15. June 2020 - 15:00 till 17:00
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Autism in Women + Girls- WEBINAR | Monday, 15. June 2020

Exploring the difference of presentation of Autism in females.

About this Event

We are truly privileged to have two such highly regarded Autism specialists present this insightful webinar exploring Autism in Women & Girls.

Cathie Long and Corrina Wood are both experts by experience along with both possessing a Masters degree in Autism, along with other impressive qualifications and years of professional experience.

We are excited to learn...

  • Gender differences in Autism
  • The missing generation of autistic women
  • Empathy
  • Sensory
  • Masking
  • Mental Health (Anxiety, Eating disorders and Self harm)
  • Being a woman - hormones, periods and more
  • Motherhood

This is an ideal workshop for anyone who has the desire to learn more... Whether you're a parent/family member, professional or an autistic female yourself, you are very welcome to join us.

We will answer questions throughout the webinar, meaning the audience really will tailor which direction it goes in - as with all our workshops.

Corrina and Cathie's workshops always get 5-star reviews and so the fact that they're together is very exciting - this is one not to be missed!

How do our webinars work?

Once you have purchased a ticket, you will be sent a link to register for the event on ZOOM. (If you don't already have it downloaded on your phone/tablet/computer then this link will prompt the download, it is free to download)

Once registered you will be sent a link to join us on the night, almost as if the 'room to the door' is opened for you and you're checked in.

If you encounter any issues please tell us in advance as we cannot deal with technical problems on the night due to co-presenting the workshop.

Please take some time to familiarise yourself with this format in advance so that the process of joining us on the night is seamless for you.

The video of the webinar will be available to watch for approximately one month after the webinar takes place, so if you need to leave the webinar at any time or can't make it at that specific time you can watch again at your leisure.


Cathie Long

Cathie a highly competent and experienced Independent Social Worker who provides expert assessments and reports for adults and children with complex needs for Special Educational Needs and Disablity Tribunals and/or Judicial Review.

As an Approved Mental Health Professional, Cathie assesses individuals detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983, providing reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals.

Cathie is a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) and receives instructions from solicitors, including the Official Solicitor, where best interest decisions need to be made for the Court of Protection.

Undertaking parenting assessments, including PAMS 4, where the parents(s) and/or children have a learning disability or are on the autism spectrum, Cathie holds the Practice Assessors and the Post-qualifying Awards in Social Work (PQSW).

She possesses over 26 years of post-qualifying experience working with adults and older people who have mental health problems (including dementia), a learning disability and/or physical health needs.

Cathie is an independent trainer and run courses on Autism, Mental Capacity, the Care Act 2014 and Safeguarding Adults in Need of Care and Support, she is a visiting lecturer at both Swansea University, (Approved Mental Health Professionals programme) and the University of South Wales (teaching on the MA SEN/ALN (Autism) course).

Cathie holds an MA in Autism, from the University of South Wales, and was awarded ‘The Professional Learning Award Outstanding Achievement (Autism)’ in December 2017.

Currently Cathie is studying with the West Wales Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy for a Degree in Transactional Analysis (UKATA Registration No: 4418) and she is registered with Social Care Wales (Regulatory Body No: W/1004368) and the Health and Care Professions Council (Registration No: SW 109123).

Cathie is proud to be neurodiverse, having been diagnosed with ADHD and Autism recently in her ***** life. She inspires many women on a daily basis.


Corrina Wood

Corrina Wood has experience of managing and developing support services for families for over 15 years. She has a Joint Honours Degree in Psychology and Human Geography and a Masters in Autism.

She is a qualified tutor and has over 10 years’ experience of writing and delivering specialist parenting programmes. She has also recently trained to be a facilitator of the evidence-based Cygnet training programme for parents of children with Autism.

Her dissertation for her Masters focused on using storytelling to help wider family members understand the behaviours of Autistic children. Corrina now works freelance.

Corrina has 4 children with Autism Spectrum Conditions so has first-hand experience of the challenges faced both personally and professionally.

We are honoured to have Corrina on board with Sunshine Support, offering our families help, understanding and guidance.