Knowledge is Power - Autism Seminar Series 2017
We have a very exciting program of seminars planned for 2017 with exceptional, internationally renowned speakers. Delivering new knowledge from cutting edge research to professionals, parents and people on the spectrum, the seminars will facilitate the translation of this research into practice. Participants will keep abreast of new developments, gain new ideas, practical strategies and insights.
The Seminar Series is presented in collaboration with the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) In 2017, as an essential partner with the Autism CRC, we will showcase findings from this world first research program in several of our seminars.
1 Seminar $120
2 Seminars $228 (5% discount)
3 Seminars $324 (10% discount)
4 Seminars $408 (15% discount)
1 Seminar $195
2 Seminars $370.50 (5% discount)
3 Seminars $526.50 (10% discount)
4 Seminars $663 (15% discount)
Seminars run from 9:00am to 4:30pm and will be held between the Mt Gravatt Campus, Griffith University and at the DET Autism Hub, Woolloongabba.
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Our first Seminar in this series 'Developing Autistic Strengths and Abilities for Post School Education & Employment' will be on Friday 21 April.
In this seminar we will explore the issues associated with autism and transition into tertiary education and employment. Discuss autistic strengths and interests in animals and employment– how alternate selection processes and on job training enhances autistic employment in agriculture. We will discuss the contribution and voice of people on the spectrum, look at tertiary education and employment programs and consider evidence based outcomes. Our focus will be on programs that emphasise and develop the strengths and abilities characteristic of people with autism. We will share practical strategies for developing strengths with the aim of achieving good outcomes and well-being.
Emeritus Professor Pat Howlin, internationally renowned researcher from University College London.
Cheryl Mangan from the Living with Autism CRC and Kirsty Richards from Sunpork.
Dr Matthew Bennett, a young autistic man who is both a researcher and a successfully qualified and employed person on the spectrum.
Our second Seminar in this series 'Anxiety and Autism' will be on Friday 23 June.
Almost 40% of children on the spectrum experience high levels of anxiety. In this seminar we will explore the association between autism and anxiety and the impact this can have on daily life. You will find out how autistic individuals and their parents perceive anxiety and learn of the latest research on how best to prevent and manage anxiety. We will also include discussion of practical tips and strategies from the perspective of an autistic person.
Associate Professor Kate Sofranoff from the University of Qld.
Dr Dawn Adams, Autism Centre of Excellence, Griffith University
Jacky den Houting, PhD candidate from Griffith University Autism Centre of Excellence.
Our third Seminar in this series 'Autism Participation and Engagement' will be on Friday 11 August.
Characteristics associated with autism together with elevated levels of anxiety can potentially restrict opportunities for individuals on the spectrum to participate in activities at home, school and in the community. We can’t automatically assume, however, that increased participation across all activities is desired by the individual or will lead to better outcomes. We will share our latest research on patterns of participation for children on the spectrum and consider how child and parent views of participation are central to interventions that aim to increase participation in life situations.
Emeritus Professor Rita Jordan from the University of Birmingham
Professor Deb Keen and Dr Kate Simpson from Griffith University Autism Centre of Excellence
Seminar 4: Autism and Behaviour that Challenges
Our fourth Seminar in this series 'Autism and Behaviour that Challenges' will be on Friday 13 October.
More than 2% of students in Australian schools have a diagnosis of autism. Autism makes school a challenging place for students on the spectrum and this in turn means autism is frequently challenging for schools. The Griffith University Autism Centre of Excellence is working with the Queensland DET Autism Hub to develop an online tool to enable all those working and living with students with autism to understand and manage challenging behaviour. Drawing on this work, we will view behaviour from multiple perspectives and outline a proactive approach to challenging behaviours in school home and community settings. Dr Saggers will discuss findings of CRC supported research (EYSP tele-consulting project) into managing the most difficult behaviours in regional/rural locations with technology.
Beth Saggers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Autism Centre of Excellence staff and Qld Department of Education Autism Hub staff.