LIVE WEBCAST ONLY: Girls and Women with Autism
Friday 4th September, 2020 – 9.30am – 4.00pm
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.
The presentation is for parents and family members, individuals on the spectrum, counsellors, GPs, occupational therapists, paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists, teachers and teacher’s assistants.
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 to apply for a discount.
Unable to pay online: If you are unable to pay online, please download the registration form here and mail to us.
This course celebrates the unique presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum. The webcast 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 girls may be different to boys with autism 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
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.
About the speakers
Prof. Tony Attwood PhD is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist, educator, and author. Recently featured on ABC’s Australian Story, Tony is one of the world’s foremost authorities on autism. His book Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals is an international best seller and seminal in the field.
Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for 27 years. In 2005 she founded Minds & Hearts, a now internationally recognised Clinic. Her research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health. She has co-authored five highly regarded books on autism. Her most recent book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation,
Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.
Cancellation/Refund Policy Australia
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.