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Adult Autism Advanced: 31st October-1st November 2024

31 October 2024, 12:00 pm to Friday 1 November 2024
Presented by Monash Mental Healthcare and Adult Autism Project (MHAAP)

This is a 2-day workshop delivered online via Zoom live webinar.


Cost Information:

$450 inc GST: General

$250 inc GST: Victorian CYMHS/CAMHS/ICYMHS, Orygen clinicians, Take Two, Victorian headspace, ACCHO/ACCHS, AMHS including Forensicare



Please note our workshops sell out quickly and therefore may not be available. We are sorry if you cannot access the training you would like to at this time.  

Who is the training for?

Psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists, mental health nurses and peer support workers.

Who provides the training?

Monash Mental Health Care and Adult Autism Project (MHAAP) Team (part of Monash Health’s Adult Mental Health Program)

  • Dr. Aspasia Stacey Rabba, Autism Coordinator (MHAAP) and Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr. Umesh Babu, Consultant Psychiatrist (MHAAP)

Mindful Autism Team

  • Frances Saunders, Senior Speech Pathologist & Statewide ICYMHS Autism Coordinator
  • Jo Rouse, Senior Occupational Therapist & Mindful Autism clinician

Lived and living experience presenters

What does the training include?

This 2-day live webinar will focus on providing mental health clinicians working with adults, practical tools for assessing and understanding how autism presents in adults. Topics covered will include:

  • Best practice tools and processes for screening and diagnostic assessment of autism in adults.
  • Common co-occurring mental health and neurodevelopmental differences in autistic adults.
  • Case example of an adult autism assessment, including formulation.
  • Neuroaffirming feedback processes and recommendations for post diagnostic support.
  • Lived and living experience perspectives.

Please note this training does not focus on moderate to severe intellectual disability and associated behavioural interventions. Please contact Mindful for further information with regards to training options in this area.

Pre-reading materials will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the workshop. This information will be assumed knowledge for the training.

Prerequisite training

To be eligible for this training participants are required to have completed the Adult Autism Introductory Course (online on-demand training module), or the one-day live webinar Adult Autism Introductory (offered 2019 - 2022). For further information please see our Frequently Asked Questions website page.

What do participants say about the training?

"I really appreciated how comprehensive the information was and it has really improved my confidence in working in this space." (Aug 2023)

“(Lived experience interview) allowed me to understand in such a rich way.” (Aug 2023)

“The presenters were extremely knowledgeable and engaging.” (Aug 2023)

“Plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion from the wider group” (Aug 2023)




Cancellation and No Show Policy

Registered participants who are unable to attend and notify us of this in writing prior to fourteen days before the workshop may either:

(1) cancel their registration and receive a refund of their payment minus administration fee of 20% or $40, whichever is greater;
(2) transfer their registration once to another eligible participant within the same workplace (no fee);
(3) in some circumstances may be able to transfer their registration once to an equivalent-cost ASD workshop in the same calendar year, if space is available.
Participants who cancel 14 to 2 business days before the workshop may be permitted to transfer their registration once to another eligible participant (no fee). In exceptional circumstances, please contact Mindful.

Venue for this training is

online via Zoom live webinar.

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All information correct at October 2022. Mindful reserves the right to make changes to the training calendar or any general or specific information published in this calendar. Mindful reserves the right to cancel courses that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case, course fees will be refunded.