Friday 12th August 2016
Club Macquarie 458 Lake Road ARGENTON, NSW
9.30am to 3.00pm (doors open at 9.00am)
EARLY BIRD $185 per person before 9th Aug 16, FULL FEE $205 per person after 9th Aug 16
Registration essential, limited places available
Dr Tony Attwood: Autism Spectrum Disorder:
A different way of thinking, learning and managing emotions. Content will include:
Cognitive Abilities: A different way of thinking and learning
Managing Challenging Behaviour
Managing Feelings: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and its role in providing greater strategies to manage emotions and behaviour
The Emotional Tool Box, what it is and how to use
Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills
Special Interests: Origins and constructive strategies
Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome
Sue Larkey : Welcome, Keynote Address and Closing
This course is NSW BOSTES Accredited Course – Education Events Pty Ltd. ‐ NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Scope of Endorsement: Professional Teaching Standards at Professional Competence: 2.2.3, 2.2.5, 4.2.5, 5.2.2, and 6.2.1 .
Certificates are given out at the Workshop.
Teachers provide their BOSTES number at the Course and we will enter into the DET system.
Teachers, Teacher Aides, OTs, Parents, family members, care staff, educators, clinicians—anyone wanting to understand more about Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to support children and adults with an ASD.
“It was all you promised – practical, fast moving, fun and motivational. You have a great understanding of ASD and a true talent for sharing your knowledge and passion in a way we can relate to”
“My son’s teacher said it’s the best in- service she has ever had! She has had an epiphany! She understands it all so much better. She has some great ideas for the aide! She feels empowered and inspired! This is so great for all her future students too”
“I think perhaps I’ve just been struggling along trying to find my way not knowing where to start. I felt so well informed when I left the presentation, I learnt so much”
“I spent a lot of the day reflecting on my own teaching practise and came out of the workshop full of what is really just best teaching practise for all children, not just kids on the spectrum. You are a wonderful presenter and are a brilliant advocate for these children”
Dr Tony Attwood
Tony Attwood is well known for sharing his extensive knowledge of Asperger Syndrome. He
has a private practice in Brisbane and is an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Tony has written many papers and two best selling books on Asperger Syndrome. He also spends a large amount of time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and papers. His presentations are informative￼￼ and empowering.
“From my clinical experience I consider that children and adults with Asperger Syndrome have a different, not defective, way of thinking,”
is a highly qualified special educator who has taught in mainstream and special schools. She is currently working toward
a Doctorate of Education focussing on inclusive schooling. She has authored several books and resource materials.
Sue is unashamedly passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success. Armed with the tools of understanding and confidence much can be achieved