Tuesday 24th September 2024 at 9am 

Autism and Special Interests Webinar with Professor Tony Attwood

There appear to be several stages in the development of special interests and the presentation outlines the developmental sequence and the reasons why specific interests occur as part of the overall profile of autism.  The perspective of parents, teachers and the autistic person are explored and strategies are outlined to make constructive use of the interest or to reduce the dominance of a specific interest in the person’s daily life.

Who will benefit

  • Autistic adolescents and adults 
  • Parents, carers and family members 
  • Health and educational professionals, including Psychologists, Occupational therapists, Paediatricians, GPs, Teachers, Teacher’s assistants, Speech pathologists, Counsellors, and Social workers. 

Workshop Cost: €30

This workshop will be delivered on Zoom and will last approx. 1 hour from 9-10 am

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 has his own private practice, is a director of Attwood & Garnet Events, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland.  His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 750,000 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 400,000 copies and has been translated into 19 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1.  He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press on anxiety and depression, relationships and sexuality, employment and general advice for autistic children and adults.

Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences.  He presents workshops and webinars and runs training courses on ASD for parents, professionals and autistic individuals all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject. He has presented numerous live webinars with his colleague, Dr Michelle Garnett, which have been recorded and can be accessed via their presentation website at  www.attwoodandgarnettevents.com.

He has worked with many thousands of autistic individuals of all ages with many expressions of autism.

World of a Difference Webinar Series

We have reached out to our much-loved friends and clinical colleagues around the world, who are esteemed leaders in their field, to ask for their support to help us raise funds to finish the construction of our National Child Development Centre by donating their time and expertise to take part in a series of World of a Difference Webinar Series.

The World of a Difference Webinar Series aims to bring together a world of professional expertise in the areas of child development and neurodiversity through this innovative collective effort to support children with additional needs, who we believe, are some of the

most underserved communities in Ireland today, with therapy public waiting lists of 80,000+ that are often 3+ years long.

All proceeds from the World of a Difference Webinar Series will help fund the completion of our National Child Development Centre and ultimately gift children with additional needs the opportunity to transform their future through therapy support.

Book Online

Event Date: 24-09-2024
Event Price: €30
€ 30

Autism and Special Interests Webinar with Professor Tony Attwood – September 2024