LIVE EVENTS

Attend one of Tony and Michelle's live events, whether it's a full day workshop or two-day intensive masterclass. NB: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions, all our events are webcast. We are excited to announce that we will be presenting live in Noosa on 20th August for our Girls & Women with Autism event, we look forward to seeing you there!

The purpose of this workshop is to equip participants with specific skills and strategies to make the teenage years a success. Autistic teens use specific coping strategies to cope with having autism. The coping styles and the implications of these for understanding, teaching, parenting and managing autistic teens are described. The presenters will focus on a range of areas known to be important to autistic teenagers including the transition into high school, the learning profile and specific strategies to encourage academic and social success, the management of anxiety, stress, anger and depression, friendships, relationships and sexuality, what to do about bullying, and transition into a career.
  • $195 (early bird price)
  • 9.30am – 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance

This intensive two-day masterclass has been designed to increase participant’s knowledge and skills in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with Level 1 and Level 2 ASD, including Asperger’s syndrome.

During day one, participants will learn how to conduct a diagnostic assessment for a child or adolescent to determine whether that child is on the autism spectrum.

During day two, participants will learn best practice models for intervention with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

  • $315 – $630 (early bird price)
  • 9.30am – 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance 

Through several decades of working with children and adolescents with ASD and their families and schools, Michelle and Tony have discovered, developed and evaluated emotion management strategies based on Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that have proven to be effective in assisting children with ASD to learn about, and manage, their emotions from anxiety to love.

  • $175 (early bird price)
  • 9.30am – 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance 

STREAMED LIVE FROM THE UK

An exclusive Masterclass by Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett run by SDS Seminars Ltd in Association with Attwood & Garnett Events. It will be presented on Zoom over two consecutive days, 2 & 3 September 2021, 9 AM – 12 noon, UK time, in the beginning of the school year to enable practitioners, parents and teachers to work effectively with behavioural and emotional difficulties presented in children and adolescents with ASD.

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often struggle to understand and express emotions, resulting in high levels of anxiety, stress, anger and/or depression. These struggles have been made even more pronounced during the last several months of COVID-related uncertainty – numerous lockdowns, home-schooling, re-starting the school after several months of staying at home, worries about health and safety – to name just a few.

The presentation is for:

  • Teachers, teacher assistants, staff, school administration staff
  • Mental health professionals, including psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, counsellors, GPs, paediatricians and psychiatrists and others
  • Parents, carers and family members who support a child or adolescent with ASD

This presentation will celebrate the unique presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum (ASD). It will increase awareness and knowledge of the female presentation of ASD and share strategies we find useful in clinical practice. We will address key challenges, including self-understanding, adolescence, relationships and expressing and managing emotions. We will provide strategies to maximise the possibility of successful outcomes.

  • $175 (early bird price)
  • 9.30am – 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance

This intensive two-day masterclass has been designed to increase participants knowledge and skills in how to conduct a diagnostic assessment for a girl or woman to determine whether they have autism, including measurement of camouflaging, comorbidity, differential diagnosis, and use of and adaptations to conventional psychometric assessment.

During day one, participants will know how to conduct a diagnostic assessment with a girl or woman to determine the presence or absence of autism using a range of instruments and apply that information for greater understanding and support at home, school and work.

During day two, participants will be able to assess and understand the common clinical issues for autistic girls and women, how these can be expressed and maintained, and to design an intervention programme for home, school or the workplace, using individual or group therapy.

  • $315 – $630 (early bird price)
  • 9.30am – 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony, Michelle and Barb throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance 

The course will equip participants to understand the reasons behind the challenging behaviour to working hypotheses that will meaningfully inform a positive behavioural support plan. Participants will learn effective strategies to assist to develop communication tools, teach new behaviours effectively, encourage good social outcomes, accommodate sensory sensitivity, and manage strong emotions.

  • $175 (early bird price)
  • 9.30am – 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance 

STREAMED LIVE FROM THE UK

An exclusive Masterclass by Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett run by SDS Seminars Ltd in Association with Attwood & Garnett Events. It will be presented on Zoom over two consecutive days, 16 & 17 November 2021, 9 AM – 12 noon, UK time.

The purpose of this Masterclass is to equip participants with specific skills and strategies to make the teenage and early adulthood years a success.

The presenters will focus on a range of areas known to be important to autistic teenagers including:

  • the transition into high school/college/uni
  • the learning profile and specific strategies to encourage academic and social success
  • the management of anxiety, stress, anger and depression
  • friendships, relationships and sexuality
  • what to do about bullying
  • substances misuse
  • transition into a career

The presentation is for:

  • Parents, family members
  • Health professionals who see adolescents/young adults with Autism (ASD Level 1 or 2) as part of their practice, including psychologists, paediatric psychiatrists, paediatricians, GPs, psychotherapists, counsellors, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and social workers.
  • Educational professionals, including teachers, teacher’s assistants, SENCO, school counsellors.