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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

presented by Dr Tony Attwood MSc, PhD, AFBPs, MCCPs


Dr Tony Attwood: Clinical Psychologist, world-renowned expert on aspergers syndrome, author

Tony Attwood is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He works in private practice in Brisbane but is also an adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.

Tony has written several publications on Aspergers Syndrome. His book, Aspergers Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 20 different languages.

Tony has worked with over 3,000 individuals of all ages with an autism spectrum disorder. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder all over the owrld and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject. His new book The Complete Guide to Aspergers Syndrome was published in October 2006. His presentations are informative and empowering.


Location Date Venue Time
Christchurch - Airport
Monday 18 March 2019 Sudima Hotel
Palmerston North

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Convention Centre
Auckland - Airport

Friday 22 March 2019

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport 9.30am-3.00pm

*Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.


Course Content:

Cognitive Abilities: A Different Way of Thinking and Learning: The unusual profile of cognitive abilities associated with autism spectrum disorder is described with an emphasis on the profile of intellectual abilities, problems with executive function, flexible thinking, coping with mistakes and weak central coherence. Strategies are described to improve motivation, organisation skills and academic achievement. Includes new content on Special Interests.

Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children with Autism: Provides an explanation and strategies for repetitive behaviour, emotion management, development of effective communication systems, self-injurious behaviour, improving social understanding and coping with change. Includes new content on strategies to improve social understanding and friendship skills.


Who should attend?

Anyone caring, living or working with someone with an autism spectrum disorder e.g. Teachers, Teacher Aides, SENCOs, School Principals, Counsellors, RTLBs, SLTs, OTs, PTs, GSE Staff, Psychologists, Paediatricians, other Service Providers and Families.



Registrations can be made online, by email, or by post on official registration forms only. If registering online you may make payment via credit card, direct credit, or post a cheque. If registering by post, please complete and mail with your payment to Creating Success, 15 Cromwell Point, Newlands, Wellington 6037.

All registrations will be confirmed by email (or post where email is not supplied) once payment has been received.

Numbers will be limited for each seminar so early registration is recommended.


Registration Fee (including GST):

Registration                                                   $250.00     Payment after Wednesday 20 February 2019

Earlybird Registration                                    $225.00    Payment prior to Wednesday 20 February 2019

For more information contact Jo Adkins on 021 708 875, or email; or Charmaine Brown on 021 069 0092 or email


Please click here to download a PDF of the registration form.