off on adventures with no consideration for anyone around me, I was for all purposes in a world completely of my own. At some point in Kindergarten, I guess my parents realised I wasn’t making friends, so they decided to send me wearing a jumpsuit with lollies sewn all over it to attract the other kids to me...

"I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life"
Prof. Tony Attwood
Clinical Psychologist


Make sure you book your ticket for Tony and Michelle's information packed events below...

Emotion Management for Children & Teens with ASD

9:30am - 4:00pm - Friday 15th March, 2019 Hellenic Club, Matilda Street, Woden, ACT 2606 Children and adolescents with an ASD have difficulty with the comprehension, expression and regulation of emotions, resulting in high levels of anxiety, stress, anger and/or depression and subsequent effects on family, teachers, friends and peers. ​​

Attwood and Garnett: Master Class: Children and Adolescents with ASD

Thursday 13th & Friday 14th June, 2019 – 9.30am – 4.00pm Portside Centre, 207 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 ABOUT THIS MASTER CLASS Course materials are presented, using a combination of didactic teaching, taped demonstrations from real life clinical sessions, case studies, small group work, and question time. Each day is a stand-alone workshop, and participants may choose to choose either one or both workshops.

“A wonderful workshop given by Tony and Michelle. It was amazing how much they covered in 2 days. The level of detail was perfect; including research details, applied approaches and then personal stories so that we could all identify with the case study. They both have such a wonderful open and kind approach that it is hard not to come away inspired and invigorated with ideas of how to help our wonderful ASD people.” Attendee, Master Class 2018

Minds & Hearts provides psychology services and training specifically for Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

Minds & Hearts was conceived to meet the enormous need for services specifically tailored for people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), and to increase knowledge and awareness about these conditions.

"For a few decades now, we've believed that for every girl on the autism spectrum, there are four boys," said Dr Michelle Garnett, a Brisbane clinical psychologist who specialises in autism diagnoses. "We now think the ratio is one girl to every two boys. That's many more girls than first thought."
Dr Michelle Garnett
Clinical Psychologist
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