Is this autism?

Location Details
The Royal
1145 Carling Ave., Ottawa
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I N - P E R S O N   C O N F E R E N C E 

Recognizing and Understanding the Less Obvious Presentations of Autism 


In recent years, the prevalence of autism has increased significantly, now affecting approximately 1 in 36 individuals. This is partly due to a better understanding of how individuals on the autism spectrum sometimes mask their traits. Studies show, however, that many people with autism remain undiagnosed. An accurate diagnosis is crucial because it can truly change lives for both the individuals themselves and their families.

Unfortunately, many clinicians, whether new or experienced, struggle to identify autism or rely on outdated information about it. It is essential for all clinicians to stay up-to-date in recognizing potential autism in their clients, particularly in females, to ensure everyone gets the support they need..

This workshop aims to provide clarity on autism and its diagnostic criteria as outlined in DSM. It will focus on how autism can present, especially in bright children and adolescents with less obvious traits. The workshop will also introduce a practical and easy-to-follow approach for clinicians to consider the possibility of autism for and with their patients.

Dr. Donna Henderson


Dr. Donna Henderson, Psy.D,. Clinical Neuropsychologist and co-author of 2 books: Is This Autism? A guide for clinicians and everyone else and Is This Autism? A companion guide for diagnosing

Hosted by

The Royal’s Youth Program conference planning committee

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for health care and social service providers, mental health practitioners, frontline service workers, allied health workers, peer supporters, community practitioners and members, medical community, and students. 

Date and Time

Friday, June 14, 2024
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The Royal
1145 Carling Ave., Ottawa ON


  • Regular rate:  $150  
  • Royal Staff and Student Rate:  $100


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