Emotion Management for Children and Teens with ASD

Event date: 16 March 2018 , Comments

Learn about emotion management for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from two of the world’s leading ASD experts at this full day workshop.

Professor Tony Attwood is an international authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and ASD, and Dr Michelle Garnett devised the world’s first screening tool for AS.

Together these two clinical psychologists have more than 50 years experience in supporting people with ASD.

Participants will learn:

  • Why children and adolescents with ASD have emotion management difficulties
  • How anxiety presents behaviourally for a child or adolescent with ASD
  • How to manage intense anger
  • How to deal with challenging behaviours caused by experiencing a range of intese emotions
  • Strategies to assist a child or adolescent with ASD to overcome depression
  • Anxiety management strategies

This workshop is designed for parents, carers and health and educational professionals.

Date: Friday 16 March 2018
Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm
Location: Southern Cross University, Lismore Campus, Military Road, East Listmore NSW.
Cost: Free for parents and carers and $90 for health and educational professionals. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will not be provided. Food can be purchased from the University Cafe or participants can bring their own.

RSVP: This event is fully bookedclick here to put your name on the waiting list

RSVP closed: Monday 5 March 2018



About Professor Tony Attwood

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975.  He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane.  His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 400,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages.  His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome.  He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press.

Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences.  He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with Asperger’s syndrome all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject.

 He has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with Asperger’s syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 


About Dr Michelle Garnett

Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist and Founder and Director of  Minds & Hearts,” a psychology clinic that provides services specifically for Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and related conditions. Michelle has specialized in autism spectrum conditions (ASC) for over 20 years, developing expertise in all subtypes of autism across all ages. Michelle created the first screening instrument for Asperger’s Syndrome, the Australian Scale for Asperger’s Syndrome (ASAS) in 1993. She obtained a PhD for her research on ASC in 2007 from the University of Queensland, Australia. Since then she has co-authored three books on ASC with Prof Tony Attwood, and a number of peer reviewed journal articles. She provides training in ASC for postgraduate clinical students for four Australian Universities.


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