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Autism@Work 2021 Virtual Summit Speakers Info and resources

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

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This is the fourth and first virtual summit beginning August 24 (23) and 25 (24) 2021, remember times are in AEST when viewing the site.

AutismCRC Autism@Work 2018 video from the first event with about 100 delegates

The 2021 Event will host 40+ speakers and 1000 delegates

The first Keynote will be delivered by Clem Bastow at 24 August 2021 at 9:15am AEST | Monday August 23 7:15pm New York Time

She is part of what is being called ‘The Lost Generation’ - Diagnosed as autistic at age 36

people who for years have slipped through the cracks and whose late Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses has proven both life affirming and life changing. And now, she’s written her story in a heart-felt ‘coming of age’ memoir called ‘Late Bloomer: How An Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life’ – one of just a handful of books to speak to this lived experience from an Autistic woman’s perspective.

Clem grew up feeling like she’d missed a key memo on human behaviour. She found the unspoken rules of social engagement confusing, arbitrary and often stressful. Friendships were hard, relationships harder, and the office was a fluorescent-lit nightmare of anxiety. It wasn’t until Clem was diagnosed as autistic, at age 36, that things clicked into focus. 

The obsession with sparkly things and dinosaurs. The encyclopaedic knowledge of popular music. The meltdowns that would come on like a hurricane. The ability to write eloquently while conquering basic maths was like trying to understand ancient Greek. These weren’t just ‘personality quirks’ but autistic traits that shaped Clem’s life in powerful ways. 

With wit and warmth, Clem reflects as an autistic adult on her formative experiences as an undiagnosed young person, from the asphalt playground of St Joseph's Primary School in Melbourne to working as an entertainment journalist in Hollywood. Along the way she challenges the broader cultural implications and ideas around autism, especially for women and gender-diverse people. Deconstructing the misconceptions and celebrating the realities of autistic experience, Late Bloomer is as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, and will stay with you long after the reading.

Screenwriter, university tutor, award-winning cultural critic, author and autistic speaker, Clem Bastow will talk about her experiences of employment, including what it was like to navigate different employment environments as an undiagnosed autistic person. Clem will also reflect on the concept of ‘sustainable employment’ and share what this looks like for her.

For more details about Clem's work - head to her website HERE.

Great Australian Lives is proudly brought to you by Tobin Brothers Funerals - to see videos of our guests like their Facebook page HERE.

Great Australian Lives is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield.


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