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WEBCAST EVENT: Autism, ADHD and Executive Function – 18 January 2025

Original price was: $189.75.Current price is: $140.25.

Live Webcast – Saturday, 18th January 2025

9:30am – 4:00pm GMT (London)

Description

Research has shown over several decades that it is very common for autistic individuals to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with some research studies estimating the co-occurrence is up to 70%. Even if the person does not meet the full diagnostic criteria for ADHD, they have daily problems with executive function, including difficulties with focus, concentration, planning, organisation, time management and impulsivity.

This full day course 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 to maximise the possibility of the best outcomes.

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 problems 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 neurodiverse children and adolescents who attend school, e.g. Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Nurses. 

Description

Research has shown over several decades that it is very common for autistic individuals to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with some research studies estimating the co-occurrence is up to 70%. Even if the person does not meet the full diagnostic criteria for ADHD, they have daily problems with executive function, including difficulties with focus, concentration, planning, organisation, time management and impulsivity.

This full day course 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 to maximise the possibility of the best outcomes.

Testimonials

“More than any of the others I’ve participated in the last 4-5 years, this workshop helped explain so much about being AuDHD. I now know without a doubt that I am both autistic and ADHD, although I’ve only ever been formally diagnosed with ADHD (and several other acronyms).”

“It is so relevant for parents to have material presented that reflects our reality – given so many kids have both Autism and ADHD. I found this really relevant and helpful better to get my head around my child’s experience and how I can support her. Thank you.”

“I really enjoyed the free-flow conversation between Michelle and Tony. It made the presentation style easy to engage with. I also really liked the Q&A style, where you addressed the questions mid-way and prioritised the most popular questions.”

About the speakers

Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a remarkable career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is one of the world’s foremost specialists on Autism. Holding 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, his credentials are a testament to his expertise. Currently serving as an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland, Professor Attwood’s impact has enriched the global understanding of autism.

Alongside Dr Michelle Garnett, Professor Attwood co-founded Attwood & Garnett Events in 2019, driven by the shared goal of enhancing autism awareness and understanding. Their shared vision seeks to reshape the narrative surrounding autism to create a world where autism is embraced, and the diverse strengths, talents, and perspectives of autistic individuals are celebrated. This transformative narrative fosters a more inclusive and accepting society, benefitting all its members.

Renowned for his extensive contributions to understanding Asperger’s Syndrome, now commonly referred to as autism, Professor Attwood has authored numerous publications on the subject. His seminal book, Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals debuted in 1998, resonated globally and has since found its voice in over 25 languages, making his insights accessible across cultures and continents.

With a dedicated commitment to practical application, he has run a private practice for 30 years, only recently closing his books due to a long waiting list. Beyond his clinical work, he dedicates significant time to travel, sharing insights and knowledge through workshops and seminars across national and international platforms.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of specialising in autism. In 2005, she founded Minds & Hearts, a clinic specialised to autism, where she served as Clinical and Managing Director for 14 years until 2019. Alongside Tony Attwood she co-founded Attwood & Garnett Events in 2019, aiming to enhance autism awareness and understanding with a vision to foster a neuro-affirming community.
In addition to her extensive private practice, Dr Garnett has significantly contributed to autism research, authored influential books, and engaged in impactful speaking engagements. Her peer-reviewed research has informed our understanding of early autism identification, the female autism profile, and the link between mental health and positive outcomes in autistic individuals. She has co-authored six respected books on autism, including the influential Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism (2018) with Barb Cook, a seminal work on the female autism experience. Her recent books, Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum offer invaluable guidance to parents of young autistic children.
Dr Garnett is a sought-after presence in academic circles, presenting as a Keynote Speaker at conferences and conducting workshops, seminars, and training sessions on autism across Australia, the UK, and Europe. Her influence extends to universities, autism organisations, government, and non-governmental bodies, solidifying her reputation as a prominent figure in the autism field. Dr Garnett is autistic and has ADHD, late diagnosed.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training the participant will be able to: 

Achieve an up-to-date understanding of the co-occurrence of autism and ADHD, and the status of treatments for ADHD and executive function based on the latest research 

Understand the unique strengths and challenges that occur when an autistic person also has ADHD  

Know the pros and cons of medication for ADHD for autistic individuals across the age span 

Know how to support an autistic student with ADHD or executive function difficulties in the classroom, as a teacher and/or a parent; 

Implement strategies as an autistic adult managing ADHD in the workplace; 

Support an autistic person with ADHD at home– developing realistic expectations and support strategies 

Learn strategies to manage ADHD as an autistic adult or adolescent 

What You Will Receive

  • The Live Training runs for 5.5 hours
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • All attendees will be given access to the recording for 60 days after the event (accessed via the Member Dashboard). A once-off 30-day extension is available. See our FAQs for further information.
  • Certificate of Attendance (upon request)

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Cancellation/Refund Policy UK

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.