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Autism Rocks: Let Us Move You is a first of its kind symposium in York Region. It will be a two day event that aims to expand understanding and acceptance of the autism spectrum from the perspective of experts--those who live it. It will provide useful, tangible information that can make a difference for individuals and parents here and now.
OUR HISTORY How Autism Rocks Began:
In 2014, Mandy Klein was participating in an adult anxiety-related group through Kerry’s Place Autism Services facilitated by Autism Consultant Maxine Share. Mandy noted in one session that, “Most of the autism symposiums and conferences out there are focused on research and on curing or changing us to be more like they would prefer us to be.”
Seeing an opportunity to engage Mandy in her community in an impactful and meaningful way, Maxine worked with Mandy to help her identify the type of symposium she’d like to see.
Those early discussions turned into a mentoring relationship as the dream moved toward reality. The result of the collaboration—led by Mandy-- has worked to bring you Autism Rocks—Let Us Move You—a symposium that features many speakers on the autism spectrum or champions of autism working in the field. The hope is that individuals who attend will leave with more understanding and acceptance of themselves and of others on the autism spectrum.