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WEBCAST EVENT: Autism in School – 29 April 2024

$160.88

Live Webcast – Monday 29th April, 2024

9:30am – 4:00pm – AEST (Brisbane)

Description

Many teachers feel that their teaching qualifications did not prepare them to teach autistic students, yet autism occurs in 1 in 36 children, so they are highly likely to have an autistic child in their classroom. The training equips teachers to understand their autistic students to develop a positive working relationship with them and support them to achieve their best.  

We cover these topics and more: 

  • The autistic learning profile  
  • Managing executive functioning difficulties 
  • How autism presents differently in girls 
  • How to understand and relate to your autistic student 
  • Strategies to prevent and manage meltdowns and shutdowns 
  • Including emotions as part of the classroom curriculum 
  • Increasing motivation and attention
  • Friendships and creating an inclusive social culture 
  • Special interests and their uses in the classroom 
  • Sensory issues and accommodations 

Who Will Benefit?

Autism in School was specifically designed to train teachers and teacher’s aides in autism to increase their understanding of autism and equip them with specific strategies for teaching autistic children and adolescents in their classroom, in Primary and High School, Distance Education or Home Schooling. Education professionals who support the child or teenager attending school will also benefit, as well as Deputy Principals and Principals, Administrative Staff, Guidance Officers and school Counsellors. 

Health professionals supporting autistic children and adolescents who attend school, for example, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and mental health nurses. 

Parents and Carers with autistic children/teenagers currently attending primary or high school, Distance Education or Home Schooling. 

Description

Many teachers feel that their teaching qualifications did not prepare them to teach autistic students, yet autism occurs in 1 in 36 children, so they are highly likely to have an autistic child in their classroom. The webcast starts with understanding the autistic learning profile, including how to adapt teaching strategies so that an autistic student can learn the academic curriculum.  

Understanding why autistic students behave the way they do and struggle to fit in socially and regulate their emotions provides vital clues to the best strategies to assist them in adapting successfully to the classroom and school environment.  

We cover these topics and more: 

  • The autistic learning profile  
  • Managing executive functioning difficulties 
  • How autism presents differently in girls 
  • How to understand and relate to your autistic student 
  • Strategies to prevent and manage meltdowns and shutdowns 
  • Including emotions as part of the classroom curriculum 
  • Increasing motivation and attention 
  • Friendships and creating an inclusive social culture 
  • Special interests and their uses in the classroom 
  • Sensory issues and accommodations 

The workshop includes a combination of didactic teaching, participant activities, and Q&A. Participants attend via link to a live presentation.  They have access to a chat room where they can ask questions at any time. There is an opportunity to learn from workshop participants, as well as the trainers. 

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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

  • To be able to adapt classroom learning to suit an autistic child or adolescent’s learning profile 
  • To understand the different ways autism presents in girls and how to adapt to her needs in the classroom 
  • To develop a cooperative relationship between the teacher, school and the autistic student and their family 
  • Learn how to include emotional education as part of classroom learning and why this is important 
  • Learn how to support autistic friendships and create an inclusive classroom and playground culture 
  • Understand how to identify peer rejection and bullying, why it occurs and how to support an autistic student who is rejected and/or bullied 
  • Learn what motivates autistic students and how to maximise their focus and attention 
  • Learn how to use special interests constructively 
  • Understand the different sensory profiles of autistic students and helpful accommodations 
  • Know resources on autism in the classroom for teachers 

What You Will Receive

  • The Live Training runs for 5.5 hours
  • There is an opportunity for Q&A with Michelle and Tony throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • You may count 5.5 hours toward your CPD hours
  • 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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Discounts/Cancellation/Refund Policy

Please Note: The quickest and easiest way to book is online.

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 events@attwoodandgarnettevents.com to apply for a discount.

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.