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Autism Awareness: Screening and Complexities Workshop

The workshop aims to support professionals in their decision making and communication skills around screening and onward referral for autism spectrum disorders and associated emotional, behavioural and health difficulties.  The purpose of this workshop is to

  • Educate general healthcare professionals on the signs and symptoms of ASD across the age range and in hard to diagnose groups;
  • Gain understanding of the perspectives of patients and families and how to communicate with families about the need for autism assessment;
  • Clarify the roles of the MDT members in autism diagnosis and treatment;
  • Provide examples of complex clinical presentations and approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

The workshop is aimed at health and education professionals who work with people with autism spectrum disorders.  There will be multi-disciplinary talks and group-based discussions to facilitate shared clinical experience.

Venue: Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8
Date: 28th of June 2018 (Thursday)
Times: 9.45 am – 5.00 pm
Price: € 150
(Proceeds from the course will be donated to the Autism Genetics Research Programme in Trinity College)

Application for accreditation for CDP credits by the College of Psychiatry of Ireland in process.


9.30 am   Registration
10.00 am – 10.15 am Introduction
10.15 am – 10.45 am Principles behind screening and the international guidelines
10.45 am – 11.15 am Detecting that features to look for autism in different groups
11.15 am – 11.30 am Coffee
11.30 am – 12.00 pm Patient experience of having ASD as an adult / experience of services
12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Communication with patients and families
12.30 am – 11.00 am Adults with ASD
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm  Lunch
2.00 pm – 3.40 pm Role of the MDT
3.40 pm – 4.30 pm Complex clinical presentations
4.30 pm - 5.00 pm Summing up – key points from workshop

For those interested in attending the training, please complete the application form and email it back to

Enquiries to Dr. Nadia Bolshakova: Email: (preferable)
  Tel: (01) 896 2144 / 089 977 2104
  Fax: (01) 896 3405



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