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Autistic Relationships: Communication, Community, Connection (Replay)

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What is the Symposium on Autistic Relationships Replay?  

Ticket sales for the June 18th Symposium on Autistic Relationships have now closed. However, access to the Symposium event is still available for a limited time through our Symposium Replay! 

Full access to the Symposium event space and all presentations will be available to all replay ticketholders on Vfairs from 9am AEST Wednesday, 22nd June 2022. Vfairs login details will be emailed upon purchase of your replay ticket.

Replay delegates will have access to the platform and the recordings until Monday 18 July 2022.

But be quick, replay ticket sales close 5pm (AEST) Monday 20 June 2022!

About the Symposium

Reframing Autism’s 2022 Symposium on Autistic Relationships will be held online on Autistic Pride Day, Saturday 18 June 2022. 

In the field of Positive Psychology, PERMA represents a model of subjective wellbeing or “happiness” that is integral to living a “good life”. The acronym PERMA stands for positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievements.

In this Autistic-led, one-day, single-stream event, we will explore the R of PERMA in the context of Autistic lived experience. Join us as we learn and reflect on the unique gifts and strengths that Autistic people bring to their relationships with others, as well as the ways that non-autistic people can connect with us that acknowledge and are respectful of our Autistic neurology.

While ticket sales for the Symposium event have closed, the Symposium Replay will provide full access to the event space and all Symposium content until Monday 18 July.

Who is it for? 

The Symposium on Autistic Relationships is appropriate for the Autistic community, as well as for their families, allies and professionals. The event space has been designed to ensure accessibility and all presentations are captioned.

Why attend?

  • 12 expert sessions on various aspects of Autistic relationships
  • Virtual swag bag filled with resources and recommended reading
  • Access to all online video content, virtual swag bag and exhibit hall until Monday 18 July

A comprehensive agenda

We are thrilled to share our exciting line-up of presenters and session topics with you. Our presenters represent a diverse range of fields, expertise and lived experience.

Welcome to Country  |  Michael West

Autistic Relationships: What do we know?  Dr Melanie Heyworth

Relationships with identity: Self-acceptance  |  Lauren Melissa Ellzey

Relationships with mind: Self-compassion  |  David Gray-Hammond

Relationships with animals & nature  |  Dr Dawn-joy Leong

Relationships with family: Child & parent  |  Shadia Hancock & Jane Hancock

Relationships between friends with diverse communication needs  |  Tim Chan, Julie Matheson, Jade McEwen and Emmy Elbaum

Relationships between children & professionals  |  Dr Amy Laurent & Dr Jacquelyn Fede

Relationships with community: Social identity  |  Terra Vance

Relationships at work  | Yenn Purkis, Cherie Clonan, Cat Howell, Andrew Baird, Andrew Fox & Cassandra Lutzko

Relationships between friends  |  Dr Erin Bulluss & Abby Sesterka

Relationships between intimate partners  |  Ashton Bartz & Chris Rohweder

Closing: Fostering positive connections  |  Dr Melanie Heyworth

Symposium replay delegates will be able to access the vFairs platform until Monday 18 July, and view the presentations at a time that is suitable for them.

Purchase your replay ticket

  |  General Admission 

$199  |  Professional Development 

(Professional Development ticket includes a Certificate of Completion)

Ticket sales close 5pm (AEST) Monday 20 June 2022.

Secure your place today!

Did you know? If your child has an NDIS plan that includes a budget line for parent education, and you are plan- or self-managed, you can claim your registration costs for Reframing Autism events from your child’s NDIS funding.

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