Wenn's next UK tour dates: picture of Wenn Lawson 
17 April - 28 May 2017




 

 

 

Wenn's Forthcoming Speaking Engagements
Psychologist, 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 Family. 

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.

What other's say about Wenn:

"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.

"Absolutely 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 .."

Australia dates 2017

In UK late 17 April - 28 May 2017
Wenn is available to talk to support groups, facilitate training and workshops, as well as professional development for teachers, carers and other professionals. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS),  a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and a member of The British Psychological society (MBPsS). He also has several university qualifications, including a PhD in Psychology.
You can download a leaflet giving more information about the services I can provide. The leaflets are in Microsoft Word format.

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: wenbe2@outlook.com or wenbe@bigpond.com. Please note that some of these events may not be open to the public, but are listed to help Wenn organise his schedule.

Please contact me for information about services I can offer in other countries. 


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