Understanding and working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder
More than 1:100 people are estimated to be on the autism spectrum. Would you recognise that your client may have autism or asperger’s syndrome?
This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to autism and aspergers syndrome. The day covers what ASD is, where it originates, how to recognise it, the typical needs for individuals with ASD and effective approaches and strategies for counselling those with ASD.
We will also consider what is not helpful when working with individuals with autism. Whether diagnosed or not, ASD brings specific challenges for the counselling professional. This workshop will address the most effective ways to approach therapy for clients with ASD.
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About the host
Jenny Ronayne is a member of the National Specialist Team on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the Maudsley and has more than 20 years’ experience of working with children and adults with ASD. Jenny founded SIGNAL, a thriving support group for autism in Lewisham over 20 years ago and is Director of ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Counselling and Training).