The question “What is autism” has concerned everybody who has come across an autistic person. Researchers have been trying to answer this affirmatively, for many decades now. But these descriptions are based on external observations and many a time; do not completely match the lived experiences of Autistic people. Yet, we seldom have public discussions about autism from the point of view of an Autistic person.
To celebrate autism awareness month in April 2021, we are organising: This is my autism: a one of its kind conference in India. It will feature only Autistic presenters, who will educate us about how autism looks like from the inside. We hope that these stories and ideas will lead us to better understand Autism and support our loved ones who are Autistic.
This conference is available for free to all who want to participate.
We will be advertising for businesses run by Autistic people. Through this, we hope to support and encourage Autistic people’s ideas, talents and livelihood without charging them for advertising.
However, we are incurring expenses to organise this event. Therefore, we encourage you to donate as per your financial ability.
The following topics may not be appropriate to the theme and vision of the conference, and therefore will not be encouraged.