When you have a child with autism, every resource and insight is a piece of the puzzle. Metro Parent knows this. That’s why, for the past nine years, we’ve hosted our Living With Autism Workshop in April. It’s a hugely popular – and inspiring – day-long event. But we also know it’s not enough. We wanted to do more.
So this fall, we’re hosting a rare and exclusive appearance of Tony Attwood on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at the San Marino Club, located at 1685 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. A name familiar to many in the autism world, Attwood has:
- been a clinical psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders since 1975, working with thousands of children and adults
- earned praise from Temple Grandin for his book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals, which she called “one of the best books (on Asperger’s syndrome) for parents and teachers”
- written subsequent book The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, now considered one of the primary textbooks on the subject
For the first time ever, Professor Attwood is coming to Michigan to be the keynote speaker touching on topics such as:
Cognitive Abilities: A Different Way of Thinking and Learning
Attwood delves into the unusual profile of cognitive abilities associated with Asperger’s syndrome. He emphasizes intellectual abilities, problems with executive function, attention and weak central coherence. You’ll get strategies for those with Asperger’s to improve their attention, organizational skills and academic achievement.
Managing Challenging Behavior in Children with Autism
Learn the reasons behind challenging behavior in kids with classic autism – and discover strategies for dealing with reptitive actions, emotional outbursts and communication issues. Attwood goes into depth on applying cognitive behavior therapy to children with severe autism. Plus he offers strategies to help deal with self-injurious behavior, improve social understanding and cope with change.
An agenda will be provided at a later date.
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