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Presentation Guidelines

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  • Identity – The Presenter must identify as an Autistic
  • Status of diagnosis- Self-diagnosed individuals are also welcome
  • Nationality – Autistic people from all around the world are welcome.
  • Marginalised groups – We particularly welcome non-speakers and those from other marginalised groups within the Autistic community to present.
  • Age – We acknowledge that Autistic people of all ages must be heard and may have amazing insights to present. However, due to certain constraints, we are only able to allow adults: ages 18+ to present this time.
  • Gender – we acknowledge that many Autistic people identify as non-binary gender. Therefore, we welcome people of any gender.

Presentation guidelines

Topics

This presentation is basically your opportunity to say whatever you feel like about Autism and being an Autistic person. Below are some sample topics you could talk about.

  • Diagnosis of Autism
    • What experiences did you have trying to get an Autism diagnosis
  • Education
    • What experiences did you have as a child with respect to education?
  • Employment
    • What experiences did you have as an adult with respect to employment?
  • Family
    • What experiences did you have while navigating relationships with family members?
  • Romance
    • What experiences did you have while navigating relationships with romantic partners?
  • Strengths and weaknesses
    • What do you think are the strengths that Autism bestows upon you?
    • What are the weaknesses of being Autistic?
  • Specific support needs
    • What are your support needs that are most difficult to obtain help for?
    • What experiences did you have while trying to get the support you desired?
  • Friends
    • What experiences did you have while navigating relationships with friends and playing with them?
  • Communication
    • How do you think Autistic communication is different from Neurotypical communication?
  • Being understood by neurotypical people
    • Being misunderstood is a common experience among Autistic people. What have your experiences in this regard been?
  • Sensory experiences
    • What are some of your most enjoyable and distressing sensory experiences?
  • Message to neurotypical people
    • What message and learning would you like to give to neurotypical people?
  • Trauma and mental health
    • What are some of the ways you felt traumatised and what has your journey to happiness been?
  • Masking
    • In what ways do you mask?
    • What has been the effect of masking on you?
  • Special interests
    • What are your special interests?
    • Have they always been the same?
    • How important are your special interests to you?
  • Stimming
    • What are your stims?
    • How do you think stimming helps you?
  • Focus
    • Describe your level of focus.
    • How does it help you?
    • What are the ways people can support you in focussing?
  • Your perceptions about the world
    • What do you think of the people, the world, and the society we live in?
    • What changes would you like to bring?
  • Any particular theories you may have regarding Autism
  • Any particular ideas you may have around how Autistic people can be supported

We are open to any other concepts revolving around autism. We want to explore a wide range of topics both theoretical and practical. So please feel free to choose your topic.

Abstract submission guidelines

We are now accepting proposals for presentations from Autistic individuals.

You only need to submit the abstract to us. The abstract is a summary of your idea. If it is selected, you can bring your complete presentation on the final day. You don’t need to send us your final presentation in advance.

Please adhere to template given above and the word limit. This will help us understand your idea better.

Send us your complete abstract by the 10thof April.

All submissions must be sent to info@truhap.com, with subject line: This is my Autism.

Inappropriate Topics

The following topics may not be appropriate to the theme and vision of the conference, and therefore will not be encouraged.

  1. Cure for or prevention of Autism
  2. Causes for Autism
  3. Benefits of particular therapies (unless from an advocacy perspective)
  4. How helpful particular therapists or organisations have been (unless from an advocacy perspective)

Presentation format

You can choose any creative medium for expressing your views. Some example formats are given below. But please do not be limited by these.

  • Talk
  • Poem
  • Video
  • PowerPoint
  • Artwork
  • Animation
  • Song
  • Cartoon
  • Memes
  • Text to Speech app

If you want us to silently display your work, we can do that too.

Languages

English Hindi Indian Sign Language
Videos can be in any language but need to have closed captions in English

If you wish to present in Indian Sign Language, a Sign language interpreter will be provided by us. However, if you wish to present in other dialects of Sign language, we recommend that you bring along your own interpreter.

Presentation Time

You can take up to 15 minutes for the presentation. You will be given a reminder at the 10th minute and then again at the 14th minute.

Audience

We expect the following categories of people to attend your presentation. Please be mindful about addressing to them. If you need help with this, do feel free to get in touch with us.

  • Autistic people
  • Parents of Autistic people
  • Other loved ones of Autistic people: siblings/ friends/ colleagues/ relatives
  • Professionals working with Autistic people
  • Disability rights advocates
  • Students of sociology, education, psychology and disability studies

Conference platform

This conference will be conducted on Zoom. Therefore, please be mindful of the limitations of the platforms as you prepare for your presentation. We are expecting a large number of audiences. And can help you moderate the questions that come by. If you are unsure, you can write to us about it.

Questions and Answer Session

Participants will be allowed to type in their questions throughout the session. One of the organisers from the TruHap team will make a list of all the questions. When you end your presentation, we will read out the questions one by one for you to answer. Questions maybe about

  • your presentation
  • About your experiences with certain aspects of Autism
  • About support needs for an Autistic person in their life
  • About your opinions on certain aspects of Autism

If you do not wish to answer a question, please feel free to let us know. You will not be forced.

