Organisers want to make sure conference is as inclusive as possible
Scottish Autism has announced it will host its annual conference on 5 October themed on why relationships matter in good autism practice, and will feature a mix of autistic and non-autistic speakers.
The charity is also providing a pay what you can option for autistic people and families, enabling them to choose how much they pay to attend the conference or receive the content after the event.
This is in recognition of the ongoing cost of living crisis, and a desire to ensure the conference is as inclusive and accessible as possible.
A separate conference rate is in place for those attending in a professional capacity.
Charlene Tait, deputy CEO of Scottish Autism, said: “At Scottish Autism, our work centres around the power of relationships, and the importance of developing these with the autistic people we support. Our conference will offer the opportunity for attendees to hear from a range of presenters with different professional and personal experiences.
“We are delighted to once again be offering a pay what you can, as we want as many autistic people and their families to join us as possible.
“We hope that by holding the conference online, autistic people from around the world will join us. They will find a warm welcome and be in the company of some great speakers.
“The conference promises to be a fantastic event, with some really important discussions taking place, and we are looking forward to welcoming attendees to join in with these conversations.”