We are delighted to welcome back Tony Attwood who will present 4 different seminars live online, and conduct a Q & A session for each. If you book on more than one of these seminars you will make a saving.
‘…one of the most inspirational and engaging speakers I have had the privilege of seeing’
Quick links about the event
About the seminars
1. Managing Anxiety – Thursday 3 June 2021, 09.00 UK (10.00 CET)
The webinar explores why autistic children and adolescents have high levels of anxiety, how they express and accommodate feeling anxious, and strategies for parents and professionals to moderate and manage anxiety.
- The reasons for high levels of anxiety, including impaired Theory of Mind, alexithymia, genetics and neurology, sensory sensitivity, cognitive profile, and previous experiences.
- How some behaviours associated with autism can be coping mechanisms for anxiety.
Learn strategies to:
- Create an emotion education programme to explore and communicate a range of feelings and thoughts associated with anxiety.
- Encourage a range of emotion communication and regulation abilities.
2. The Cognitive Profile Associated with Autism – Thursday 17 June 2021, 09.00 UK (10.00 CET)
The webinar explores the profile of cognitive abilities associated with autism and how the school curriculum and psychological therapies need to be modified to accommodate the profile.
- The learning styles associated with autism based on abilities and on difficulties with processing visual and linguistic information, processing time, cognitive flexibility, and executive functioning, and the need to seek patterns and systems.
- How to modify the academic curriculum and therapy according to an autistic child’s cognitive profile.
- Ways of improving motivation, coping with errors, specific learning disorders and social cohesion in group activities.
3. Developing the Friendship Abilities of Autistic Children in Primary School – Thursday 1 July 2021, 09.00 UK (10.00 CET)
The webinar explores the social reasoning and friendship abilities of autistic children in their primary school years and strategies to ‘read’ social situations with peers, facilitate social engagement, and make and keep friends.
- The profile of social cognition associated with autism.
- Adaptations to the profile including camouflaging.
- The stages of friendship for typical children during those years.
Learn strategies to:
- Develop friendship abilities at each stage.
- Enhance social cognition using a range of resources and activities.
4. Adolescent Issues for Autistic Teenagers – Thursday 15 July 2021, 09.00 UK (10.00 CET)
Autistic teenagers experience greater challenges during adolescence than their typical peers. The webinar explores these challenges and provides strategies to improve coping mechanisms, resilience, and connection with peers.
- The changing nature and depth of friendships and codes of conduct among adolescent peers.
- The vulnerability of autistic adolescents to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
- Signs of an emerging mood, personality or eating disorder.
Learn strategies to:
- Facilitate social cohesion, acceptance by peers and a positive sense of self.
- Help an autistic adolescent cope with increased stress and exhaustion.
- Explore aspects of sexuality.
Prices and booking
Each seminar is £35 (approx €41), booking on more than one and the price goes down to £35 (approx €35) each.
- Any single seminar £35 (approx €41)
- Any two seminars £65 (approx €76). SAVING £5 / €6
- Any three seminars £97.50 (approx €114). SAVING £9.75 / €11
- All four seminars £120 (approx €140). SAVING £20 / €23
To book simply click here and fill in the details.
Remember ACAMH is a charity and any surplus made is reinvested back to the benefit of our members and the industry as a whole. Recordings are available for 28 days after recordings. Please note these recordings are for the delegate only due to copyright and cannot be shared.
Who should attend
This event should be of interest to those who support autistic children and young people.
- Parents/carers of those with autistic children
- Social care workers and leaders
- Teachers and support staff
- Youth-based service workers and leaders
- Mental Health & Health Professionals
- Commissioners of health and education service
About the speaker
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 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1. He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press on emotion management, relationships and sexuality, and general advice for autistic children and adults.
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 presented several live webinars with his colleague, Dr. Michelle Garnett, which have been recorded and can be accessed via their website at www.attwoodandgarnettevents.com.
He has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with many expressions of autism.