Friday, January 25, 2019

Date And Time

Fri. 25 January 2019

9:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT



Room 1.10

50 Little Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


What is a 'pilot workshop?'

This pilot workshop aims to inform the design, delivery and content of an online module to support the inclusion of people with autism in a variety of sport and active recreation activities. The online module aims to support a diverse range of people with autism including those with co-existing conditions such as ADHD, ID, CP etc.

What will be covered?

The workshop will cover a short history of autism internationally, prevalence, gender ratios, the impact that people with autism and their families have had in history, and strategies for inclusion in sport and recreation.

Who should attend?

The more diverse the audience the better the outcomes. The content presented will be beneficial to parents of children with autism, PE teachers and coaches.

What is the cost?

There is no financial cost, the workshop is free. However, your 'cost' to register is that you answer 1 question, "what are the top 3 things you would like out of the workshop?" This will help us design the workshop in advance to meet your needs. As this is a free event there will be no catering, participants will be given a 30 minute break to enjoy some sun (hopefully) and seek out coffee.

You may also like to review current autism and sport resources to share what aspects you like and what can be improved. You may like to review the resources available from,, and

Who is presenting?

Shawn Stevenson will be the key presenter. Shawn has worked in the field of autism since 2003 and has a background in applied behaviour analysis and behaviour psychology. Shawn has worked across Canada, Bermuda, Bahrain, Thailand and Australia and has seen that sport and recreation is the tie that binds across cultures. Shawn has recently completed a Masters with Deakin University and the AFL to support participation of children who are developmentally vulnerable in NAB AFL Auskick. Shawn now oversees the delivery of 15 autism specific projects with 17 State Sporting Associations in Victoria.

Shawn sees participation in sport and recreation as an athlete, a spectator, a student or a paid employee as having strong biopsychosocial and economic benefits for everyone - not to mention sport and rec is just plain fun. Shawn will be joined by a variety of inclusion managers and game development officers who can provide sport specific information.

Any further questions? Please contact:

Shawn Stevenson

03 9096 9871



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DHHS Room 1.10
50 Lonsdale Street
3000 Melbourne , VIC
Victoria AU