This workshop will explore the features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young people and discuss common comorbid mental health conditions and associated complexity in working with this group.  Clinicians will be provided with information relating to screening tools, engagement and treatment strategies.

This event will cover:

  • identify the features of autism that may be present for the young person
  • be aware of screening tools and pathways for formal assessment
  • understand gender differences that can contribute to delayed diagnoses for girls and women
  • adapt treatment planning and set realistic goals for treatment
  • understand how to work systemically, involving family and other supports
  • formulate how ASD might predispose a young person to experience mental ill health


  • Jo Rouse (Senior Occupational Therapist/Autism Spectrum Disorders Coordinator) — Orygen specialist clinical program
  • Mel Cooke (Senior Clinical Psychologist/Autism Spectrum Disorders Worker) — Orygen specialist clinical program

Categories: Younger persons mental health
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Youth

Thursday 6 May 2021
09:30 to 16:30
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Friday 7 May 2021
09:30 to 16:30
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Via Zoom

Specific location and venue confirmed by provider upon registration.

Clinicians in private practice, or who are not Victorian public mental health professionals will be charged $220.00 per day of training.

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Provided by Orygen Clinical Training
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