Autism Friendly is a day of learning all about the diversity of the autism spectrum bringing together autistic self-advocates, educators, students, support workers, organizations and business owners to share perspectives and come to a better understanding of autism in our community.
If you’re autistic and are willing to share something of your experience, or just want to meet informally with other autistic individuals, come on along. If you have questions or can offer a perspective on what it means to be autistic, join us at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone on January 11, 2014 (10:00am – 4:00pm).
Upon registration we will email you a short form to submit a question or suggest a topic.
The most asked questions and suggested topics will become sessions in different rooms.
20 sessions available (5, 45 minute sessions in 4 different rooms on the 6th floor of the Digital Media Zone).
We want to know what means most to you, it can be anything within the topic of ASD. We expect topics of conversation will range from self-advocacy and discovery, technologies across the spectrum, accessible employment, independence, and more.
Autism Friendly is an opportunity to grow personally and professionally learning more about working with diversity while supporting autism in the workplace, at school and in the community.
Thank you to the EDGE Lab, ASAN Toronto, Tactile Audio Displays Inc. and Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone for supporting Autism Friendly’s multi-sensory environment.
Thank you Marathon Learning Materials for sponsoring Breakfast at Autism Friendly.
Who is coming to Autism Friendly?
Autism Organizations: an opportunity for leading researchers and developmental service providers to share their successes and challenges.
Business Owners: a professional development opportunity; working with diversity, creating an inclusive workplace, and maintaining low-anxiety at work.
Families: an opportunity to share your experiences in a judgement free zone, speak with industry professionals and discover opportunities and services for you and your family.
Teachers: an opportunity to share your classroom experiences, learn communication strategies with parents, self advocates and other autism professionals.
Self-Advocates: an opportunity share your experience and help your community understand what you need to make school and work a better place to be, meet employers and service providers.
Non-Associated Community Members: support social change and learn what you need to understand about autism.
Grow personally and professionally at Autism Friendly, click below to register!