This intensive one-day Masterclass will increase the participant’s knowledge and skill in providing support and therapy to autistic children and adolescents. Participants will learn best practice models for therapy with autistic children and adolescents, including adaptations for teaching, and individual and group therapy programs. Specific therapeutic techniques are provided for treating depression and anxiety, provision of family support, and encouraging friendship and a positive self-identity. Classroom accommodations that support autistic students at school are also provided.
The course material is presented using a combination of didactic teaching, taped demonstrations from real-life clinical sessions, case studies, and question time. There are several Handouts included to assist clinicians in their practice and to supplement the teaching process.
See the trailer below for more information on what’s covered on Day 2.
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For full information about Day 1, please see Masterclass Day 1 – Diagnosis for Autistic Children & Adolescents
About the speakers
Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder. He works in his 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.