Autism Teaching and Research Workshop Series

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  • Wollongong Campus
    Building 25, Room 107 (25.107)
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Navigating the dynamics and hidden expectations of social interactions and relationships can be a daunting process for anyone. For individuals on the autism spectrum, these situations can be a source of anxiety and distress. Although issues with social communication can contribute to difficulties in this area, even individuals on the autism spectrum who feel confident and successful in other aspects of their lives report experiencing significant challenges in their social lives. Even more concerning, recent research suggests that individuals on the autism spectrum are far more likely to experience bullying, victimisation, and
isolation than their neurotypical peers. Gaining the perspectives and insights of individuals on the autism spectrum is therefore essential in finding ways to support them in social interactions and relationships. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from a group of autistic experts and researchers about strategies that they have used to successfully support children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum to navigate their social world and form meaningful relationships with others.