Mental health and wellbeing in autistic youth and young adults during transitions
This webinar features an interdisciplinary panel of experts discussing mental health challenges that autistic youth and young adults may experience during transitional periods of their life. Practitioners will learn tips and strategies to provide support to autistic youth and young adults during transitions as well as how to use appropriate language to prevent negative narratives, stereotypes and stigma.
• Identify tips and strategies that can assist practitioners to provide support to autistic youth and young adults during transitions at school, university, work, and in their relationships.
• Discuss acceptance around the autistic identity and the use of appropriate language to prevent negative narratives, stereotypes and stigma for autistic youth and young adults.
• Outline the benefits of using a multidisciplinary approach when assessing, treating and supporting the mental health of autistic youth and young adults.
• Prof. Tony Attwood (Clinical Psychologist, QLD)
• Prof. Julian Trollor (Neuropsychiatrist, NSW)
• Jasmine Deakin (Social Worker with lived experience, SA)
• Dr. Claire Pickett (General Practitioner with lived experience, VIC)
Facilitator: Nicola Palfrey (Clinical Psychologist, ACT)
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