Annual conference

Each year we bring together autistic experts from the allied health, education, advocacy, research, care-based and creative sectors to share their experience, work and ideas on how to better support autistic girls and gender diverse youth at school, home and beyond.

This important event is an opportunity to amplify autistic voices, set neuro-affirming agendas for change, grow our community and further our understanding of autistic lived experience.

The conference is usually held over three days in the middle of the year, and runs as a hybrid model with full online access and the option of in-person attendance in Melbourne for the final day.

Next conference dates:

  • 18-20 June 2024 (online with ability to attend final day in-person, in Melbourne)

Stay tuned via our newsletter and socials for more information.

Past conference themes have included “mental health and safety”, “understanding autistic and ADHD minds” and “supporting autistic girls and gender diverse youth at school and beyond”.

Our conference is proudly neuro-affirming, autistic led, and uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed lens. Each year we deliver captivating, life changing, practical and memorable professional and life learning opportunities that keep people coming back year after year.

Our conferences have a strong emphasis on lived autistic experience. We ensure that our speakers are mostly those who identify autistic, including teachers, psychologists, and allied health professionals.

Low cost

Our conference is made possible with the support of our funding partner, the Department of Education, Victoria. We want to make sure everyone can attend. We set our price to cover costs and keep it within reach for most people – professionals and families, individuals and organisations. Talk to us if it is a stretch to pay the registration fee. NDIS funded members may be able to claim for this activity. Talk to us if you need for help making a claim.

How to attend

This is primarily an online event with the option of in-person attendance in Melbourne for the final day. The agenda includes pre-recorded and live presentations and panel discussions. As well as new insights and opportunities to meet new people, you will get resources, and access to presentation recordings for 90 days. If your attendance is work-related you can ask for a professional development certificate.