Day 5: Autistic Elders Program

2024 Community Summit

Day 5: Autistic Elders

Agenda for Day 5: Autistic Elders
(all times in AEST)

10.00am - 11.15am:  Keynote Presentation
11.30am - 12.30pm:  Panel Discussion

Keynote Presentation:
"Autistic Olders’ & well-being across later years and gender diversities"

We read about Autism in childhood and notice resources for children too. But Autism is reflected across the lifespan and across all cultures and genders. Wenn’s presentation aims to explain how Autism impacts us as older Autistics and what you might see, challenges and strengths, in older individuals. For example, we seem to be better at reading faces as we age but we might not be connecting well to our interoceptive selves or work well with concepts around object permanence.

Understanding these things, finding where we fit and appreciating what might help, is the core of this presentation.

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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.

Join us on the journey to reframe how society understands Autism