The Autism Association of Western Australia will be proudly presenting a Premiere Masterclass for Australia with Dr Peter Vermeulen on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2018.
Explaining Autism as Context Blindness (the title of his recent book) and linking to some recent research findings about the human brain and the differences of those with Autism, Peter Vermeulen will provide new insights into our understanding of Autism. He asserts that the treatment of Autism is still too focused on behaviour and less focused on observation and determining the way of thinking that leads to the behaviour.
Throughout this Masterclass Peter Vermeulen will explain in everyday terms how the brain of a person with Autism functions, especially about the apparent lack of sensitivity and awareness of the context in which things happen. Following the findings of recent research, the Masterclass will also provide practical strategies to address ‘context blindness; ’and importantly to help those in our care lead happier lives.
The Autism Association of WA is proud to be presenting this 2-day event next year—a first not only for Perth, but for Australia. While many of you may be familiar with Peter Vermeulen through his many books, or from previous short conference presentations, this upcoming Masterclass covering his most recent work will enable a much deeper understanding of his work.
Day 1: Exploring context blindness and how it relates to the predictive, guessing brain.
Day 2: The consequences of context blindness for strategies to increase the well-being and happiness of people with Autism.
Those with a professional or personal interest in achieving better outcomes for individuals (all ages) with Autism Spectrum Disorder e.g., Educators (Teachers, Principals), Parents and other family members and care-givers.
Places are limited for this for this special event – early booking is essential to secure your place. Please note that registrations for parents and family members will be prioritised.