Wenn's Forthcoming Speaking Engagements
lecturer and author. Being on the autism spectrum, Dr. Wenn is
passionate about the rights of those who so often cannot speak for
themselves. Awarded fourth place as ‘Victorian Australian of the
year’ in 2008, Dr. Wenn knows what it means to represent and advocate
for others. The parent of four children (youngest son on the autism
spectrum), and grand-parent to three, (including two gorgeous little
girls, both on the autism spectrum), Dr. Wenn knows the value of
As a psychologist, social worker, writer, poet and adult educator, Wenn is well known both in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Sharing her knowledge, understanding and experience of the autistic spectrum has been Wenn's occupation over the past 15 years. Currently, as well as touring extensively to facilitate seminars on AS, Wenn is a tutor for the University of Birmingham’s Masters Autism course.
To date Wenn has written many journal articles and books, varying from his autobiography to an everyday text on Autism and books about friendships & sexuality.
Having written numerous papers and books on the topic of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) in a variety of guises (e.g., autism and school; autism & sexuality; autism and girls; autism and attention, autism and aging; being preverbal, autistic and the use of technology; autism & dual diagnosis; autism and pathological demand avoidance; autism, communication and sensory dysphoria, and many more), Dr. Wenn says, ‘’There has never been a better time to be autistic; Today’s technology is helping us connect to the world we all share.’’ But, we are all getting older. What does it mean to be a young person with ASC in our high tech world? Our young people will become adults and older people with autism. Are we prepared for such an ageing population?
Dr. Wenn’s seminars are research based, yes, but they are also practical, down to earth and applicable to all individuals, parents, professionals and others wanting to understand ASC and make a difference.
"Wenn's ability to convey the essence of her
autistic world to others is remarkable. As an adult educator, with
training in psychology and family issues, Wenn offers a valuable
contribution to understanding and working with individuals with Autism
Spectrum disorder. Having known, listened to and worked with Wenn, I
highly recommend her as an intriguing and interesting speaker who has
much to offer professionals and families, to enhance their insights
into autism in a humorous and vivid way".
Professor Margot Prior. Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
"When Wenn spoke to us at the parent's night, for the first time I understood my little boy. I wish I had heard Wenn's words two years ago when Michael was first diagnosed with Autism ….it would have saved me so much stress and confusion." Jane, Sydney.
"Dr Wenn Lawson rocks. Not
literally. But in the (NT) sense that her passion and commitment
to helping the NT world understand the autie/aspie world is truly
inspiring and mind-shifting. There are not many speakers who can
so utterly captivate an audience for 3 hours and then have them tweet
later that they could have listened for hours longer. All this,
despite what we are told about the average adult's attention span being
approximately 20 minutes. Just goes to show that the passionate
mind knows no boundaries of time or attention deficit! Please
keep doing good work. "
Lisa, Chief Executive, Cantraybridge College, Scotland.
" Hearing Wenn changed my life….." Sarah, Bradford Support Group.
"Fascinating! As a teacher I have found the talk very inspiring and will certainly be more aware of the pupils I teach and what they may be thinking and feeling. I will be much more conscious of the language I use when speaking to them. Thank you." Teacher, Bucks UK.
brilliant. I have attended several workshops on working with autistic
children. This is the first one I have come away from
with any real understanding of the condition. Not only did I learn so
much, I actually now enthusiastically look forward to the
challenge of teaching autistic children. I was enthralled and inspired
by Wenn's talk." Teacher, Hampshire UK
"If you have not heard Wenn speak then do not miss any opportunity to hear her. Our members in Gloucestershire cannot get enough of her and we just keep inviting her back!" Sarah, Stroud Autistic Support Group UK.
Maria from Notts in the UK says: "people are still talking about your training event..... weeks after .."
Please note that I have Coeliac's disease. I therefore need special dietary requirements and these are listed in this Ms Word document.Please watch this page for further bookings and tour dates. Wenn may be available for personal consultation on some of the days not yet booked. For further information or to contact Wenn to engage his services, please use either of these two email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please note that some of these events may not be open to the public, but are listed to help Wenn organise his schedule.
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