Good Evening from Brisbane!!
Today was the final day of APAC and the most important one… I presented my lecture!
The day opened with great lectures by Dr Iliana Magiati who talked about autism and anxiety and Dr. Yuan Gao, a Chinese doctor who gave a great presentation about ancient Chinese wisdoms as it related to raising his son with autism.
I was very excited to present my lecture and the audience turnout was great!
The lecture went great and some of the follow-up questions I got from the audience, included questions about disability support services during college and asking about when I came to terms with my autism. I answered those questions separately, but can answer them on here in one statement.
In collge, I didn’t really seek out disability support services because I didn’t come to awareness terms with my autism really until I entered college. Before college, I thought of myself as normal, quirky, ZEZ. It wasn’t until college that I really owned my autism.
The conference ended with a Q&A with some of the main speakers throughout the week. It was nice to hear their different thoughts on many worldwide perspectives on autism.
I’m now back to the hotel room and eating my dinner while watching some rugby pregame coverage, among flipping through Australian TV. I figured I’d have to watch some Australian TV at least once during my trip.
Tomorrow I plan to meet up with Garry Burge, the leader of the Brisbane Aspie Adult Innovators Social Group, to do a little sightseeing on my final day in Brisbane.
My time at the conference has been wonderful and I met a lot of great people! Coming to this conference was absolutely awesome!
Until tomorrow…Good Night from Brisbane!