New Zealand's leading training providers on autism

Dr Tony Attwood is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist, educator, and author who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. Tony is one of the world’s foremost authorities on autism.

Dr Michelle Garnett is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for 27 years. In 2005 she founded Minds & Hearts, a now internationally recognised clinic specialising in autism spectrum disorders. Her research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health. Michelle has co-authored five highly regarded books on ASD, including three books with Tony.



Succeeding with Autism in the Teens

| with Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

Friday 4 December 2020 | 11.30am-6.00pm (NZT)

The purpose of this workshop is to equip participants with specific skills and strategies to make the teenage years a success. Autistic teens use specific coping strategies to cope with having autism. The coping styles and the implications of these for understanding, teaching, parenting and managing autistic teens are described. The presenters will focus on a range of areas known to be important to autistic teenagers including the transition into high school, the learning profile and specific strategies to encourage academic and social success, the management of anxiety, stress, anger and depression, friendships, relationships and sexuality, what to do about bullying, and transition into a career.

Who should attend:

Teachers, Teacher Aides, SENCOs, School Principals, Counsellors, RTLBs, SLTs, OTs, PTs, MOE and MOH Staff, Psychologists, Paediatricians, other Service Providers, and Families.

Course content:

Learning objectives:

  • Research on the neurology of the teenage brain and how this affects the teenager with autism
  • If, when and how to share the discovery of autism with your teenager
  • Strategies to transition an autistic teenager to high school
  • The learning profile of the teenager with autism and necessary classroom accommodations and considerations
  • How to recognise autism in teenagers who camouflage in school and diagnostic interviews
  • Strategies to teach teenagers with autism to develop awareness of themselves and their emotions, for use across settings
  • Parenting strategies for the autistic teenager
  • How to manage a meltdown
  • How to recognise and manage a depression attack
  • Understanding and supporting friendship for autistic teenagers
  • Teaching sexuality
  • Strategies for building resilience in the face of bullying and peer exclusion
  • How to manage the transition to career.

Cost (per person including GST):

$225 per Registration which must be paid prior to access being given to the online course.

Registration includes 30 days access to the on-demand recording so if you miss any of the live event, you can view it later.

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