This April 2nd the Sport Inclusion Community of Practice is going live with a stream straight to your living rooms focusing on all things autism.
Please join us for a virtual seminar and conversation about physical activity and autism to celebrate and recognise World Autism Awareness Acceptance Awesome Day (WAAAD).
We are living in unprecedented and uncertain times and recognise that each individual and family is experiencing these circumstances differently. The impact is far reaching and surreal to many of us. This is a time of year that many people look forward to things like FIDA, cricket, Multi-Class Triathlon, Auskick and getting the last few family swims in at the beach before winter arrives.
While you are doing the right thing and are practicing physical distancing at home we hope that we can bring you a little social time and a few tips and discussion about physical activity at home if you have autism, have a loved one who does or plan to coach someone with autism when life gets back on track.
To recognise and celebrate WAAAD we have assembled a panel of incredibly passionate and knowledgeable people who have led the way using sport and recreation as a tool for supporting and including people with autism.
Elise Muller, Elle Dow, Kellie Tait and Dr Julia Parsonson will offer short presentations about their personal and professional experiences related to all things autism, physical activity, sport and recreation followed by time for a panel discussion and question and answer (Q & A).
Of course, Elise, Elle, Kellie and Julia do not have all the answers and like everyone they too have had to adjust tremendously over the past weeks both professionally and personally. We hope that this is the start of a conversation and not only a single seminar. While we don't have the answers we do know that we are stronger when we come together (with physical distancing).
Typically, Elle, Elise and Kellie are working with large teams in big spaces so we will do our best to adjust to the home environment. Julia typically goes into an office, now she just walks across the hall to a home office. Many of us have adjusted and we recognise that each person experiences changes to routine differently.
The speakers have kindly agreed to present with less than a week of notice and we will all do our best to ensure the technology works. I have assured the speakers that anyone tuning in will be totally understanding of last minute changes, technical glitches and the possible interruption by children.
How to join: please register here so we can communicate with you. You can join of from 11am Australian Eastern Standard time over Facebook live at:
AAAPlay Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aaaplay/