Category: Education

What is wrong with person first language?

A few months ago, at an event I was presenting at someone came up to me and asked: What is wrong with person first language? We have people with brown hair and blond hair; We have people with brown eyes and we have people with different coloured skin, isn’t that the same as having autism? At the time I was asked these questions I … Read More What is wrong with person first language?

Misrepresented In The Media

Hi all today I was informed I had been featured in an article in the Portland Observer & Guardian regarding the I CAN Network expanding to Portland. The journalist who wrote this article neglected to ask my permission to feature me in this article and in doing so misrepresented me by using false and totally unsupported quotes from myself and apparently my Blog. The claims included … Read More Misrepresented In The Media

Calum Courtney Makes The Grand Final Of Britain’s Got Talent!

I am so pleased to say that Calum Courtney has made it through to the grand final of Britain’s Got Talent and what better way is there than rewriting a song for your mother. Calum who is 10 years old and on the autism spectrum has shown the world that being autistic is not a negative thing that we should be ashamed of. he has shown … Read More Calum Courtney Makes The Grand Final Of Britain’s Got Talent!

Department Of Education States Violence Is Rare In Victorian Schools

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has stated that “Incidents of violence and aggressive behavior remain relatively rare in Victoria’s more than 1,500 government schools”. This statement was made in response to an incident where an autistic boy was beaten with a spanner outside of a Melbourne school a few days ago. I would like to state that this assertion is not true … Read More Department Of Education States Violence Is Rare In Victorian Schools

Eye Contact results in unpleasant overstimulation of the brain finally Scientifically proven

It is no secret that people on the autism spectrum don’t tend to make eye contact with other people, however, why is this? Up until recently scientists and other neurotypical people assumed it had to do with our lack of understanding of social cues and that we must be taught to make eye contact, however, this is not the case as proven by a … Read More Eye Contact results in unpleasant overstimulation of the brain finally Scientifically proven

2 Years Old Today!

Two years ago today, I wrote a Facebook post revealing a secret I had been hiding for four years. Since that day I have dedicated my time to advocating for a more accepting and inclusive world for people on the autism spectrum. Today we celebrate two years since the post that started this all, two years of giving hope to young people on the … Read More 2 Years Old Today!

Spectrospective 2018 Film

Hi everyone and once again Happy World Autism Awareness Day, I hope your day has been great so far. For those of you who unfortunately could not watch the Spectrospective film on the big screen, you can watch the full film and everyone’s individual video submission by heading to: http://spectrospective.com.au/video-gallery/ You can also view my full video submission to Spectrospective by heading to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4XQ8M4JaGU

Autism in the Classroom Presentation

Hi Everyone, below is a video of my talk on the topic of autism in the classroom which was presented at the 2018 National Future Schools Conference in Melbourne. I apologise for the quality of the video however, we had technical difficulties with connecting to the venue’s Wi-Fi.

National Future Schools Expo Talk

Missed my round table session on the topic of autism in the classroom? Don’t worry as Tomorrow I will be speaking on the Expo Main Stage on the same topic at 1:40pm this is a free talk so anyone can attend. For those who unfortunately can’t make it I will also be live streaming my talk on my Facebook page.

Exciting News

Due to countless people recommending I write a book I have decided to do just that however, I am no author hence this post today, in order to make this project a reality I will need to hire what is called a ghostwriter. If you are interested in helping make this project a reality head to www.gofundme.com/an-awetistic-journey and be sure to share this with your family … Read More Exciting News

Let’s Take a Stand Together Against Bullying

Have you ever woken up in the morning, afraid of what people may say or how they might treat you at school today? this is the reality for 90% of students on the autism spectrum, this was my reality for 7 years. I went all the way through primary school afraid and ashamed of being me, I was called names, I was pushed and … Read More Let’s Take a Stand Together Against Bullying

Awetism Classroom Cancelled

I have some sad news. After 5 months of organisation and a great deal of support from many organisations and businesses, I have due to lack of registrations taken the decision to cancel the Awetism Classroom Professional Development day for this year. Registrations have been open for an entire month yet there have only been 9 registrations. This is especially disappointing as this day … Read More Awetism Classroom Cancelled