Masterclass Day 1 adds to the participant’s discipline-specific training to increase their knowledge about how to conduct a diagnostic assessment for a girl or woman to determine whether they are autistic. The workshop covers the assessment of camouflaging, differential diagnosis, and the use of psychometric assessment. Participants will learn the challenges that autistic girls and women face in their daily lives and how autism can affect their friendships, relationships, sense of self, emotion regulation and career.
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.
Day 1 content assumes knowledge and skill in professional clinical assessment techniques, the principles of psychometrics, and ethical and professional issues.
Understand why autistic girls and women are under diagnosed.
Recognise camouflaging and compensation adaptation mechanisms.
Recognise the ways the profile of abilities for autistic girls may be different to autistic boys at different stages of development.
Recognise and understand the different pathways to diagnosis in autistic girls and women.
Know how to design and conduct a diagnostic assessment for a girl or woman.
Know recommended screening and diagnostic instruments for autism in girls and women and additional assessment procedures based on extensive diagnostic experience.
Utilise two new screening tools designed to identify the characteristics of ASD level 1 in girls and women.
Know how to differentiate autism from borderline personality disorder.
To use the diagnostic information to plan support and therapy at home, school, and work.
How to share the diagnostic assessment results with the person and family.
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For In the Room Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice for cancellation payment will be refunded, minus a £100 administrative fee per day to cover catering and administrative costs. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus £100 per day, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.
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