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Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

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Presentations and Consulting for
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


“Tip Sheet for Teachers: Girls with ASD” (not Educators). By Dr Michelle Garnett, Clinical Psychologist & Mr Joshua King, Clinical Psychologist Registrar

UNDERSTANDING GIRLS WITH AUTISM Autism is characterised by social, sensory processing and communication differences, as well as rigid and repetitive behaviours, and sometimes special interests that engage the person for hours. Sensory perception differences may be apparent in the person’s hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to certain or loud noise, tactile sensations, aromas, tastes, light, or, reduced sensitivity to pain and/or...

Sexuality Education for Teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood

Typical teenagers are usually very enthusiastic about lessons at school on sexuality, due to their own and their peers, developing sexual awareness. Any perceived deficits in formal sexuality education are obtained by private peer group discussion. However, from my clinical experience and recent research studies, this may not be case for those teenage boys and girls with Asperger’s syndrome. They are often socially isolated and may not have a circle of friends who discuss and disclose information on sexuality and...

Autism and Screen Time By Dr David Zimmerman, Clinical Psychologist

Research suggests that children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) spend more time on video games and computers than their peers (Mazurek et al., 2012; 2013; Kuo et al., 2014). Although there are evidence-based benefits identified from the use of digital and social media, such as early learning opportunities, building knowledge and increasing opportunities for social contact and support, there are a number of risks that must be considered. These include: poor sleep hygiene, in-attention,...

"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...

Girls and Women with ASD

9.30am - 4.00pm - Friday 15th February, 2019
VENUE: Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre, 309 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW 2302
This presentation will celebrate the unique presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum. It will increase awareness and knowledge of the female presentation of ASD and share strategies we find useful in clinical practice.

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.

“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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