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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Supporting Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
(in conjunction with Autism Spectrum Australia©)

In collaboration : Autism Spectrum Logo

This workshop introduces participants to three good practice principles and nine key evidence based practical strategies for supporting adolescents on the autism spectrum. The practical workshop begins with an introduction to autism before helping participants develop an autism profile for an individual they are currently supporting or will support in the future. The principles and practices of Positive Behaviour Support are introduced with a strong emphasis on increasing quality of life and implementing choice and control for adolescents on the spectrum. Workshop participants will leave with a framework for understanding autism and developing evidence based plans for supporting individuals on the spectrum.

Dates:27 Nov 2018 (Tue)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Amanda Reed

Amanda Reed is a speech pathologist with a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She has worked in the field of autism, across a range of settings and services, for over 20 years. Amanda is currently a Positive Behaviour Support Specialist in regional Victoria, a role which involves working with families to build capacity in managing the family member with autism. Amanda has facilitated workshops for professionals and families on the features of autism, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), teaching critical communication skills, applied behaviour analysis, and positive behaviour support. She has worked collaboratively with families, schools and allied health professionals to implement supports to improve the quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum and has consulted to autism programs internationally. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that individuals with autism have functional communication skills and that positive behaviour support is used to create an autism-friendly environment and to improve quality of life. Her work with Autism Spectrum Australia allows her to pursue these passions.

Course Outline
  1. Strengths and differences in autism
  2. Developing and individual autism profile
  3. Common issues in adolescents with autism
  4. Key principles in supporting individuals with autism
  5. Proactive supports to improve quality of life
  6. How to increase appropriate choice and control in adolescents on the autism spectrum
  7. Q and A
Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify differences and strengths in individuals with autism
  2. Describe factors to consider in developing an individual autism profile
  3. Define key principles in supporting adolescents with autism
  4. Identify particular issues that may occur during adolescence for individuals on the autism spectrum
  5. Define Quality of Life and choice and control
Who Can Benefit?

SPED Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Therapist, Physical Therapist, Music Therapist, Psychologist, MD, Social Workers, Play Therapists and Parents.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
07 Oct 2018 350
Normal Till Full 420