Articles about: Conference

Speaker highlights from the conference

20 October 2017 – The Altogether Autism team was out and about during the July conference in Auckland. Here researcher REBECCA ARMSTRONG writes about two speakers, Tanea Paterson and Caroline Hearst. TANEA PATERSON is an autistic woman who is a qualified addiction practitioner and has her own personal journey with substance use and chronic pain. Tanea’s […]

Conference wrap up

20 October 2017 – KIA ORA KOUTOU, Ngā mihi nui kia kouotu katoa. A big thank you to everyone who attended our biennial conference, Transitions #Breakthrough2017 in Auckland in July. Two hundred and five delegates joined us for the event and 100 of you completed the evaluation form and rated this event very highly. We […]

Parents’ intervention choices

19 October 2017 – Parents are often tasked with a series of important decisions soon after a child is diagnosed with autism – including assessing which interventions are effective, safe and worth the time and effort in implementing in order to benefit their child and their family. Altogether Autism researcher TEGAN ANDREWS empathises with them. SIFTING THROUGH […]

Transitioning from conference to university

19 October 2017 – Bethany Gray always felt she was different from people around her and wondered why. When she was 17 she was diagnosed as being autistic. This is her journey. THE AUTISM diagnosis I received at 17 explained my difficulty in reading body language, understanding behaviours and communicating with others. With the help […]