Feeding and eating difficulties are very common in children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, with estimates ranging from 46-89%. This online workshop will summarise the literature regarding fussy eating and eating disorders in young people on the autism spectrum, overview assessment of these issues, and review the evidence – based interventions. Interventions for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in older children and adolescents will form the major focus.

Treatment focuses on a combination of techniques aimed at addressing both weight gain/normalization of eating and additional symptoms including fear, disgust, and varying forms of functionally-related avoidance behavior. Case-studies and interactive activities will be used to demonstrate key interventions.

Eligibility criteria

This training is designed for Mental Health Clinicians and other professionals such as psychologists, social workers, mspeech pathologists, occupational therapists, paediatricians, psychiatrists and registrars, working with children and young people with ASD.

Categories: Assessment & intervention, Younger persons mental health
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult

Monday 16 May 2022
09:00 to 12:30
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Subsidised rate of $55 is available to Victorian CYMHS/CAMHS clinicians, Orygen staff, Headspace staff and Take Two staff.

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