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An Autism Diagnosis - What Next?

 

The weeks and months surrounding diagnosis can be a bewildering time for parents of a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The emotional impact can be devastating but parents are allotted little time to grieve  -  they are told they must act quickly to get their child into an early intervention program if they are going to give that child the best shot at a happy and productive life.  
 
But which program exactly? How do parents choose? 
 
With the advent of the Federal Government’s Helping Children with Autism package things are improving , yet still too often parents are left alone to make these vital decisions.  Benison O’Reilly and Kathryn Wicks,  co-authors of new edition of The Australian Autism Handbook, know the answers because they’ve been through it themselves  - they’re both mothers of boys with an ASD.   In this webinar they will address the following questions:   
 
What should parents be looking for in an early intervention program?
What are some of the better know intervention models and their pros and cons? 
How can we use scientific evidence to guide decision making when it comes to  choosing interventions for our child? 
What funding is available for early intervention in Australia?
How can parents navigate an imperfect system and make best use of the available funding? 
What other support is available for parents of children diagnosed with an ASD? W

Online Seminar for Parents and Carers of Children with Autism

Monday 13th May 2013  at 8.30 p.m. (Sydney time)

There is no charge to attend this webinar -  Listen in at home using your computer. 

To Register

Numbers are limited for this webinar so please Contact Us early with your email address and we will send you an email invitation with a link to attend this one hour webinar.

5 lucky attendees will receive a copy of the just released edition of the Australian Autism Handbook, with thanks to Jane Curry Publishing.

The weeks and months surrounding diagnosis can be a bewildering time for parents of a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The emotional impact can be devastating but parents are allotted little time to grieve  -  they are told they must act quickly to get their child into an early intervention program if they are going to give that child the best shot at a happy and productive life.   

But which program exactly? How do parents choose?  With the advent of the Federal Government’s Helping Children with Autism package things are improving , yet still too often parents are left alone to make these vital decisions.  

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Benison O’Reilly and Kathryn Wicks,  co-authors of new edition of The
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Australian Autism Handbook
, know the answers because they’ve been through it themselves  - they’re both mothers of boys with an ASD.   In this webinar they will address the following questions:    

  • What should parents be looking for in an early intervention program?
  • What are some of the better know intervention models and their pros and cons? 
  • How can we use scientific evidence to guide decision making when it comes to  choosing interventions for our child? 
  • What funding is available for early intervention in Australia?
  • How can parents navigate an imperfect system and make best use of the available funding? 
  • What other support is available for parents of children diagnosed with an ASD? 
Kathryn Wicks was born in Sydney where she lives with her husband and two sons. She has worked as a sports journalist most of her career and is currently the community and daily features editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. Her younger son was diagnosed with autism in 2008. She is a trained ABA therapist.

 

Benison O'Reilly is a pharmacist and medical writer and mother of three boys, the youngest of whom is on the autism spectrum.  She’s the author/co-author of  three books, including The Australian Autism Handbook and Beyond the Baby Blues, and is an occasional blogger for happychild.com.au 

To Register

Numbers are limited for this webinar so please Contact Us early and we will send you an email invitation with a link to attend this one hour webinar.

5 lucky attendees will receive a copy of the just released edition of the Australian Autism Handbook, with thanks to Jane Curry Publishing.