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Talking about functioning and autism: public lecture for parents

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Curtin University St Georges Terrace

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Perth, WA 6000

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The Curtin University Autism Research Group (CARG) and Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) Autism Research Team have pleasure in presenting a free public lecture for parents by Professor Sven Bölte from Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Dr Ben Milbourn from Curtin University.

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In understanding the experience of living with Autism Spectrum Disorder it is important to consider functioning and challenges beyond those captured within the diagnosis.

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) developed by the World Health Organization provides a framework supporting the comprehensive description of the lived experience of people with ASD.

The ICF Core Sets for ASD (ie. a shortlist of ICF categories most relevant for people with ASD), developed by Karolinska Institute and the ICF Research Branch, provide a tool for describing functioning and the support needs of people with ASD and their families.

In this talk Professor Sven Bölte will discuss functioning in autism, present the ICF Core Sets for ASD and discuss how they might support communication between those living with autism, service providers
and disability funders.

About the speakers

Professor Sven Bölte is the Director of the Centre of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institute in Sweden and leads autism-related research within the World Health Organisation. Sven collaborates extensively with researchers in Western Australia including the Curtin Autism Research Group, the Telethon Kids Institute and the Autism Association of Western Australia.

Dr Ben Milbourn is a Senior Teaching and Research Academic at the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, and a member of the Curtin Autism Research Group. Ben will share his experiences as a parent supporting a child with autism to transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme and plan early intervention supports using the language of participation and functioning.

Reminder: AUTISM OPEN DAY 2019 will take place on Sunday 24 March. Click here for more info


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