Girls and Women with ASD

Brisbane, Queensland

Saturday 25th August, 2018

9.30am – 4.00pm




Prof Tony Attwood


Dr Michelle Garnett 

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Early Bird (before COB 9th August, 2018)


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Fully Booked

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Discount: If you are a full time student requiring a discount please enquire about our student rate and send in a photocopy of your student ID card or if you are facing hardship please email the clinic to apply for a discount.

If you are unable to pay online, please download the registration form and mail to us.

Prices include GST and catering throughout the day

For Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Minds and Hearts for future events, minus $50, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable. 




Professor Tony Attwood is in international authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and autism. His text “Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals” has been translated into thirty languages. His new book “The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome” is recognised as the leading textbook on the subject internationally. 

Dr Michelle Garnett has specialised in autism spectrum conditions for over 20 years. She devised the word's first screening tool for AS in 1993, completed her PhD on Asperger's syndrome in 2007, and co-authored two books on teaching affection to children with AS, which were published by JKP in 2014. She is the Founder and Director of Minds & Hearts, an internationally recognised clinic in Brisbane for children and adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Michelle co-authored a book with Tony in 2016, "Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Hlep Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome [ASD-Level 1]". 

Michelle and Tony are clinical psychologists who together have over 50 years of experience in helping people with autism spectrum disorders. They are warm, inspiring, engaging and knowledgeable presenters.



This 1 day persentation will focus on and celebrate the unique presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum.  The seminar is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of the female presentation of Asperger’s syndrome (AS) and share strategies and ideas found to be useful in clinical practice.  The presenters will discuss how to recognise the signs of AS in girls and women. They will also discuss key areas of difficulty commonly reported by females with AS including self-understanding, adolescent issues, relationships, and expressing and managing emotions. The presenters will provide ideas and strategies that can maximize the possibility of successful outcomes for girls and women on the autism spectrum.



Parents, Family Members, Health and Educational Professionals who see children and/or adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome (ASD Level 1 or 2) as part of their practice, including psychologists, paediatric psychiatrists, paediatricians, councellors, GPs, teachers, teacher's assistants, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, paediatric psychiatrists and paediatricians.



Rachael Lee Harris is founder of Reflective Integration Therapy™: Healing for those on the autism spectrum. Rachael will be presenting information about her new programme.



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