Rethinking Autism – Autism West Annual Symposium 2016
A must-attend event for families, educators, health professionals and individuals with autism.
Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November 2016
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
Join us for an exciting program of informative and thought-provoking sessions on themes including:
– autism in education;
– latest research and what it means;
– fathering children with autism;
– the impact of NDIS;
– post-school options; and
– sexuality and autism.
Featuring an outstanding line up of international, interstate and local guests including:
Chris Ulmer, founder, Special Books by Special Kids (USA)
Judy Brewer AO, Chair, Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Victoria)
Dr Emma Goodall, author, academic and autism consultant (South Australia)
Will Rosewarne, Stakeholders Director at the I CAN Network (Victoria)
Book online or call 08 9383 6123 to register.
|Ticket Type||Early Bird||Price|
|Concession – Day 1 & 2||$358.60||$398.40|
|General – Day 1 & 2||$441.30||$490.30|
|Concession – Day 1||$257.50||$286.10|
|General – Day 1||$321.80||$357.60|
|Concession – Day 2||$128.80||$143.10|
|General – Day 2||$160.90||$178.80|
|* All above prices include credit card fees and exclude TryBooking fees|
|** Early bird rates available until 30 September|
|*** Bookings close 3rd November 2016|
If you are on the spectrum and require financial assistance to attend, please contact Autism West for more information or click here to download the form.
Click here for the flyer.
Click here for the 1-page program.
Click here for the full program.
Click here for details on the Speakers.
We will continue to update the program with additional details about the speakers and topics.
The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, is offering a special accommodation rate for Autism West Symposium delegates. For information about accommodation please contact Autism West.
TryBooking proudly supports charities by donating back all booking fees.
Special Books by Special Kids is coming to Australia for the very first time and is looking for people to share their stories! For more information click here.
Judy Brewer is the Chair of the national Co-operative Research Centre for Living With Autism (Autism CRC). As a parent of a young adult with autism, she has been actively involved in an executive capacity in number of autism and carer advocacy organisations including the Autism Council of Australia, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia and the Asia Pacific Autism Conference (Ambassador). She is also the Convenor of the National ASD Future Leaders program and a Director of the Social Skills Training Institute. Judy has also been appointed to a range of Federal and State Government Committees. In 2013 Judy was awarded the Asia Pacific Autism Award, and she is a Life Member and former co-Patron of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). On Australia Day 2016 she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to autism, education, rural women and refugee families.
Will Rosewarne works in Corporate Governance/Legal Services and is Stakeholders Director at the I CAN Network. As an adult with autism, and with a background in law and the Australian Defence Forces, Will brings a fresh perspective to his role as a speaker.
“I am a fiercely driven individual. I also have autism. These identities are in no way independent of each other, and rather, I see my autism as a huge strength. My imagination, creativity and interest in new things has often allowed me to operate in a different space to many of my peers. I have a constantly active and inquisitive mind that is open to, and often yearns, for learning. My autism is an asset, not a hindrance to me reaching my full potential. The prevailing societal attitude towards autism is overwhelmingly negative. I believe that changing this perspective is the first step towards helping others on the spectrum reach their full potential.”
Supported by the Australian Government
Department of Social Services.
Go to www.dss.gov.au for more information