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Awareness, Acceptance + Support: Autism in 2023

Wed 5 April at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at Orange City Library for a conversation about autism with one of the co-authors of The Australian Autism Handbook and Clinical Psychologist Chloe Weekes.

Inclusive, comprehensive and compassionate, The Australian Autism Handbook offers support and guidance to families on their journey from early signs and symptoms of Autism to diagnosis, intervention programs, schooling, issues such as eating, sleeping and toilet training, and navigating the medical maze.

Autism is a neurological or brain-based condition that affects child development in the first few years of life. It is characterised by differences or delays in social communication and interaction, restricted or repetitive behaviours and sensory issues.

This new Autism Handbook edition has integrated the many changes arising since its last publication, including changes in the language of autism, diagnoses, society, culture and agency. It has a chapter dedicated to girls, advice from autistic adults as well as getting started with the NDIS.

The authors Benison O’Reilly and Seana Smith are professional writers who both have children with autism, and their first-hand experience and research provides an indispensable one-stop manual for all Australian parents on raising a child on the autism spectrum.

The Australian Autism Handbook: The essential guide to parenting a child on the autism spectrum has been fully revised and updated and is a resource for families and carers of young children. It is also a useful book for teachers and for allied health and medical professionals.

Join us at Orange City Library on Wednesday 5 April to launch this new edition with co-author Seana Smith and guest speaker Clinical Psychologist Chloe Weekes. The evening is supported by Collins Booksellers.

Awareness, Acceptance + Support Autism in 2023

Australian Autism Handbook Launch

Orange City Library

Wednesday 5th April

5.30pm – 7pm

Please book your place online via Eventbrite or call us on 6393 8132

Supported by Collins Booksellers


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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