Girls & Women with Asperger’s Syndrome
Friday 20th July, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Prof Tony Attwood is a world expert and leading authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and autism. Dr Michelle Garnett devised the world’s first screening tool for AS and is the Founder 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 and in the UK, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and New Zealand, for numerous Universities, Societies, Colleges, Schools and Support Networks. Tony and Michelle are clinical psychologists who have specialised in ASC and particularly in assisting girls and women on the autism spectrum. They are warm, inspiring engaging and knowledgeable presenters.
The female presentation of Asperger’s syndrome has largely been ignored in research and in definitions of Asperger’s syndrome. The sad result is that many girls and women with Asperger’s syndrome go undetected by health professionals or are misdiagnosed, which can lead to years of misdirected treatment.
This 1 day presentation will focus on and celebrate the unique presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum. The seminar is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of the female presentation of Asperger’s syndrome and share strategies and ideas found to be useful in clinical practice. Whilst paying careful attention to the many strengths that women on the autism spectrum share, the presenters will also explore the challenges that many of these women are faced with. The presenters will explore the difficulties associated with accurately diagnosing a female with an autism spectrum disorder due to females with AS commonly presenting with a unique profile. They will also discuss key areas of difficulty commonly reported by females with an ASC including self-understanding, adolescent issues, relationships, and expressing and managing emotions. The presenters will provide ideas and strategies that can maximize the possibility of successful outcomes for girls and women on the autism spectrum.
REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Parents and family members of girls and women on the autism spectrum.
Health and educational professionals.
Teenagers and women with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism.
Participants will benefit from the combined experience of these 2 presenters, each of whom is a clinical or developmental psychologist who currently practices within a clinic that specialises in autism spectrum disorders. Your presenters are:
1 day, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Greek Club & Convention Centre, Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane
$180 standard (after 22nd June)
$150 early bird (before 22nd June)
Includes morning tea and a light lunch
For cancellations: Up to 14 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be a refund of 50% of the fee. Attendance is fully transferable.