The Adult Autism Introductory Course is a three-hour online self-paced interactive leaning module.
This module covers similar material taught in the Mindful half day live webinar ‘ASD & Adults Introductory’. This module provides education to adult mental health clinicians about autism. No previous knowledge of autism is assumed. Some learners may know little about autism, others may have extensive experience, and most will have some preconceived ideas about autism.

This course aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of autism in adulthood, as well as help clinicians to think differently about their approach to adult mental health so that they are more likely to consider autism when working with adults.

While learning this, we aim to update your view of what it is to be autistic, and to encourage you to consider the possibility of autism when you have a patient/consumer sitting in front of you. Throughout this course, you will be hearing from autistic people directly.

This event will cover:

  • Identify how our understanding of autism has changed from the 20th century to the 21st century
  • Understand importance of considering a diagnosis of autism in adults with a co-occurring mental illness
  • Identify potential features of autism in adults that would benefit from further assessment
  • Identify the potential differences and similarities between the presentation of autism and mental health conditions in adults
  • Identify adaptations to may be used to modify mental health practice to better meet the needs of autistic clients.

Eligibility criteria

This training is designed for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech Pathologists, and Psychiatric Nurses.

Categories: Assessment & intervention, Younger persons mental health
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Saturday 31 December 2022
09:00 to 12:00
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Fully subsidised (free) for AMHS clinicians (including Forensicare).
Subsidised rate of $55 is available for Victorian CYMHS/CAMHS, Orygen, ACCHO/ACCHS, Take Two and Headspace clinicians.

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