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Spectrum Space Symposium 2022: Program

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This is a draft of the program. Although most of our speaker slots are featured, please note that days, times and presentations are subject to change, and that this program is not complete. Complete program is expected soon.

Day 1: Friday 14 October 2022

TIMEEVENTSPEAKERTOPIC
8:15amRegistrations open
9:00amWelcomeHelene Hansen
9:05amWelcome to countryOlman Walley
9:10amOpeningHon Don Punch, Minister for Disability Services
9:20amPlenaryAndrew WhitehouseEvidence-based practice: Australia’s first national guideline for early therapies and supports to autistic children and their families
10:20amMorning Tea
10:50amKeynote SpeechJodi RodgersYEAH, NAH… The Complexity of Consent (live online)
12:00pmBreakout SessionsOption 1: Ebony Birch-HangerEducation – sensory accommodations
Option 2: Tammy McGowanThe Impact of Disclosure on Relationships
Option 3: Spectrum Space’s Shakespeare CompanyShakespeare Reimagined: A Midsummer Night’s Dream from a neurodivergent perspective
1:00pmLunch
2:00pmBreakout SessionsOption 1: Ebony Birch-HangerEducation – curriculum accommodations
Option 2: Wenn LawsonAutism, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Option 3: TBA
3:00pmBreakout SessionsOption 1: Wenn LawsonAutism and Intersectionality: Gender
Option 2: TBA
Option 3: Ali FardinpourVirtual reality – applications and possibilities
4:00pmPlenaryJayelan LeeJayelan’s Journey: Schooling & communication in a non-verbal world
4:30pmPlenaryShu YauUnderstanding Community Needs to Reshape Non-verbal Autism Research
5:00pmClose & Networking

Day 2: Saturday 15 October 2022

TIMEEVENTSPEAKERTOPIC
7:45amRegistrations open
8:00am – 9:00amWorkshopMaree Crabbe & Wenn LawsonPorn is Not the Norm – Pornography, young people and autism 
 FOUR HOUR WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS – Part 1
8:15amPlenaryTBA
9:00amBreakout SessionsOption 1: Autism CRCmyWay Employability: Helping autistic young people plan and prepare for their working life
Option 2: Ana PalaciosFor the Love of Tangents – Austim identity, culture and community
WorkshopMaree Crabbe & Wenn LawsonPorn is Not the Norm – Pornography, young people and autism 
 FOUR HOUR WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS – Part 2
10:00amBreakout SessionsOption 1: Theresa KiddSupporting Children and Adolescents with a PDA profile
Option 2: Deanne Pilton & Heather TompkinNavigating the NDIS: Practical planning tips to get the most out of your plan
WorkshopMaree Crabbe & Wenn LawsonPorn is Not the Norm – Pornography, young people and autism 
 FOUR HOUR WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS – Part 3
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amBreakout SessionsOption 1: Theresa KiddHelping Autistic Teens Manage their Anxiety
Option 2: Caitlin HuntSport and exercise
WorkshopMaree Crabbe & Wenn LawsonPorn is Not the Norm – Pornography, young people and autism 
 FOUR HOUR WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS – Part 4
12:30pmClosing remarksNicole RogersonState of Autism in 2022
1:15pmClose