Adolescent issues for Autistic teenagers – Prof. Tony Attwood


Event type Webinar

09:00 - 12:00 UK time, 10:00 - 13:00 CET

Prof Tony attwood


Adolescent issues for Autistic teenagers – Prof. Tony Attwood’ is a 3 hour webinar, including a Q & A session.

Autistic teenagers experience greater challenges during adolescence than their typical peers. Professor Tony Attwood explores these challenges and provides strategies to improve coping mechanisms, resilience, and connection with peers.

It should interest all mental health professionals, and particularly parents and those that support autistic children and young people. 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.

Learning outcomes

  • Facilitate social cohesion, acceptance by peers and a positive sense of self.
  • Help an autistic adolescents cope with increased stress and exhaustion.
  • Explore aspects of sexuality.

Who should attend

This event should be of interest to those who support autistic children and young people.

  • Parents/carers of autistic children and young people
  • 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 has his own private practice, is a director of Attwood & Garnet Events, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 750,000 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 400,000 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 anxiety and depression, relationships and sexuality, employment 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 webinars and runs training courses on ASD for parents, professionals and autistic individuals all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject. He has presented numerous live webinars with his colleague, Dr Michelle Garnett, which have been recorded and can be accessed via their presentation website

He has worked with many thousands of autistic individuals of all ages with many expressions of autism.