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Seminar: Asperger's Syndrome - Current Research and Practice

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18 May 2011 09:30
18 May 2011 16:30

Asperger's Syndrome: Current Research and Practice

With Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Jacqui Jackson
18th of May 2011; 9.30 - 4.30
at the Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley

The Centre for Autism Practice is pleased to bring Professor Tony Attwood  and Dr Jacqui Jacksonto Ireland for this inspirational seminar on Asperger’s syndrome and higher functioning autism.

A wide range of topics will be discussed from the pathways and processes involved in diagnosis to addressing common difficulties and differences. In addition, the speakers will provide a host of practical strategies designed to minimise common difficulties associated with Asperger’s syndrome whilst supporting personal development and fulfilment throughout the lifespan.

Topics Include:

Current understanding of Asperger’s syndrome

The diagnostic assessment 

Cognitive abilities and differences in theory of mind

Variation in language and communication 

Social understanding and friendships
Teasing, bullying and vulnerability
The understanding and expression of emotions
Mental health issues in adolescence and adulthood
The effects of Asperger’s syndrome on the individual and family
The range and impact of sensory differences
Continuing education and careers
This seminar will be of interest to practitioners in all disciplines aligned to autism spectrum disorders as well as family members of individuals with Asperger’s syndrome and higher functioning autism.
Seminar fee: 
€200 for professionals; €100 for parents / siblings and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. The fee includes lunch, refreshments, course materials and a certificate of attendance.
The four star Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley is located on the N4, close to the M50, on the orbital route around the developing suburbs, just 6 miles to Dublin's city centre and 9 miles to Dublin Airport. The hotel is located close to the Liffey Valley Shopping Complex. The seminar will take place in 
the Pegasus Suite, a state of the art facility with natural daylight and 21st century technology. For those who wish to stay on the evening preceding the seminar double or twin rooms at the hotel are currently €59 if booked online through the official Clarion Hotel site at www.clariondublinliffeyvalley.com
Speaker Profiles:
Professor Tony Attwood is widely regarded as one of the most innovative practitioners in the field of autism spectrum disorders He is an outstanding communicator of developments in research & practice in this field and is particularly 
known for his work on Asperger’s syndrome. Professor Attwood is the co-founder and senior consultant at the Minds & Hearts Clinic in Queensland, Australia. 
He is the author of Asperger’s Syndrome: A guide for parents and  professionals (JKP, 1997) and The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome (JKP, 2007). For more information on Professor Attwood visit his website at www.tonyattwood.com.au.
Dr Jacqui Jackson completed a PhD at Coventry University, researching the development of sensory environments and experiences for children with autism spectrum disorders. She has a first class honours degree in social science from the Open University where she was awarded the Sir John Daniel Award for outstanding achievement. Dr Jackson is a
member of the scientific committee for Research Autism. Her first book Multicoloured Mayhem (JKP, 2003) introduced her seven children, five  of whom have an autism spectrum disorder. The BBC documentary My Family & Autism chronicled day to day life in her family. This was followed by Magnificent 7, a fictional account of the Jackson family featuring Helena Bonham Carter. For more information on Dr Jackson visit her website at www.jacquijackson.com 
Centre for Autism Practice: 
Is committed to promoting a greater understanding and awareness of the culture of autism.  The director of the Centre is Bryan Craig, who also works as a lecturer practitioner for St Andrew’s Healthcare, specialising in ASD and mental health issues. Previously Bryan was Head of the Centre for Education and Training in Autism (CETA) at the Scottish Society for Autism and a lecturer in autism studies at the University of Birmingham. 
The senior consultant for the Centre is Erica Craig, who is also a consultant speech and language therapist for the Hesley Group of Services and a witness intermediary for the National Policing Improvement Agency, working within the criminal justice system in the UK.
Seminar Booking Form
Title of seminar: Asperger’s Syndrome: Current Research and Practice
Date of seminar: 18 May 2011, the Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley
Please reserve          place/s on this seminar and return to Centre for Autism Practice, Woodlands, Gorse Bank Lane, Baslow, Derbyshire, England, DE 45 1SG or if a professional booking requiring an invoice email to autismcentre@tiscali.co.uk 
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Please note that confirmation of places will be made by email wherever possible, along with a map, directions to the venue and registration details. Invoices will also be issued by email unless otherwise specified.
Completion and return of the booking form obliges payment in full. However, refunds can be given if cancellation is received at least three weeks before the seminar. Substitute delegates are welcome. 


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