Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
Workshop Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Join AuSM for this rare opportunity to participate in a full day workshop presented by world-renowned speaker and autism expert, Tony Attwood, who will share his insights and strategies for navigating emotions, adolescence, relationships, and employment.
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Who Should Participate
Parents, Caregivers, Educators, Psychologists, Therapists, Direct Support Professionals, Individuals with Autism
Sessions Will Include:
Managing Feelings: Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Manage Anxiety, Sadness and Anger
Learn why children and adults with Asperger's syndrome are more prone to develop mood disorders and obtain strategies for managing emotions. Through Cognitive Behavior Therapy, improve the understanding of emotions and change the way the person with autism perceives and responds to emotions. Learn how use of an “emotional toolbox” can provide a range of strategies to manage feelings and repair emotions.
Cognitive Affective Training (CAT) Kit for Caregivers, Psychologists, Teachers, Therapists
The CAT-kit provides activities to explore nine emotions using a “thermometer” to measure the degree of expression. The program also provides activities to structure experiences and perceive the physiological cues that indicate increasing anxiety and anger.
Teens with Asperger’s Syndrome
Learn about challenges teens with Asperger's syndrome face, ranging from the physical aspects of puberty to changes in friendship, the development of sexuality, the change in academic expectations, issues regarding self-esteem, and preparation for employment.
Asperger’s Syndrome, Employment, and Relationships
As a person ages into adulthood, new challenges arise, including finding and keeping ability-appropriate employment and developing friendships into relationships. Obtain strategies for adulthood emotion management.
Cost (please select one; lunch is included)
Individual with ASD: $65
Group Rate: A group rate of $10 off the member or non-member rate is available for 10 or more participants from the same organization. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 19 to register a group.
About the Speaker
Tony Attwood, M.Sc., Ph.D., A.F.B.Ps.S., M.C.C.Ps.
Dr. Attwood is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently runs a private practice in Australia, and also is 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 more than 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in 2006, is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome.
Dr. Attwood has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and international conferences; presents workshops; 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 thousands of individuals of all ages with autism.
Thank You, Sponsors
Hampshire Country School
Minnesota Life College