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*SOLD OUT* ASD Assessment Fundamentals and Co-occurring Conditions: 12th-13th September 2024

12 September 2024, 9:00 am to Friday 13 September 2024
Presented by Bendigo and RCH ICYMHS

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

Cost Information:

$370 inc GST: General

$250 inc GST: AMHS (including Forensicare), Take Two, Victorian headspace, ACCHO/ACCHS

$0 inc GST: Victorian CYMHS/CAMHS/ICYMHS & Victorian Orygen clinicians


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?

Psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, mental health nurses, paediatricians, advanced trainees in child & adolescent psychiatry, CYMHS/CAMHS/ICYMHS clinicians, headspace clinicians and paediatric fellows.

Who provides the training?

Multidisciplinary specialist autism and neurodevelopmental assessment teams from a range of Victorian Infant, Child & Youth Mental Health Services (ICYMHS) & lived and living experience workers (LLEWs).

What does the training include?

This online training aims to provide a comprehensive grounding in the complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment. Following the training you should be able to identify autism in the clients you see and refer appropriately for further assessment. Alternatively, you may wish to enrol in further training in autism assessment such as ADOS-2 or ADI-R. This two-day workshop includes:

  • Exploration of integrating clinical ASD assessment with neuroaffirming practice principles
  • Videos of two assessments: Preschool/School-Aged and Adolescent
  • How to take a neurodevelopmental history
  • Differential diagnosis and co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Understanding language and social communication differences
  • Understanding differences in sensory processing
  • Formulation of complex cases
  • Providing neuroaffirming assessment feedback to families
  • Guidelines for report writing.

This workshop is a prerequisite to enrolling in the ADOS-2 and ADI-R workshops offered at Mindful.

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

What do participants say about the training?

“Great use of break-out rooms for small group discussions, great having all the perspectives from different professions and experiences. I think this was great as (a) "Fundamentals" intro, with room for further upskilling once I have a chance to consolidate all the learnings from this training!” (Apr 2024)

“Accurate, strength-based information (…) backed up by research” (Mar 2024)

“Having access to videos of the diagnostic process was invaluable - it's one thing to read through a semi-structured interview sheet, and quite another to see it in practice. So grateful to the clinicians and families who consented to this.” (Mar 2024)

“Loved the sensory aspects and information about co-occurring mental health conditions.” (Mar 2024)

“Watching the videos of the parent interview and ADOS was phenomenal.” (Nov 2023)

“I feel more confident to screen for ASD in my general practice. I also feel more confident and empowered to present my opinion and advocate for a referral for assessment” (Nov 2023)

“The most clinically relevant & directly transferrable training I have ever done!” (Oct 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

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

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