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WEBCAST EVENT: MASTERCLASS Day 1 – Diagnosis for Autistic Teenagers – 24 October 2024

Original price was: $313.50.Current price is: $280.50.

Live Webcast – Thursday 24th October 2024
9:30am-4:00pm AEST (Brisbane)

Please note that this is Day 1 of a 2-Day Masterclass. To see Day 2 <CLICK HERE> 

Purpose 

Masterclass Day 1 will add to your discipline-specific knowledge to increase your skill and understanding about conducting a diagnostic assessment for a teenager who may be autistic whether you confer the diagnosis, contribute to the diagnostic process, or are simply interested in how to recognise and understand autism.

Description

This intensive one-day Masterclass has been designed to add to the participant’s discipline-specific knowledge and skills in the diagnostic assessment of adolescents for autism. The training includes which co-occurring conditions to screen for, considerations for differentiating other conditions from autism, use of psychometric assessment, report preparation skills and considerations for disclosure of a diagnosis of autism to parents and the adolescent.  

Whilst this Masterclass includes some content from our previous course, Masterclass: Diagnosis for Autistic Children and Adolescents, we have updated the course and only discuss diagnosis for teenagers to allow more depth on this topic.  

NB: Different Guidelines exist within different countries concerning who may provide a diagnostic assessment to receive support and funding. Attending this Masterclass will not train you to become a diagnostician or to be eligible to provide a diagnostic assessment. 

Who will benefit?

Health professionals who are involved in the diagnostic assessment of adolescents, including psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, mental health nurses, counsellors, GPs, paediatric psychiatrists, and paediatricians.

Educational professionals, parents and family members who are interested in how to recognise and understand autism.

Description

Purpose 

Masterclass Day 1 will add to your discipline-specific knowledge to increase your skill and understanding about conducting a diagnostic assessment for a teenager who may be autistic whether you confer the diagnosis, contribute to the diagnostic process, or are simply interested in how to recognise and understand autism. 

Description

This intensive one-day Masterclass has been designed to add to the participant’s discipline-specific knowledge and skills in the diagnostic assessment of adolescents for autism. The training includes which co-occurring conditions to screen for, considerations for differentiating other conditions from autism, use of psychometric assessment, report preparation skills and considerations for disclosure of a diagnosis of autism to parents and the adolescent.  

Whilst this Masterclass includes some content from our previous course, Masterclass: Diagnosis for Autistic Children and Adolescents, we have updated the course and only discuss diagnosis for teenagers to allow more depth on this topic.  

NB: Different Guidelines exist within different countries concerning who may provide a diagnostic assessment to receive support and funding. Attending this Masterclass will not train you to become a diagnostician or to be eligible to provide a diagnostic assessment. 

TEACHING PROCESS:

The course material is presented using a combination of didactic teaching, case studies, and question time. Each day is a stand-alone workshop, and participants may choose to choose either one or both workshops. There are several Handouts included to assist clinicians in their practice and to supplement the teaching process. 

Testimonials

“Michelle and Tony provided such a positive and uplifting presentation on autism, I thoroughly enjoyed the way in which you promoted autism as a strength rather than a defective quality.” 

“Thankyou you both very much. A savvy and sophisticated partnership.” 

“Really enjoyed the videos and case studies. Very motivating. Fantastic training!” 

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

  • Understand DSM5 definitions of autism and how to gain data to compare against these, including the female and subtle profiles
  • Know best practice guidelines for diagnostic assessment of autism
  • Know what to assess to inform the diagnostic assessment for an adolescent who may be autistic
  • Recommended screening and diagnostic psychometric tools for autism
  • Know the common co-occurring and differential diagnoses associated with autism
  • Understand the consideration for differentiating autism from other commonly co-occurring conditions
  • To learn tips on the preparation for useful reports reporting the results of the diagnostic assessment
  • Gain useful ideas for how to share diagnostic assessment results with parents
  • Understand strategies about how and when to disclose and explain the diagnosis to an adolescent

What You Will Receive

  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event. A once-off 30-day extension is available. See our FAQs for further information.
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance (upon request)
  • 5.5 hours elective CPD per day of the Masterclass, within the participant’s professional organisation.

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Discounts, Cancellation and Refunds

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Discounts: We offer discounts for the following people: full-time student, low income earner, unemployed, or those on a state/government pension. To apply for a discount, please visit: https://attwoodandgarnettevents.com/discount-application/

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.