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LIVE WEBCAST: Autistic Adults - 10 November 2023

$154

Early Bird pricing ends 27th September, 2023

Live Webcast – Friday 10th November 2023

9:30am – 4:00pm – AEST (Brisbane)

Description

Many autistic adults are discovering their autism for the first time in adulthood; others have navigated their lives to date with the knowledge of being autistic but are still finding new challenges in their adult lives. We created this presentation to help autistic adults understand themselves through the lens of autism, discover ideas and strategies to meet their challenges, and assist professionals involved in helping autistic adults. We draw on the latest research and our combined 80 years of experience as clinical psychologists to describe many ideas and strategies to help.  There is an opportunity to ask questions throughout the day. Our topics include:

coping mechanisms for growing up and being autistic in a world dominated by neurotypicals;

leaving home and becoming independent;

creating or extending a social network;

understanding and accepting the authentic self;

finding and keeping a partner;

being a parent;

employment issues;

managing executive function challenges;

autism over the adult lifespan;

mental health, including managing anxiety and depression;

physical health

the effects of the discovery of autism later in life;

well-being as an autistic adult.

Who Will Benefit?

Autistic adults; Parents and carers who are supporting an autistic adult; Health professionals supporting and providing therapy for autistic adults, e.g.: Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Psychiatrists, GPs

Does your Child or Adolescent have NDIS Funding?

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

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Description

Many autistic adults are discovering their autism for the first time in adulthood; others have navigated their lives to date with the knowledge of being autistic but are still finding new challenges in their adult lives. We created this presentation to help autistic adults understand themselves through the lens of autism, discover ideas and strategies to meet their challenges, and assist professionals involved in helping autistic adults. We draw on the latest research and our combined 80 years of experience as clinical psychologists to describe many ideas and strategies to help.

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 gain strategies and ideas for:

leaving home and becoming independent;

creating or extending a social network;

understanding and accepting the authentic self;

finding and keeping a partner;

being a parent;

employment issues;

executive function challenges;

mental health, including managing anxiety and depression;

physical health;

well-being as an autistic adult.

Also:

To gain an up-to-date understanding of autism in adulthood based on the latest research;

To understand autism over the adult lifespan and the effects of the discovery of autism later in life.

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

To achieve greater knowledge and confidence in understanding and supporting autistic adults to maximise the best outcomes, whether you are autistic yourself or are a professional or parent.

What You Will Receive

The Live Training runs for 5.5 hours

There is an opportunity for Q&A with Michelle and Tony throughout the day

Downloadable Handouts to complement the course

You may count 5.5 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 5.5  hours of Continuing Professional Development.

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.