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LIVE WEBCAST: Autistic Girls and Women - 9 June 2023

$ 195.00

Early Bird Pricing Ends 26th May, 2023

Live Webcast: Friday 9th June, 2023

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 autistic female presentation 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 autistic children and/or adolescents 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 autistic girls and women. 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 autism in children, 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 autistic teenage girls
  • 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 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 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

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)

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.