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Adult Autism Introductory: July - December 2024 *Free for ICYMHS, AMHS*

30 June 2024, 9:00 am to Tuesday 31 December 2024
Presented by Mindful

 This is an online self-paced interactive learning module (3 hours). Participants will have access to LMS for two months after date of enrolment to complete the module.

***PLEASE NOTE it may take up to 72 hours after registration to gain access to the training***

Once our administration staff have confirmed your registration, you will be emailed all information and a link to gain access to the online module. 


Cost Information:

$132 inc GST: General

$66 inc GST: Children's Health and Wellbeing Locals (Hubs) (Brimbank/Loddon-Bendigo/Southern-Monash)

$0 (fully subsidised): Clinicians employed at Victorian publicly funded Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) including Forensicare, Victorian CYMHS/CAMHS/ICYMHS, Orygen, Dept of Psychiatry at University of Melbourne, Victorian headspace, Take Two, Pre-Approved Public Assessment Teams and ACCHO/ACCHS.




Please note our workshops sell out quickly. If the training product you are eligible for (e.g. Other Professionals) does not appear via the link above, it is sold out. Do not register via the incorrect link as we will be unable to accept this.

Mindful's workshops are funded by the Victorian Health Department and while we open some up for booking by private practice/interstate/overseas clinicians, many of our courses are specifically designed to skill particular cohorts of the Victorian mental health workforce. 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?

This training is provided as a three hour online on-demand module.

What does the training include?

The Adult Autism Introductory Course is an online self-paced interactive learning module. This module provides education to adult mental health clinicians about autism. No previous knowledge of autism is assumed.

Throughout the module autistic advocate Yenn Purkis contributes their lived experience perspective on course topics such as diagnosis and misdiagnosis, and mental health services.

This course aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of autism in adulthood, as well as help clinicians to think differently about their approach to adult mental health so that they are more likely to consider autism when working with adults. During this course you will learn to:

  • Identify how our understanding of autism has changed from the 20th century to the 21st century
  • Understand the importance of considering a diagnosis of autism in adults with a co-occurring mental illness
  • Identify potential features of autism in adults that would benefit from further assessment
  • Identify the potential differences and similarities between the presentation of autism and mental health conditions in adults
  • Identify adaptations that may be used to modify mental health practice to better meet the needs of autistic clients.

While completing this module, we aim to update your view of what it is to be autistic and encourage you to consider the possibility of autism when you have a patient/consumer sitting in front of you. Throughout this course, you will be hearing from autistic people directly.

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 (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 or less 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 self-paced interactive learning module

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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.