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AUStism 2021 – New event dates

AUStism 2021 – New event dates

After months of waiting, we’re thrilled to announce new dates for our AUStism event series in March 2021!  Join us in Brisbane on the 23rd of March, Sydney on the 25th of March and Melbourne on the 28th of March for an evening of real stories from an incredible line up of speakers.

What is AUStism?

Stories to challenge, inform and inspire…

Autism presents differently for every person diagnosed. It’s a ‘spectrum’ of experience, with many wonderful, and sometimes challenging, ‘shades’ for the people living with it and those who love them.

At Autism Awareness Australia, we are committed to raising awareness and understanding of all types of autism, and thus we are excited to announce that our AUStism speaker series is returning in 2021 with an incredible line up of national presenters! An evening of real stories from real people – funny, tough, compelling, bittersweet and guaranteed to touch and inspire.

Tickets on sale in January 2021!

Grab your friends/family and join us for an event not to be missed!

We are holding 3 separate events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with a different line up of speakers at each event.

Tickets are limited and will be available for sale in January 2021.

BRISBANE – 23 March 2021

The State Library of QLD
6pm – 9pm

Tickets $60pp


  • Chloe Maxwell
  • Tim & Judy Sharp (Laserbeak Man)
  • Jodi Rodgers
    (Love on the Spectrum)
  • Barb Cook

SYDNEY – 25 March 2021

The Art Gallery of NSW
6pm – 9pm

Tickets $60pp


  • Jo Abi
  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • Richard and Randa Habelrih (Autism Mates)
  • Mark Radburn & Karina Holden – Love on the Spectrum panel

MELBOURNE – 28 March 2021

Arts Centre Melbourne (TBC)
3pm – 6pm

Tickets $60pp


  • Jo Abi
  • Tim & Judy Sharp
    (Laser Beak Man)
  • TBC

All Our Speakers

Jocelyn Moorhouse
Film director, author and
autism mum

Chloe Maxwell
Media personality and
autism mum

Jodi Rodgers
Love on the Spectrum
Sexologist and counsellor 

Richard and Randa Habelrih
Autism MATES
son and mother duo

Karina Holden
Northern Pictures
head of Factual
(Love on the Spectrum)

Barb Cook
Neurodivergent, author, speaker and
keen motorcyclist

Jo Abi
Journalist, TV presenter, writer and
autism mum

Tim & Judy Sharp
Laser Beak Man
Artist with autism, script writer and author

Mark Radburn
Love on the Spectrum
Autistic self advocate

Michael Whelan
academic, writer, musician and
autism advocate

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