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Aspergers and Sleep

  • 30 Oct 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • The Nerve Centre, MS Australia, 54 Railway Ave, Blackburn Vic 3130
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  • Must be an active, current (paid up) member of Aspergers Victoria.
  • Not yet a member of Aspergers Victoria
  • Member of the existing AV EVents Team only

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Dr Amanda Richdale: "ASPERGERS AND SLEEP"

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Join us for an informative presentation on the topic of Aspergers and Sleep by:                

Dr Amanda Richdale (B.App.Sc., M.Behav.Sc. (Preliminary), Ph.D.)

Associate Professor Amanda Richdale is a psychologist and principal research fellow at the  Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) at La Trobe University. She currently leads the Autism CRC Longitudinal Study of School Leavers with Autism (SASLA). Amanda’s work has covered a broad range of areas related to autism and developmental disabilities over many years. She has a particular interest in sleep and sleep problems. 

Who should attend? 

  • Teens and Adults with Aspergers, Parents and Partners and others interested in this topic.

What will you learn? 

  • Latest research and practical strategies.  
  • Amanda will give an overview of sleep in Aspergers and autism, especially more recent work she and her students and colleagues, at OTARC and elsewhere have been doing. 
  • This will include the kinds of sleep problems that most commonly occur in children, adolescents and adults with autism or Aspergers such as difficulties falling and staying asleep, waking too early and insufficient sleep, their possible causes, their impact onpeople with autism or Aspergers and their families, what can be done to treat poor sleep, and a new intervention program her team is beginning to trial for adults.
Refer to the event flyer for more details about this event.

     Arrival:  From 7.10 pm onwards, ready for 7.30 start. 

    Costs:  $25 for Aspergers Vic members, $40 for non-members

    Getting There:  Parking:  Free parking is available at the venue in the carpark and in the surrounding streets. 

    Public Transport:  Take the train (Lilydale or Belgrave Line) to Blackburn and walk about 5 mins up to Railway Ave. Or several buses service Blackburn station.  

    Contact Details:    Emma Howden, Administration Assistant

      ABN 47 066 180 983

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