Once you have purchased your ticket you will use your email address to gain access to the conference from your computer, phone or tablet. We recommend you use the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. We will send out more detailed easy-to-follow information via email to all ticket holders prior to the conference commencing.
You will enter a virtual foyer (just like entering a real conference) and you will be guided to begin watching the scheduled sessions. You will have an opportunity to explore the virtual conference, chill out space, and even enter our chat sessions to connect and interact with other attendees. Each session will be supervised by a Yellow Ladybugs team member.
On demand video content will be available for viewing for 90 days after the Conference.
You will need an email address, access to the internet and a device - e.g. smart phone, tablet or computer. We recommend you use the following browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge
The conversations will be centred around quite triggering content, including self harm, suicidal ideation etc. We suggest having a good support network available, should any of the content trigger you. You can also reach out to a number of online and telephone support systems including Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia
As an autistic organisation, we pledge to amplify autistic voices and believe this is paramount in furthering our understanding of self-image, mental health, executive functioning, and the intersection with autistic lived experience.
Yes and your booking fee is going directly toward the payment of all our speakers. We are grateful to be in a position to subsidise this fee with sponsorship and want to ensure our autistic speakers are paid, valued and respected for their time and contribution.
Yes whilst this conference recognises that most autistic students are likely to be attending school in a traditional mainstream school setting, we believe that the focus on supporting students through schooling and beyond is relevant for all autistic young people, across all types of schooling/education environments. Our autistic speakers come from a diverse range of schooling experiences, including those who were home-schooled or participated in distance education. Although many of the strategies discussed during the conference will focus specifically on supporting autistic individuals who are attending school in a traditional sense, these strategies are also transferable to everyday life, and can be adapted to the particular needs of individuals.
Yellow Ladybugs has a particular focus on supporting autistic girls, women and gender diverse autistic individuals. We know that due to prevailing stereotypes and the gender bias in the current diagnostic tools, neurodivergent girls and women are often missed. This is particularly the case for the many autistic girls and women (along with many gender diverse autistic individuals and some autistic cis-males) who have a more ‘internalised’ autistic presentation and whose needs are often hidden due to their ability to mask. Whilst the theme of this conference comes under the umbrella of supporting autistic girls at school, we know that the content of the presentations will be relevant to autistic individuals of all genders including cis-female, cis-male, trans and non-binary, transfeminine, transmasculine, genderqueer, and other marginalised genders . Our speakers have a diverse range of gender identities, and we would encourage all our attendees to draw fully on this wide spectrum of experiences.
These will be made available to those who purchased the ticket option with personalised PD certificate. There is an extra cost associated with this. Please email us if you haven't received yours after the conclusion of the conference
If your child has an NDIS plan that includes a budget line for parent education, and you are plan- or self-managed, you should be able to claim your registration costs from your child's NDIS funding - or if you are attending as an autistic adult, it would need to be discussed with your plan manager.
Please note at Grace's request this speech will not be recorded and therefore will not be available on demand after the conference. We encourage people who wish to hear Grace speak to attend via livestream by purchasing an online ticket. The remainder of the conference outside this half hour session will be available on demand for a period of 90 days after the conference.
Once you have logged in go to the Main Stage. Once here click on the screen. You can then choose recordings from a particular day or from the OnDemand menu.
$50 online access only: This is our most popular ticket type. View all of the conference online, worldwide, any time for up to 90 days.
$75 online access with PD certificate: This ticket is most suitable for those requiring a Professional Development certificate on completion.
$150 in-person and online: This option is for those who wish to access Day 1 and Day 2 online, then wish to attend Day 3 in person at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
$170 in-person and online with PD certificate: This ticket is most suitable for those requiring a Professional Development certificate on completion and those who also wish to access Day 1 and Day 2 online, then wish to attend Day 3 in person at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
$250 group online access only: Our most popular option for groups such as teachers, allied health or medical professionals who wish for team access (rather than individual access) to the conference.