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2017 Autism West Symposium

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Date & time

All day on the 3rd of November 2017
until the end of the 4th of November



Esplanade Hotel 
46-54 Marine Terrace 
WA 6160
  • Fremantle


We’re connecting and empowering people on the spectrum by showcasing inspirational speakers, people, organisations and thought leaders doing amazing work within the community.

The 2017 Autism West Symposium will focus on ‘The Big Picture’, looking beyond childhood as those on the autism spectrum move into adulthood, with a particular focus on developing social skills, independence, and finding meaningful employment. The program will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more.

Who Is It For?

Our annual symposium is for people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers, as well as educators, researches and health professionals.

The Format

Taking place across one and a half days, the 2017 Autism West Symposium will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more. We will also be featuring employers and educational professionals championing the education and employment of those with ASD.

*Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017

The Speakers

We have some exciting speakers already confirmed, including:

  • Graeme Simsion - Best-selling author of ‘The Rosie Project
  • Jeanette Purkis - Author, speaker and autism advocate
  • Kerry Magro - Once non-verbal, he is now an international public speaker
  • Jacquiline den Houting - Psychologist with lived experience with Asperger Syndrome
  • Matt Schneider - CEO of Optika Solutions, where over 50% of the employees are on the autism spectrum
  • Carla Burn - Network Leader and Mentor at the iCan Network
  • Barb Cook - Founder and Editor in Chief of Spectrum Women Magazine

Click here to download the event flyer.

Venue:  Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160

Event Date: Friday 3 November 2017 & Saturday 4 November 2017

Further information: Contact Autism West on 08 9431 2111 or email Event Coordinator, Helene Hansen, at 


The 2017 Autism West Symposium will be held at the beautiful Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia.

We have secured limited discounted accommodation at the Esplanade for those wanting to make the most of the event. To book and claim your discounted accommodation please click here.

Booking Information:

  • All tickets include Credit Card Processing Fee.
  • Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017
  • Registration fees include morning tea and lunch on Day One and morning tea on Day Two
  • Autism West reserves the right to make changes to the program
  • Autism West may ask you to present proof of your eligibility for a concession
  • Please note that registration is non-refundable, but we are happy for you to transfer it to someone else.

  • $128-450
    • Youth
    • Family
    • Adult
  • Online
    • Air-conditioning
    • Disabled toilets
    • Internet facilities / Wifi
    • Lift
    • Ramp
    • Toilets
    • Wheelchair access
    • Cash
    • Credit card
    • EFTPOS