What we expect from you

  1. Abstract in the given format – Please adhere to the template and the word limit of the abstract.
  1. Reliability – A lot of hard work goes in to prepare the schedule. A lot of people will be counting on us too. So once you are selected, please ensure you do present. It’s very common to feel uneasy and nervous just before a presentation. If you feel you need extra help in presenting, do get in touch with us. We will work out a solution. If for unforeseen reasons, you must back out, please do let us know at least 2 days in advance.
  1. Permission to record – Some individuals may be able to access the presentation only through a recorded file. To support them, we will be recording all presentations in the video format.

What you can expect from us

  1. Audience – We have intentionally kept this conference free of cost. We want to enable the maximum number of people to attend. This means that you have a rare opportunity to educate a large number of people about autism.
  2. Preparation support– If your abstract is selected, then we will provide you any support you may need with your presentation. We understand that sometimes it is tough to articulate our thoughts and present it in an understandable manner. This process often gets easier when we brainstorm with others.
  3. Mock presentations – 4 days have been set aside before the conference dates, just for this purpose. More details on the mocks will be provided nearer to time.
  4. Empathy – Many of the volunteers on the organising team are neurodiverse and we understand you. We have had some of the same experiences as you and we feel you.

Timelines

Date Event
22nd March 2022 Abstract submissions open
10th April 2022 Last date to submit abstract
15th April 2022 Submitters informed of acceptance or non-acceptance of abstract
22th April 2022 Roster or schedule of presentations published
23rd, 24th, and 25th Practice or mock for the presenters
30th April 2022 (4pm to 7pm) Day 1 of conference
1st May 2022 (4pm to 7pm) Day 2 of conference

Please note the following

1. Many of our presenters have no prior experience in giving presentations to the audience. All we want is to give them a platform to voice their opinions.
2. We request you to accept our presenters if they are unable to follow the social norms of self presentation and encourage our presenters to not feel embarassed when they stim, forget and ask for help.

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Timelines

Date Event
23rd, 24th, and 25th Practice or mock for the presenters
30th April 2022 (4pm to 7pm) Day 1 of conference
1st May 2022 (4pm to 7pm) Day 2 of conference

Please note the following

1. Many of our presenters have no prior experience in giving presentations to the audience. All we want is to give them a platform to voice their opinions.
2. We request you to accept our presenters if they are unable to follow the social norms of self presentation and encourage our presenters to not feel embarrassed when they stim, forget and ask for help.

Schedule for Day 1: 30th April 2022
Session number Title Presenter Time
Session 1 Welcome address Priyanka 4:00 – 4:10 pm
Session 2 Introduction Rishith 4:10 – 4:25 pm
Session 3 An adolescent’s perspective Sanjith 4:25 – 4:40 pm
Session 4 My experience with Autism Binayak Bhattacharyya 4:40 – 4:55 pm
Session 5 Mera Darr Tayzeem 4:55 – 5:10 pm
Session 6 Q & A 5:10 – 5:30 pm
Session 7 Break 5:30 – 5:35 pm
Session 8 Advertisement 5:35 – 5:45 pm
Session 9 Life on the spectrum Pranav Sethi 5:45 – 6:00 pm
Session 10 The perspective less talked about. And why. Keshav Porwal 6:00 – 6:15 pm
Session 11 Living on the Autism Spectrum Shruti Krishna Sareen 6:15 – 6:30 pm
Session 12 My poems Akshay Rassey 6:30 – 6:45 pm
Session 13 Q & A 6:45 – 7:00 pm
Schedule for Day 2: 1st May 2022

Session number

Topic Presenter

Time

Session 1 Summary of the previous day Rakshita 4:00 – 4:10 pm
Session 2 My journey with the differences Nivedita A 4:10 – 4:25 pm
Session 3 This is my Autism Rajarshi 4:25 – 4:40 pm
Session 4 Janak’s Autism Experience and His Challenges and Strengths Janak 4:40 – 4:55 pm
Session 5 Me and my autism Nehal Tiwari 4:55 – 5:10 pm
Session 6 Q & A 5:15 – 5:30 pm
Session 7 Break 5:30 – 5:35 pm
Session 8 Advertisement 5:35 – 5:45 pm
Session 9 C.A.R.E for Autism Community Preeti Dixit 5:45 – 6:00 pm
Session 10 Compliance….masking on demand Karen 6:00 – 6:15 pm
Session 11 Connecting globally to influence autism research Heta Pukki 6:15 – 6:30 pm
Session 12 Q & A 6:30 – 6:45 pm
Session 13 Tarun closing 6:45 – 7:00 pm

To register for this event email your details to priyankanaveen.ganji@gmail.com

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Date And Time

2022-04-30 @ 04:00 (IST) to
2022-05-01 @ 07:00 (IST)
 

Location

Online Event

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