Tony Attwood – ‘Autism insights for professionals’

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Event type Conference

Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, Dublin, D22 X4W6, Ireland

Tony Attwood

Please note this event has been postponed. 

The day is split into two sessions (morning & afternoon).

Morning session

The profile of abilities in girls and women with ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome)

This presentation describes how girls and women accommodate and camouflage the characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome with examples of the life experiences of girls and women with Asperger’s syndrome.  The presentation includes a description of screening tools to identify the female expression of Asperger’s syndrome.  Strategies are also provided to help girls and women with Asperger’s syndrome develop friendships and relationships, cope with bullying and teasing, manage emotions, develop a positive sense of self and develop a successful career. 

 Afternoon session

The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder including ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome)

The diagnostic criteria for autism and Asperger’s syndrome are explained with an emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of our current diagnostic criteria.

The presentation is of value to practitioners by including a script and protocol to use in a diagnostic assessment.  The diagnostic procedures are applicable to children, teenagers and adults and include a DVD recording of a diagnostic assessment of a ten-year-old child with Asperger’s syndrome.

The presentation also includes the latest theories with regard to the origins of Asperger’s syndrome and autism.

Who should attend

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

  • Clinical Practitioners
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Family Doctors, Nurses and GPs
  • Social Care Workers and leaders
  • Teachers and support staff
  • Youth-based service workers and leaders
  • Commissioners of health and education service
  • Those working with children and young people with autism.

 

About the speaker

Tony Attwood

Tony is an International Keynote speaker on Autism and Asperger’s, and together with his own private practice he is Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Queensland, and a Senior Consultant at Minds and Hearts clinic, Brisbane.

He is best selling author, with sales topping 1 million, and titles translated into 28 languages. He is the author of scientific papers, and has written the primary textbook on Asperger’s syndrome, together with working with thousands of individuals with Asperger’s syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Condition.

Programme – exact times tbc

08.30 Registration

09.30 The profile of abilities in girls and women with ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome) – Part 1

10.30 Break

11.00 The profile of abilities in girls and women with ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome) – Part 2

12.00 Q&A

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder incl. ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome) Part 1

15.30 Break

15.00 Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder incl. ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome) Part 2

16.00 Q&A

16.30 End