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Autism Open Day, 24 March 2019

The Curtin Autism Research Group, Telethon Kids Institute Autism Research Team and Autism CRC are pleased to invite you to our annual Autism Open Day. This year, the Rotary Club of Scarborough will co-host the event as we have amalgamated the annual Autism Open Day with the Autism Awareness Morning Tea. This event is part of Curtin’s Research Rumble (24 – 27 March 2019).

Event details

Location: Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley, WA 6102
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2019
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Join us in an exchange of knowledge and experiences. The program includes a range of topics including presentations from autistic adults and parents, as well as information from researchers on current research and programs aiming to support people with autism.

There are also stalls with information on key areas such as:

• Quality of life of adults with autism
• Medication use amongst adults with autism
• Transition to school
• Peer mentoring program for university students with autism
• Getting around the community
• Early identification and early intervention
• Diagnosis

Autism Open Day 2019 flyer (pdf)

Autism Open Day 2019 Information Package (pdf)

A big thank you to Scarborough Rotary for sponsoring all the free coffee at the Autism Open Day. To receive a free coffee voucher for use on the day, please RSVP via this link: Free Coffee

Autism Open Day Program – Sunday 24 March 2019

10.00am – 3.00pm: Exhibition area open

10.30am – 10.35am: Welcome to country and Research Rumble video presentation

10.35am – 10.45am: Official Welcome by Professor John Cordery, Provost, Curtin University

10.45am – 11.00am: Event open and speech by the Honourable Stephen Dawson, MLC, Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

11.00am – 11.05am: Video presentation from the Autism CRC

11.05am – 11.15am: Speech by Rotarian Jim Joseph from the Rotary Club of Scarborough

11.15am – 11.30am: “An Aspie family – Our perspectives” – presented by Oliver, Virginia and Aaron Sta Maria

11.30am – 12.30pm: “Sleep in autism: What do we know and what can we do about it “- Keynote by Professor Peter Eastwood, School of Human Sciences, the University of Western Australia, and  Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Head of Autism Research, Telethon Kids Institute

12.30pm – 2.15pm: Break

2.15pm – 2.35pm: “Talking about functioning and autism” presented by Professor Sonya Girdler, Director of Curtin Autism Research Group, Curtin University, and Dr Ben Milbourn, School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University

2.35pm – 2.55pm: “Finding a voice – Empowering youth with autism” presented by the Youth Advisory Council, Autism West

3.00pm: Event close