Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic. For this episode, Jeanette is interviewing Professor Tony Attwood.
Tony Attwood is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006 and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome. He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press.
Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with Asperger's syndrome all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject.
He has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder.