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    Parenting an Autistic Child: MyTime Online

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    Parenting an Autistic Child

    MyTime Online 


    About this event

    Has your child recently been identified as Autistic?


    Parenting an Autistic child can be a uniquely enriching and joyful experience, but it can also come with challenges. Parents may struggle navigating systems that aren't designed for their child's needs, or feel overwhelmed balancing everyone's well-being within their family.

    Join this peer group discussion to connect with other parents raising neurodivergent children, share experiences, and access resources to navigate this journey and nurture your child’s autistic identity.  

    Who is this event for?

    This event is for parents of children recently identified as Autistic.

    During a MyTime session, there is a guided discussion and a space to connect with other families. These discussions offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers to share and learn from each other.

    This event is facilitated by Kristy

    Kristy lives in Umina Beach on unceded Darkinjung Country.  She has one amazing small human who is almost 8 and has a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD and Global Development Delay. On the weekends you can find her little family either at the beach, in the bush or at the local markets.

    Kristy worked in the corporate world for 15+ years before becoming a stay at home parent carer and part time artist/creative.  She currently works part time as office manager for her local LGBTQIA+ not for profit and recently joined the Kindred team as a parent facilitator.


    A Word on Language

    We here at Kindred use person-first language when referring to people with disability, as referenced in the People with Disability Language Guide (https://pwd.org.au/resources/disability-info/language-guide).  However, we recognise that in the autism community, many self-advocates and their allies prefer terminology such as “Autistic,” “Autistic person,” or “Autistic individual” because they view autism as an inherent part of an individual’s identity, as referenced by ASAN (https://autisticadvocacy.org/about-asan/identity-first-language/). 

    “Neurodiversity” is often used when discussing a strengths-based approach to autism. It is an umbrella term used to describe the natural diversity of human brains.  Including both “neurotypical” (a person whose brain does not differ from the statistical norm, and what society deems typical or more common) and “neurodivergent” (a person whose brain differs from the norm and diverges from what society deems typical eg. an autistic person). Some Autistic individuals may prefer to use the term “Neurodivergent” to identify or refer to themselves. (Please refer to Yellow Lady Bugs simplified explainer https://bit.ly/yellowladybugs and Reframing Autism’s article on neurodiversity https://bit.ly/reframingautism )

    There are alternate opinions held throughout the community. The most important thing for us to do is respect each individual’s choice of language that they prefer to use about themselves and adapt as necessary.



    More information

    • MyTime is held online using Zoom. 
    • If you have accessibility needs, please advise during registration.
    • By registering for this event you agree you have have read and agreed with the MyTime member consent statement - MyTime Consent Statement

    PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS THESE EVENTS ARE NOT RECORDED. 


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      Disclaimer: Kindred provides an opportunity for families raising children with disability to learn from each other and share their experiences and resources. Kindred does not provide personalised advice or services.

      Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information.


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