Now in its sixth year, the AWETISM Expo has a proud reputation for providing Autistic young people aged 9-20-year-old with a platform through which they can share their passions and build networks for future study and work. I love this day because it gives our Autistic young people a confidence boost.
With the help of the Victorian Department of Education, AWETISM 2020’s virtual format will mean we can reach more Autistic young people than ever before and we’ve made it entirely FREE for everyone!
WHAT WILL I SEE?
50 I CAN TALKS – Presentations by 50 Autistic students from all over Australia.
- 4 PANEL DISCUSSIONS with Featured Guests.
- 20 EXHIBITION BOOTHS from our supporters and partners.
- I CAN SHOWCASES of our regions to build our I CAN communities.
- INTEREST GROUP SESSIONS, QUIZZES, A SCAVENGER HUNT with PRIZES!
- ALL DAY live discussions and take-home resources.
Once you register you will be given your own personal Login In details to access the event from your computer, tablet or phone. You will enter a virtual foyer just like entering a real expo. There you will be able to choose which sessions you attend, areas you explore and people you interact with. Each session will be supervised by qualified I CAN Network staff.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: 3.30PM – 4.30PM
I CAN leaders and Dr Emma Goodall, Autistic education expert, will discuss (1) strategies for supporting Autistic students in schools and (2) understanding pathological demand avoidance.
PARENTS, CARERS & FAMILY MEMBERS:
FRESH START FOR 2021: 6.10PM – 7PM
Autistic students, parents, I CAN staff and Aspect Positive Partnerships will discuss strategies which parents and teachers can use in supporting Autistic students to transition into 2021 after school closures in 2020.
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE FORUM 7:00PM – 7:50PM
Neurotribes author Steve Silberman, Autistic advocate/ author Yenn Purkis, Autistic psychologist Dr Wenn Lawson and myself as I CAN Founder will discuss ‘changing the narrative on Autism’.