The Mental Health & Safety Conference is a three day online conference featuring autistic girls & women, gender diverse individuals and allies. Presenters will share stories, insights and information on a range of topics related to safety and co-occurring mental health conditions.
There is an option for attendees to attend the last day in Melbourne, otherwise attendees can continue to watch the livestream online.
This conference is sponsored by the Department of Education and Training Victoria.
The overall aim of the conference is to provide a platform for autistic individuals who can share practical strategies which will support improved mental health, wellbeing and positive autistic identity for autistic girls and gender diverse individuals throughout their schooling years and beyond. The following themes will be discussed:
This is an autistic-led conference – with the majority of the speakers being neurodivergent/autistic. Importantly, it will also be focused on increasing the confidence of autistic girls and gender diverse individuals at school especially in self advocacy, safety and good mental health.
This dynamic three day conference will feature a hybrid mix of live-streamed and pre-recorded presentations you can watch in the comfort of your own home. You will gain exclusive access to the virtual foyer, to explore the conference room, chill room and meet the community in the supervised chat room.
What to expect:
Once you register, we will arrange your own personal login details, so you can access the conference from your computer, phone or tablet.
You will enter a virtual foyer (just like entering a real conference) and you will be guided to begin watching the scheduled sessions. You will have an opportunity to explore the virtual conference, chill out space, and even enter our chat session to connect and interact with other attendees. Each session will be supervised by a Yellow Ladybugs team member.
For those who purchase the Face to Face/Online Combo ticket, you will be sent further details by email regarding the venue and logistics for attending Day 3 in person in Melbourne.
Online video content will be available for viewing for 30 days after the Conference.
Online Ticket : $10
15th- 17th June 2021 : This ticket will give you access to all three days of our virtual conference (including the live streaming on Day 3).
Face to Face / Online Combo Ticket: $65
This ticket will give you access to the face to face portion of the event – to be held on Day 3 (17th June) at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. Small takeaway lunch is included in this price. This ticket also gives you full access to all three days of the virtual conference as well.
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A powerful and enlightening talk for high masking autistic or neuro-questioning parents who support their neurodivergent family.