It has been many months since I wrote.
I’ve written but not blogging, I’ve been
Writing to synthesise my thoughts and aims carefully tightrope walking across the chasm of clumsiness and possible offence.
Wanting to return to painting and poetry yet caught up in writing to promote change in approach to Autism and Research.
Hoping to foster a desire for an autistic run mini conference so that those of us who have past presentations given at mainstream conferences can share with the autistic community in Oz. Travel and accommodation is so expensive here on this continent that attending mainstream Conferences is prohibitive.
Fortunately Aspect organised scholarships for autistic presenters at APAC17 to pay part or all of the registration fee…. a great move to assisting Inclusion.
Autscape in England is so far away that it is impossible for us to attend so a mini conference with minimal costs would be great. Great to share presentations, great to meet up with other autistics. Many of us living outside major cities have no face to face contact with our Neurological peers.
It is just a seed now and with a bit of gentle unforced nurturing this idea may come to fruition. We need to start small, maybe very small but ensuring that those outside major cities have reasonable access. Many ideas to toss around, letting form evolve so that it all fits together … it doesn’t need to be fashioned on the Typical models of conferences…..after we are not typical.
At present I have no idea how this will appear … will it be under my nom de plume twitter or real twitter accounts. I’m lost in cyberspace as I am still not affair with technology… a continual learning curve … and it takes perseverance and the risk taking of one blindfolded. If that doesn’t demonstrate Resilience… autistic resilience what does?