Tony Attwood ‘Autism essentials for parents’ – Ireland


Event type Day Conference

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

Tony Attwood

Please note this event has been postponed. 


About the day

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

Morning session: Strategies to reduce being bullied
Parents and teachers hope that integration with peers will be enjoyable and successful. Some children will welcome the opportunity to play or socialise with the child or adolescent with ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome). However, some children will consider the child an easy target for bullying and teasing. Children with Asperger’s syndrome are more prone to bullying and teasing in comparison to typical children. The presentation explains why children with Asperger’s syndrome are more likely to be a target and strategies to reduce incidents of bullying and teasing.

Afternoon session: Special interests
There would appear to be several stages in the development of special interests and the presentation outlines the developmental sequence and the reasons why specific interests occur as part of the overall profile of ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome). The perspective of parents, teachers and the person with Asperger’s syndrome are explored and strategies outlined to make constructive use of the interest or to reduce the dominance of a specific interest in the person’s daily life.

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
  • Commissioners of health and education service

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.

“Fantastic…, would recommend to all professionals and parents”

Programme – exact times tbc

08.30 Registration

09.30 Strategies to reduce being bullied Part 1

10.30 Break

11.00 Strategies to reduce being bullied Part 2

12.00 Q&A

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Special interests Part 1

15.30 Break

15.00 Special interests Part 2

16.00 Q&A

16.30 Close