New Zealand's leading training providers on autism

Introducing Our Key Speakers

Dr 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. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject. His presentations are informative and empowering.

Dean Beadle is an adult with Aspergers Syndrome. He is an experienced journalist, and tours extensively throughout the UK, Australia and New Zealand speaking about his experiences with Aspergers, discussing how he developed from a child considered a "monster" to an A-Grade student. Dean's story highlights a humorous and moving personal experience of life in education with Aspergers, and proves just how big a difference parents and professionals can make to children on the spectrum.