LIVE WEBCAST: Succeeding with Autism in the Teens


Friday 4th December, 2020 – 9.30am – 4.00pm   Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Early Bird Price until November 20

The purpose of this workshop is to equip participants with specific skills and strategies to make the teenage years a success. Autistic teens use specific coping strategies to cope with having autism. The coping styles and the implications of these for understanding, teaching, parenting and managing autistic teens are described.  The presenters will focus on a range of areas known to be important to autistic teenagers including the transition into high school, the learning profile and specific strategies to encourage academic and social success, the management of anxiety, stress, anger and depression, friendships, relationships and sexuality, what to do about bullying, and transition into a career.

The presentation is for:

Parents, family members, health and educational professionals who see children and/or adolescents with Autism (ASD Level 1 or 2) as part of their practice, including psychologists, paediatric psychiatrists, paediatricians, GPs, teachers, teacher’s assistants, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, counsellors, and social workers.

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.


Learning objectives

  • Research on the neurology of the teenage brain and how this affects the teenager with autism
  • If, when and how to share the discovery of autism with your teenager
  • Strategies to transition an autistic teenager to high school
  • The learning profile of the teenager with autism and necessary classroom accommodations and considerations
  • How to recognise autism in teenagers who camouflage in school and diagnostic interviews
  • Strategies to teach teenagers with autism to develop awareness of themselves and their emotions, for use across settings
  • Parenting strategies for the autistic teenager
  • How to manage a meltdown
  • How to recognise and manage a depression attack
  • Understanding and supporting friendship for autistic teenagers
  • Teaching sexuality
  • Strategies for building resilience in the face of bullying and peer exclusion
  • How to manage the transition to career

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 and Founder of Minds & Hearts, a clinic specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Michelle has co-authored four books on ASD. Her most recent book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. She has co-authored three books with Tony on emotion management for children and adolescents.