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LIVE WEBCAST: Autistic Girls and Women - 28 October 2022

$195.00

Live Webcast: Friday 28th October, 2022

9.30am – 4.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST – Brisbane)

Description:

This presentation will celebrate the unique presentation of autistic girls and women. 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.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Parents and family members
  • Autistic girls and women
  • Health and educational professionals who see children and/or adolescents with autism as part of their practice, including psychologists, teachers, teachers assistants, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, GPs, paediatric psychiatrists, paediatricians, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses, nurse practitioners – mental health, and developmental educators

Does your Child or Adolescent have NDIS Funding?

If you are self-managed or third party-managed and parent education is in the Plan you can use your NDIS funding to attend this event.

Description

This presentation celebrates the unique presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum. The presentation will equip the participant to:

  • Understand why autistic girls and women are under diagnosed
  • Recognise camouflaging and compensation coping mechanisms
  • Recognise the ways the profile of abilities for autistic girls may be different to boys at different stages of development
  • Appreciate the different pathways to diagnosis in autistic adolescent girls and women
  • Utilise two new screening tools (QAS-C) designed to identify the characteristics of ASD level 1 in children and adolescents and in women
  • Understand issues regarding self-identity and low self-esteem for autistic girls and women
  • Strategies to enhance the concept of self
  • Learn activities in a group programme (Being Me) developed for teenage girls with ASD
  • Recognition of the effects of alexithymia and empathic attunement on the ability to experience and express emotions
  • Strategies to recognise and regulate emotions
  • The value of Energy Accounting to reduce the depth and duration of depression
  • Understanding how Polyvagal theory can facilitate emotion management
  • Learn strategies to develop friendship skills in childhood and adolescence
  • Choose resources to improve social reasoning abilities
  • Understand issues regarding adult relationships especially vulnerability, sexuality and being a mother
  • Learn best ways for seeking and maintaining employment

See trailer below for more information on content for the day. (Please note that the topics for the live webcast and the online pre-recorded course are the same.)

About the speakers

Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has an Honour’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of London. He is currently adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Tony has written many publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. His original book, titled Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals was published in 1998 and has been translated into over 25 languages.

Tony operates a diagnostic and psychological support clinic two days a week for children and adults. He also spends considerable time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and seminars.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for nearly three decades. Her peer reviewed research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health for autistic individuals. She has co-authored six highly regarded books on autism, five with Prof Tony Attwood. Her 2018 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. Her most recent books Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provide guidance to parent of young children on the autism spectrum.  She regularly provides training to four Australian Universities.

 

Learning Objectives

To learn how autism can be expressed in girls and women, how they may adapt to autism and strategies to enhance specific abilities.

Module 1

  • The profile of abilities of autistic girls and women
  • Imitation and camouflaging
  • Interests
  • Pathways to a diagnostic assessment

Module 2

  • Question time
  • A new screening tool for girls and women
  • Self-identity
  • Low self-esteem
  • Strategies to enhance and express the sense of self
  • Empathic attunement
  • Alexithymia
  • Energy accounting

Module 3

  • Question time
  • Anxiety
  • Polyvagal theory and autism
  • Friendships and relationships
  • Psychological reactions to being different
  • Issues experienced by teenage girls
  • Resources
  • A diagnosis of autism in the adult years

Module 4

  • Question time
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Being autistic and a mother
  • The adult female personal expression of autism
  • Employment

What will I be able to do as a result of attending this webcast?

Understand the adaptations to autism by girls and women, their daily challenges in making and keeping friends, learning, sensory sensitivity, emotion expression and regulation and sense of self as well as achieving and maintaining employment and being a mother.

Who will benefit?

  • Parents and family members
  • Autistic girls and women
  • Teachers, therapists, psychologists, paediatricians and psychiatrists

What You Will Receive

  • Access to the recording for 60 days following the live event
  • Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance

This live course counts for 5.5 hours of Continuing Professional Development or Teacher Accreditation hours. (For NSW Teachers: the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA).

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Discounts/Cancellation/Refund Policy Australia

Please Note: The quickest and easiest way to book is online.

Discount: If you are a full time student requiring a discount please enquire about our student rate and send in a photocopy of your student ID card or if you are facing hardship please email events@attwoodandgarnettevents.com to apply for a discount.

For Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus $50, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.