Succeeding with Asperger’s Syndrome in the Teens: Boys & Girls with Asperger's Syndrome
Saturday 10th March 2012, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Prof Tony Attwood is an internationally acknowledged expert and leading authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and autism. He has written some of the world’s leading textbooks on AS. Dr Michelle Garnett devised the world’s first screening tool for AS and is the Founder and Director of Minds & Hearts, a specialist clinic in Brisbane for children and adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Both are Internationally known presenters, having presented together around Australia, the UK, and Europe. Steve Den Kaat is a highly accomplished and skilled clinician who has specialized in ASC over the past 10 years. Steve is Clinic Director of “Embracing the Other Half”, a specialist clinic for ASC in Sydney. Tony, Michelle and Steve are clinical psychologists who together have over 60 years of experience in helping teenagers with autism spectrum conditions. They are warm, inspiring, engaging and knowledgeable presenters.
The purpose of this workshop is to equip participants with specific skills and strategies to make the teenage years a success. Important gender differences in the presentation of Asperger’s syndrome will be clarified, with specific consideration of these differences for assisting the teenager with AS in the best possible ways. The presenters will focus on a range of areas known to be important to both boys and girls with Asperger’s Syndrome including the transition into high school, the learning profile of the person with AS/ASC and specific strategies to encourage learning success, the management of anxiety, stress, anger and depression, friendships, relationships and sexuality, what to do about bullying, and transition into a career.
REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Teachers, Psychologists, Doctors and other Professionals, Teacher’s Assistants, Service Providers, Parents and other family members
Participants will benefit from the combined experience of 3 presenters, each of whom is a clinical psychologist who currently practices within a clinic that specialises in autism spectrum conditions.
Your presenters are:
1 day, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Early Bird (before February 11th): $150 (incl. GST)
Registration includes welcome tea and coffee, morning tea and a light lunch.
For cancellations: Up to 14 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $20 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be a refund of 50% of the fee. Attendance is fully transferable.