Commandur Foundation is organizing a day long workshop on Understanding Development and Mental Health of People with Autism On 9th September 2016, at IIT Alumni Interaction Center, Mylapore, Chennai

Event details

  • Friday | September 9, 2016
  • All Day
  • 9445190888

Commandur Foundation is organizing a day long  workshop on  Understanding Development and Mental Health of People with Autism On 9th September 2016, at IIT Alumni Interaction Center, Mylapore, Chennai

Resource person: Dr. Usman Mohamed

About the Presenter:
Dr Usman is a senior Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working with young people with disabilities such as Autism. He works for the Government of South Australia at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. Dr Usman is the Secretary, SA Branch of the Faculty of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist. He is also Clinical Lecturer for the University of Adelaide, involved in teaching medical students and psychiatric trainees. He has published research papers and articles on child and adolescent mental health. Dr Usman is currently the lead psychiatrist for developing a model of service for young people with disabilities in the state of South Australia.

The Theme and Rationale
Emotionally enriching early environment is critical in the development and wellbeing of any person. Attachment relationships to parents and care givers is influential in creating resilient children. Very little is talked about attachment in the field of disabilities. People with Autism have significantly higher prevalence of mental health problems; often this is unrecognized. At the same time, the mental health problems are overmedicated. In this seminar, we explore the relationships between good mental health and attachment relationship. The presentation of mental health problems in people with autism and their treatment will be explored.

The topics covered include:

  • Trajectory of Child Emotional Development
  • Importance of Attachment
  • Autism and Attachment
  • Psychiatric Disorders in Autism
  • Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Autism

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Fees : 1000 Rupees This includes refreshments and lunch.

Last Date: 1st September 2016

Contact details: Mythily Chari – 9445190888, 9500040945

DD drawn in favour of Commandur Foundation


Chennai 600032

Bank details for online transfer:  Bank name Andhra Bank

Br Phone- 04424894336

Account number: 107010011002190

IFSC Code:ANDB0000019

Scheme code: SBOGP

MICR Code: 600011004