San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
An introduction to Asperger’s syndrome
The characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome in children and adults are explained and the effects of those characteristics on the daily life of the person, along with those who journey with them in their role as Parents, Teachers or Clincians.
Managing challenging behaviour in children with autism
This presentation focuses on children and adolescents with classic autism and provides an explanation and strategies with regard to repetitive behaviour, emotion management and the development of effective communication systems for emotions.
The presentation will include strategies to help typical behaviours and the improvement of social understanding and coping with change.
Presenter - 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. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006 and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome. He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press.
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.
This workshop addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: No 1.1, 3.5, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 6.2, 7.4
It also addresses PACFA Standards