‘Autism; Bullying and teasing – Prof. Tony Attwood Special’ is a 3 hour webinar, including a Q & A session.
Children and young people with autism are more prone to bullying. Some children and young people will consider those with autism an easy target for bullying and teasing.
Some autistic individuals, as children and teenagers, have been told that they are bullied because they are ‘weird’, and if they stopped being ‘weird’ they wouldn’t be bullied. The presentation will dispel that myth. Someone on the autistic spectrum should never have to mask or camouflage their behaviour. There will be a focus on the power of the peer group to stop an autistic person being bullied, teased, humiliated or rejected. The intention is to change the behaviour of those who engage in bullying and teasing.
It should interest all mental health professionals, and particularly parents and those that support children and young people with autism. There will be effective interventions, tips, and advice, that can be used immediately.
Building on a robust evidence-base, all of these activities can be applied in the home, classroom, and social situations.
- An overview of the latest evidence-based research on bullying and autism
- Understanding of what the different forms bullying are, and in particular why children and young people on the autistic spectrum get targeted
- The stages and signs of being bullied, and what the psychological and mental health consequences are
- What strategies those working with neurotypical children and young people can do to reduce those incidents of those on the autistic spectrum being bullied and teased.
“Fantastic…, would recommend to all professionals and parents” – a past delegate
Who should attend
This event should be of interest to those who support autistic children and young people.
- Parents/carers of children and young people with autism
- 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.