Supporting positive autistic identity

Register to join an autistic-led conference either online or in person, from 15-17 June

Registrations are now open for the Mental Health and Safety Conference, on Tuesday 15 June to Thursday 17 June.

Led by autistic girls and women and gender-diverse individuals, the conference provides a platform to share lived experiences and perspectives.

The conference is an opportunity for teachers to learn practical strategies to support improved mental health and safety and positive autistic identity for autistic girls and gender diverse individuals.

The conference will cover:

  • identifying key mental health risks of autistic girls at school
  • the intersectionality between mental health and gender and sexuality
  • how to support neurodivergent parents
  • cyber safety and the particular risks for autistic girls online, and how schools and families can work together to minimise risk.

The conference will also include a session presented by autistic teenagers and young people on navigating common challenges autistic girls face at school.

Online video content will be available for viewing for 30 days after the conference.

The conference is supported by the Department as an event partner.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 June

Platform: online, with the option to attend a session in person on Thursday 17 June

Cost: $10 for online access, and $65 to also attend the in-person session in Mooney Valley. The session will be live-streamed.

Register by visiting the Mental Health and Safety Conference website.

Find out more

For more information, refer to the Mental Health and Safety Conference.

This event program will be subject to all relevant Victorian COVIDSafe measures in place at the time.