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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Conference
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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Day 1 for Health Professionals 1 hour before event starts $308.00 $18.03
Day 2 for Parents and Teachers 1 hour before event starts $50.00 $3.84
Waitlist: Day 2 for Parents and Teachers 1 hour before event starts Free $0.00
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Conference

We welcome you to our upcoming conference covering various topics on Autism Spectrum Disorder, aimed at health professionals and community groups including parents and teachers.
Topics from our keynote speakers Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett, are as follows: 


Thursday 21st February 2019 
Day 1 for Health Professionals 
9am - 4.30pm
The Cairnmillar Institute
391-393 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn 3123 VIC

  • The diagnosis of ASD Level 1 in late childhood and adolescence.
  • The male and female presentation of ASD Level 1. 
  • Differential and dual diagnosis


Friday 22nd February 2019
Day 2 for Parents and Teachers
9.30am - 4pm
NEW VENUE: Hawthorn Arts Centre/Town Hall
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 VIC

  • Strategies to navigate the stormy waters of adolescence.
  • The daily challenges experienced by adolescents with ASD Level 1, Including: 
    - Bullying and teasing

    - Sense of self
    - Friendships and sexuality
    - Emotion management
    - Learning profile


Keynote Speakers:

Professor Tony Attwood
Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. 
Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with Asperger’s syndrome all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject. 
He has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with Asperger’s syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

Dr Michelle Garnett
Michelle is a clinical psychologist and founder and Director of ‘Minds & Hearts: A Clinic for Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.’ The clinic was born through her passion for understanding autism spectrum conditions (ASC), and her strong desire to be part of positive change for people who have ASC and their families. 
Michelle has specialized in autism spectrum conditions for the past 17 years, developing expertise in all subtypes of autism across all ages. Michelle created the first screening instrument for Asperger’s Syndrome, the Australian Scale for Asperger’s Syndrome (ASAS) in 1993. She provides training in ASC for postgraduate clinical students and has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and workshop events.


For any enquiries, please contact:
Ms Lana Winzar
Short Course and Marketing Coordinator
03 9813 3400

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Hawthorn, VIC 3122


The Cairnmillar Institute

Cairnmillar is an outstanding example of what psychology and psychotherapy can do for people, and for our community. Cairnmillar has established a reputation not only for itself, but for the place of psychology in the helping professions. In addition, its professional and community education programs have been a high priority from the outset. It also has a vigorous training School of Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

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