Expert to visit
Friday, 2nd February, 2018
Renowned autism expert Tony Attwood will be in the city at the end of the month to host a number of seminars.
Tony is a clinical psychologist specialising in autism spectrum disorders since 1975.
He currently works in his own private practice, and is also 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 over 360,000 copies.
His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 216,000 copies.
Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences.
He presents workshops and 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.
Tony will be in the city on February 23 and 24 to speak at seminars being held at Impact Church in Oxide Street.
Seminars are suitable for families, teachers, teacher assistants, service providers and therapists.
All are welcome to attend and exhibitors are also welcome.
The seminars have been organised by the Rural and Remote Autism Network with the help of the Department of Education.
Stacey Evers, RRAN president, said it was fantastic to be able to get Tony to visit.
“It gives us access to quality information from a well-respected and well known autism expert without having to travel,” she said.
“Not having to travel means we will get more people attending (both professionals and parents/carers) which then means better care, awareness, understanding and support for our locals living with autism.
“It also creates an opportunity for conversations to be started about autism services in rural communities and an opportunity for networks and relationships to be formed between local families, service providers, teachers etc.
“It is free for everyone (due a collaboration between RRAN and the Education Department) and anyone can attend.
“I believe that participants will be able to get something out of the sessions no matter what stage they are at in their ‘autism journey’ or how much prior knowledge they have.
“I have attended Tony’s sessions more than once before and always come away with something different - new ideas or information I’d not heard before.
The best way to register is to head to the RRAN website and follow the link to the online registration form, www.rran.org.au