What you get by completing this session

  • 30 mins of CPD

    A 20 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or in your course completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out!

What you'll learn in this expert session

This presentation will address why autism diagnosis is important, how ASD may present, provide case studies and offer strategies to support young people with autism to gain better self-understanding and self-esteem.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why early intervention is so important for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Recognise the signs and red flags for ASD in infants and older children  
  • Organise input from a multidisciplinary team for the management of ASD

About the Expert

Dr Chris Wever

Dr Chris Wever is a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist with 30 years of experience in the management of young people with mental health problems. He offers specialist psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents and families for the whole range of child and adolescent psychiatric problems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and completed advanced training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He founded and directed the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program, School Refusal Program and was also the Inpatient Director at Rivendell Child, Adolescent and Family Unit in Sydney prior to commencing private practice. Dr Wever is the author of ‘The Secret Problem’, a book for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder, ‘The School Wobblies’, a book for children who do not go to school due to anxiety problems and ‘Full of Beans’, a book for children with ADHD. He has also contributed three chapters to textbooks on child psychiatry and authored several scientific journal articles.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Don't Miss Autism

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (20 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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