Announcements and Conferences
A Rare Opportunity
Internationally-known author, speaker and clinician Tony Attwood will be making six US appearances in October, 2016, The Judevine Center for Autism and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health are very excited that one of them will be for the Midwest Autism Conference on Monday, October 17 at the St. Charles (MO) Convention Center.
Over 400,000 people in more than 25 languages have gained insight from Asperger's Syndrome - A Guide for Parents and Professionals. His 2006 book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, became one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome. There have been many other books, papers and articles as well.
Professor Attwood writes about what he knows. He is an experienced clinician, having worked with thousands and thousands of people on the Autism Spectrum, their families, and advocates. In fact, if you visit his website, you can experience some of the many aspects of Asperger's Syndrome through poetry submitted by other visitors.
Two Important Topics
Professor Attwood will bring two very important presentations to the Midwest Autism Conference:
- Strategies to Reduce Being Bullied or Teased, because children with Asperger's are much more likely to be bullied than other children; and,
- Managing Challenging Behavior in Children with Autism, which will provide an explanation and strategies with regard to repetitive behavior, emotion management and the development of effective communication systems for emotions.
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