Day 2: Sensory Experiences Program

2024 Community Summit

Day 2: Sensory Experiences

Agenda for Day 2: Sensory Experiences
(all times in AEST)

10.00am - 11.15am:  Keynote Presentation
11.30am - 12.30pm:  Panel Discussion
1:00pm – 2:00pm:  Peer Discussion Groups

Keynote Presentation:
"From trauma to triumph – supporting Autistic sensory wellbeing and joy"

Bec’s keynote presentation will take us through the world of sensory experience and how we can shift from sensory trauma to sensory joy.

After outlining what sensory processing is, and how it works in the brain and body, we will look at how sensory systems differ for Autistic children and adults and what sensory self-expression looks like for Autistic people; exploring what the research is telling us about sensory science, particularly with regards to Autism, and what evidence-based supports exist.

Finally, we will discuss how we can support an Autistic person’s sensory differences as well as how can Autistic people be empowered to navigate this sometimes-hostile sensory world.

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Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

The Reframing Autism team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we have the privilege to learn, work, and grow. Whilst we gather on many different parts of this Country, the RA team walk on the land of the Amangu, Awabakal, Bindjareb, Birpai, Whadjak, Wiradjuri and Yugambeh peoples.

We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities with which they provide us. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past and present, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.

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