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Sonya’s sharing at University College London

Sonya delivering the keynote speech

Professor Sonya Girdler presented autism employment research at University College London in a joint event between Autistica and CRAE (Centre for Research in Autism & Education) on the 20th of September 2018 to over 250 interested community members – the event was a sell-out. Sonya closed with a quote from Harry Potter – about playing…

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A strength-based approach in autism

The employment rate for individuals with autism is lower than all other categories of people with disability and without disability. This is surprising considering the valuable strengths and talents that individuals with autism demonstrate. While interventions should target employers, helping to recognize strengths over deficits, it is also thought that strength-based programs for adolescents can…

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Autism Open Day 2018

The Curtin Autism Research Group and Telethon Kids Institute Autism Research Team are pleased to invite you to our annual Autism Open Day. Event details Location: Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley, WA 6102 Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018 Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Join us for discussions on programs that support people with autism…

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Strengths of Autism: Free public lecture for parents

The Curtin University Autism Research Group (CARG) and the Autism Association of Western Australia have pleasure in inviting you to ‘Tapping the Talent’, a free public lecture by Professor Sven Bölte, Director Centre of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Karolinska Institute and Professor Sonya Girdler, Director of CARG. Event details Location: Curtin University, 139 St Georges Terrace, Perth…

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How adults on the Autism Spectrum recognise emotions

Being able to tell what other people are feeling based on non-verbal signals (such as facial expression) is an important aspect of social communication. Many adults on the Autism Spectrum can have difficulty recognising how other people are feeling, which can make interactions with others difficult. The role of the brain in recognising emotions Difficulties…

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