• 2 hours 51 mins
  • You have 60 days from the date of purchase to complete the course. A once-off 30-day extension is available*. See our FAQs for further information.
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • A Certificate of Completion is available upon request
  • Suitable for professionals

Who Will Benefit?

  • Autistic adults who also have ADHD.
  • 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.
  • 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, and 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. Please email us at if you require an invoice.


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.

See the trailer below for more information on the content.

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 has an Honour’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of London. He is currently an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Tony has written many publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. His original book, titled Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals was published in 1998 and has been translated into over 25 languages.

Tony operates a diagnostic and psychological support clinic two days a week for children and adults. He also spends considerable time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and seminars.


Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for nearly 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 six highly regarded books on autism, five with Prof Tony Attwood. Her 2018 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. Her most recent books Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provide guidance to parents of young children on the autism spectrum.  She regularly provides training to four Australian Universities.


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

  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Completion (upon request)
  • You may count 3 hours toward your CPD hours
  • Access to the content for 60 days from the date of purchase (accessed via the Member Dashboard). A once-off 30-day extension is available*. See our FAQs for further information.

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