Preparing for Life after School
Successful transitions from school to post school for young people with autism
Saturday, 15 February 2014, 9am – 4pm, Griffith University (Mt Gravatt Campus)
This Seminar is for Teachers of young people with autism in High School; TAFE and University; employers and professionals involved in transition, placement and working with Adult services to support young people with autism in Tertiary Education, Training and Employment; those involved with Policy Development and funding; parents and family members of young people with autism and young people with autism.
Patricia Howlin is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and Professor of Developmental Disorders at the University of Sydney. She is a chartered clinical psychologist with a PhD in Psychology and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her principal research interests focus on autism and other developmental disorders. She has conducted evaluations of a variety of different intervention programs, including comparative studies of home and school based treatments; control trials of communication training programs, and longer term studies of the impact of early interventions. She has also been involved in research on the transition to adulthood by people with autism and individuals with Williams Syndrome, developmental language disorders and Fragile X.
Patricia was a founding editor of the journal Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice and is on the editorial board of a number of other journals. She has published widely on autism and other developmental disorders. Her latest book, published in Jan 2011, is the Sage Handbook of Developmental Disorders with Tony Charman and Mohammad Ghaziuddin.
For more information about autism centre of excellence http://www.griffith.edu.au/education/autism-centre-excellence