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LIVE WEBCAST: Autism and ADHD - 14 April 2023

$78

Early bird pricing ends 1st April 2023

Live Webcast: Friday 14th April, 2023

9.30 – 12.45pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST – Brisbane)

Description

Research has shown over several decades now that it is very common for autistic individuals to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with some research studies estimating the co-occurrence to be up to 70%.  Even if the person does not meet the full diagnostic criteria for ADHD, they often show fragments of the condition, having difficulties with focus, concentration, planning, organisation, and impulsivity.

This presentation will cover the latest research on autism and ADHD, the additional strengths, and challenges of being autistic and having ADHD, and strategies to cope across school, work, leisure and home. ADHD and autism across the age span will be covered. The purpose of the workshop is to equip participants to understand and support their own ADHD or their child’s or clients, in the context of autism, to maximise the possibility of the best outcomes.

Who Will Benefit?

Parents and carers with autistic children (including adult children) who also have ADHD, or who are struggling with areas of executive function, including organisation and distractibility.

Autistic adults who also have ADHD.

Educational professionals including: Teachers, Teacher’s Aides, Principals, Deputy Principals, Administrative Staff, Guidance Officers, and School Counsellors. (NB: NSW Teachers can use this event as an Elective CPD).

Health professionals supporting autistic children and adolescents who attend school, for e.g.: Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses.

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

Research has shown over several decades now that it is very common for autistic individuals to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with some research studies estimating the co-occurrence to be up to 70%.  Even if the person does not meet the full diagnostic criteria for ADHD, they often show fragments of the condition, having difficulties with focus, concentration, planning, organisation, and impulsivity.

This presentation will cover the latest research on autism and ADHD, the additional strengths, and challenges of being autistic and having ADHD, and strategies to cope across school, work, leisure and home. ADHD and autism across the age span will be covered. The purpose of the workshop is to equip participants to understand and support their own ADHD or their child’s or clients, in the context of autism, to maximise the possibility of the best outcomes.

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 currently works in his own private practice and is also an adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006, has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1. Tony has been a sole and joint author for a further 14 subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press. He has also contributed to 38 research papers and 22 book chapters.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD Dr Michelle Garnett is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for 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 seven highly regarded books on autism, six with Prof Tony Attwood. Her most recent book, Autism Working: A Seven-Stage Plan to Thriving at Work lays out a practical plan for autistic adolescents and adults to thrive at work, including how to onboard an autistic employee. Her 2019 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. She co-wrote Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum to provide guidance to parents of young autistic children. She runs a private practice in Brisbane, Australia, and regularly provides training in autism nationally and internationally.

Learning Objectives

To achieve an up-to-date understanding of the co-occurrence of autism and ADHD, based on the latest research;

To understand the unique strengths and challenges that occur when an autistic person also has ADHD;

To know the pro’s and con’s of medication for ADHD for autistic individuals;

To know how to support an autistic student with ADHD in the classroom, as a teacher and a parent;

To gain ideas for strategies as an autistic adult managing ADHD in the workplace;

To support an autistic child or adolescent with ADHD at home – developing realistic expectations and support strategies.

What will I be able to do as a result of taking this course?

To have greater knowledge and confidence in understanding and supporting ADHD in the context of autism to maximise the best outcomes for the person.

What You Will Receive

The Live Training runs for 3 hours

There is opportunity for Q&A with Michelle and Tony

Downloadable Handouts to complement the course

You may count 3 hours toward your CPD hours

All attendees will be given access to the recording for 60 days after the event (accessed via the Member Dashboard)

Certificate of Attendance (upon request)

This live course counts for 3 hours of Continuing Professional Development or Teacher Accreditation hours. (For NSW Teachers: the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA).

Within 24 hours, you will receive an email with your login credentials for the new Member Dashboard. If you haven’t received these details after 48 hours, please email events@attwoodandgarnettevents.com

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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.