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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Supporting Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Individuals with autism are wired differently to neurotypical individuals. The differences will remain throughout life and the support needs will vary as the person ages and matures.

This evidence-informed workshop is designed to increase the participant’s understanding of how to support an autistic adolescent to function in the neurotypical world. The key principles of support will be discussed, and examples provided.

Participants will benefit most from this day if they come prepared to share stories of their experiences in living and/or working with individuals with autism and to actively engage with the facilitator.

Dates:14 Jun 2019 (Fri)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Amanda Reed

Amanda 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 an individual autism profile
  3. Common issues in adolescents with autism
  4. Proactive supports to improve quality of life
  5. How to increase appropriate choice and control in autistic adolescents
  6. Q & A
Course Objectives

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

  1. Describe the areas in which the autistic person differs from the neurotypical person
  2. Describe factors to consider in developing an individual autism profile
  3. Define environmental supports
  4. List features of an autism-friendly environment
  5. Identify the key principles of providing support to adolescents on the autism spectrum
  6. Describe a variety of specific supports that will improve the well-being and quality of life of adolescents with autism
Who Can Benefit?

Parents, teachers, support workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and psychologists.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
12 Apr 2019 420
Normal Till Full 480