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Autism and Mental Health

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Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Venue: GS310, Hawthorn Campus

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Sue Shaw
Mental Health Clinician, Wellbeing at Swinburne

Autism is a neuro-developmental condition experienced by over 1% of the population, or about 1 in 150 Australians. No two individuals with autism are alike, though a number of autistic people experience co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

These facts demonstrate an urgent need for services and resources to assist autistic people with mental health issues.

This talk led by Sue Shaw, a Mental Health Clinician for Wellbeing at Swinburne, aims to address the strengths, and challenges autistic people face, as well as raise awareness of the facts and features of the condition. A plan to develop a Neurodiversity Hub at Swinburne to support those with autism in becoming employment-ready will also be discussed.

Contact Information: Mitzi Paderes
Email: mpaderes@swin.edu.au