Spectrum Space Symposium 2023
This year we are offering a standalone Masterclass in partnership with inclusionEd, covering a range of relevant topics for educators supporting autistic students in the classroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to bring work units or tasks along to explore how they can apply inclusive teaching strategies, and to learn strategies that benefit all students while supporting autistic students in particular. For more information click here. All Symposium ticket holders have the option of to attend this workshop as part of their ticket for the Symposium – you do not need to purchase an additional Masterclass ticket.
The annual Spectrum Space Symposium is a signature event for anyone with an interest in autism, its opportunities and challenges.
Taking place across one and a half days, the Spectrum Space Symposium is a unique event in Western Australia, featuring inspiring local, national and international thought-leaders in the field, including those with lived experience. Presentations will include keynote and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics designed to inform, inspire and engage.
Concession pricing is available for Autistic people, their families/carers and students.
A limited amount of subsidised tickets for individuals with autism and families/carers of people with autism are available. Please click here to download a subsidy application form – all applications due by 2 October 2023.
Discounted Accommodation: Pan Pacific Perth is offering discounted accommodation to our delegates, click here to book your accommodation.
Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in autism including; individuals on the spectrum, family members, carers, allied health professionals, service providers, educators and researchers.
Why should you attend? The Symposium provides an excellent opportunity to listen to the latest expert news and advice in the field of autism. You can connect with speakers, local service providers, educators and other attendees who might have similar experiences to your own. It is a rare opportunity to meet and network with people with diverse experiences and expertise, all in one place.
Speakers: We have already secured exiting national and local speakers including Theresa Kidd, Raelene Dundon, Jess Rowlings, Sarah Bernard, Liz Baird and Monique Mitchelson. This year we’re also offering an educator masterclass in how to support Autistic children and teenagers, which can be attended as a stand-alone event. We will be announcing speakers in the coming months so watch this space.
Topics: We aim to cover a diverse range of relevant topics and this year's Symposium topics include; inclusive learning through gaming, interdependence vs independence, Understanding and Supporting Autistic Play, Behaviour Management, life skills through a neurodivergent perspective, culturally appropriate services, school refusal, Supporting Neurodivergent and Gender Diverse Young People, mentoring through art, and much more.
Program: You can view our program here, but as we are still securing speakers this is not the final version. Please note that days, times and presentations are subject to change.
During the event the crowd may be photographed, if you would prefer your photo not to be taken, please contact one of the Spectrum Space Staff & Volunteers on the day.