Australia’s Biggest Autistic Youth Event
AWETISM 2020, our first virtual expo was a free event targeted at Autistic students both primary and secondary, who are aware of their Autism diagnosis. The Expo showcased the awe-inspiring talents of Autistic students (aged 9-20-years-old) by giving them a platform to present on their unique passions, theories and skills.
“I WOULDN’T OF BEEN ABLE TO DO MY SPEECH AT THE EXPO IF I HADN’T JOINED THIS PROGRAM”
– I CAN Mentee who thanked I CAN for being able to present at the Expo.
50 I CAN TALKS – Presentations by 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.
THE HON JAMES MErLINO MP
VICTORIAN MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
AWARD WINNING WRITER – U.S.A
DR WENN LAWSON
PSYCHOLOGIST AND EXPERT ON AUTISM
ADVOCATE, AUTHOR AND PRESENTER
DR EMMA GOODALL
AUTISTIC EDUCATION EXPERT
ANZ – SPECTRUM PROGRAM
FOR WORK PLACE PROFESSIONALS:
12:30pm – 1:30pm
I CAN WORKPLACE FORUM
Facilitator – I CAN Melbourne Regional Manager – Jenni Montgomery. I CAN Deputy CEO – Tiffany Mumford. I CAN Regional Manager Queensland – Bree Huggins. ANZ Spectrum Program – Andrew Baird. Live Q&A to follow
FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS:
3:40pm – 4:30pm
I CAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Facilitator – I CAN Founder and Chief Enabling Officer (CEO) Chris Varney. Autism Education Expert – Dr Emma Goodall. I CAN Regional Manager Goulburn Murray – Kate Andrews. I CAN Mentor – Lana Wheatfill. Live Q&A to follow
FOR PARENTS, CARERS & FAMILY MEMBERS:
6:10pm – 7:00pm
PARENT FORUM – FRESH START FOR 2021
I CAN Trainee Mentor – Jake Holland. I CAN Regional Manager South West – Kate Meade. I CAN Mentor – Kristie Murden. Autism Education Expert – Dr Emma Goodall. Live Q&A to follow.
7:00PM – 7:50PM
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE FORUM
I CAN Ambassador, Author & Autism Advocate – Tim Chan. Advocate, Author and Presenter – Yenn Purkis. Psychologist & Expert on Autism – Dr Wenn Lawson. Award Winning Writer – Steve Silberman (U.S.A) I CAN Founder and Chief Enabling Officer (CEO) Chris Varney. Live Q&A to follow.
I CAN FOUNDER AND CHIEF ENABLING OFFICER
I CAN MENTOR
I CAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE QUEENSLAND
I CAN TRAINEE MENTOR
I CAN CHAIRPERSON
I CAN Mentee