Seminar at Griffith University Autism Centre of Excellence: Autism – Girls and Women

This seminar will explore issues for girls and women on the autism spectrum and will cover current research evidence about assessment and diagnosis; overview formal interventions and outline strategies for schools.  The focus will be on Emotional Resilience: understanding research and practical strategies to build resilience.

Throughout the seminar, theory will be related to personal experiences and illustrated by case study. There will be opportunities for discussion as numbers are limited.

Our presenters Tony Attwood and Rachael Harris are highly qualified, experienced and engaging.

This workshop will be of great interest to everyone involved with girls and women on the autism spectrum; professionals, researchers, parents, students and people with autism.


Where: Griffith University Eco Centre, Nathan Campus

When: Saturday 20 April, 9.00am – 4.00pm (Registration from 8.30am)

Cost: Professionals $242 / Concession (students/parents) $165 (Prices quoted include GST & meals)

RSVP: Registrations close 15 April 2013.

Contact: Email: / Phone: 3735 5640

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Hello. My name's Jon Brock. I'm a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the ARC Centre for Cognition and its Disorders and the Departments of Cognitive Science and Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My research focuses on cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in developmental disorders including autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome. Publications can be downloaded here. My CV (pdf) can be downloaded here. As well as this blog, I've also written for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, and The Conversation. Translations of some of my posts can be found on the Spanish-language website Autismo Diario. This blog is for interest only and should not be seen as a substitute for professional advice. Opinions expressed are my own (at the time of writing).

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