- Author: Prof. Tony Attwood, PhD
Prof. Tony Attwood, PhD is a clinical psychologist whose original qualifications were achieved in England and who now lives in Queensland, Australia. He has specialized in autism spectrum disorders since 1975 and achieved a PhD from the University of London in 1984. He currently works in private practice and is Adjunct Professor at Griffith University Queensland. His book Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals published in 1998 became the seminal book on Asperger’s syndrome and his subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s syndrome published in 2006, has become the primary textbook on Asperger’s syndrome. He is the senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane, Australia. His current clinical interests are in developing screening tools and diagnostic procedures for autism and developing and evaluating cognitive behavior therapy programs for children and adults with Asperger’s syndrome. He has contributed to over 30 research publications on autism and the author or joint author for ten books on autism. Tony has also been invited to be the keynote speaker at many international conferences on autism. Website: www.tonyattwood.com.au Email: [email protected] Dr. Michelle Garnett, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Founder and Director of Minds & Hearts, a psychology clinic that provides services specifically for Asperger’s syndrome, autism, and related conditions. Michelle has specialized in autism spectrum conditions (ASC) for over 20 years, developing expertise in all subtypes of autism across all ages. She obtained a PhD for her research on ASC in 2007 from the University of Queensland, Australia. Since then Michelle has co-authored four books on ASC and several peer-reviewed journal articles. She provides training in ASC for postgraduate clinical students for four Australian Universities.
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