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Succeeding with Asperger's Syndrome in the Teens

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Professor Tony Attwood & Dr Michelle Garnett
Description The purpose of this workshop is to equip participants with specific skills and strategies to make the teenage years a success. Important gender differences in the presentation of Asperger's Syndrome will be clarified, with specific consideration of these differences for assisting the teenager with AS in the best possible ways. The presenters will focus on a range of areas known to be important to both boys and girls with Asperger's Syndrome including the transition into high school, the learning profile of the person with AS/ASC and specific strategies to encourage learning success, the management of anxiety, stress, anger and depression, friendships, relationships and sexuality, what to do about bullying, and transition into a career.
About the presenter(s) Professor Tony Attwood is a world expert and leading authority on Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and autism. Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum conditions since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. His book "Asperger's Syndrome - A Guide for Parents and Professionals" has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over twenty languages. He has worked with over 6,000 individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Condition. His latest book "The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" was published in October 2006. Dr Michelle Garnett is the Founder of Minds & Hearts, a specialist clinic in Brisbane for children and adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Both are internationally known presenters, having presented together around Australia, New Zealand and Europe for numerous Universities, Societies, Colleges, Schools and Support Networks. Tony and Michelle are clinical psychologists who together have over 50 years of experience in helping people with autism spectrum conditions. They are warm, inspiring engaging and knowledgeable presenters.
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue Rydges on Swanston
701 Swanston Street, Carlton

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 16 Mar 2013
Time 9.30am to 4.00pm
Cost Early Bird: $150 (if registration paid prior to 15th February 2013) Regular: $180 (if paid after 15th February 2013)
Organiser Minds and Hearts
Contact Name Louise Ford
Telephone 07 3844 9466
Fax 07 3844 9533