Are you going to Autreat/Autscape 2013?

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Are you planning to attend either Autreat or Autscape in 2013?
Yes 10%  10%  [ 12 ]
No, because I can't go this year 32%  32%  [ 39 ]
No, because I don't want to go this year 8%  8%  [ 10 ]
Autreat? Autscape? What are they? 39%  39%  [ 47 ]
None of the above 11%  11%  [ 13 ]
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21 Jun 2013, 2:41 pm

Autscape 2013's poster has been released. Feel free to print it and spread it around the world:

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23 Jun 2013, 12:48 pm

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Bummer that I leave Europe 10 days before autscape.

Autreat seems a tad expensive. I can travel in Europe for a fraction of what they charge. I'm hypersensitive but I still can deal with up to 14 people dorms fine, first time out alone. I'm more worried about bothering other people. We should have an option to cheaper mass accommodations. Earplugs and a sleep visor solves so many problems.

Pure vegan diet seems like a terrible idea to people who would likely be picky eaters. Like me.

It's not that I couldn't spare the time and money. But it's pushing it and kinda meh.


I also think Autreat is expensive, I was interested but now I think I can't afford it. Unless I go just for 1 day, and pay the day fee. I may be coming back from visiting my brother anyway, maybe I can swing by for a day, if it's not too out of my way.

Where did you read something about pure vegan diet? I saw nothing about meals at all, and am curious what they'll serve. Pure vegan is the worst thing for me, as I can't eat gluten, grains or soy, so there isn't much left! 8O I eat mostly a primal type, "caveman diet", which is basically the opposite.


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23 Jun 2013, 5:38 pm

I actually doubt now that I'll be able to make it this year. I am taking on a volunteer research position that is going to last until the middle of August and I'll be supposed to come in twice a week for 4 hours. Also, Autreat time falls right into my exam period and I know I am going to have exams for my second semester summer classes. It's a pity, Autreat is probably the best thing I have ever attended in my life and I would take any opportunity to go again, if only I could. :(


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23 Jun 2013, 10:53 pm

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I actually doubt now that I'll be able to make it this year. I am taking on a volunteer research position that is going to last until the middle of August and I'll be supposed to come in twice a week for 4 hours. Also, Autreat time falls right into my exam period and I know I am going to have exams for my second semester summer classes. It's a pity, Autreat is probably the best thing I have ever attended in my life and I would take any opportunity to go again, if only I could. :(


It is a pity, but I for one am glad to see that you picked up that research position. I'm sure the joys of Vulcan food can wait to a later time.

Speaking of food, I don't have a copy of a menu (or agenda, for that matter), but google has several food places immediately off campus, if that's an issue.


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25 Jun 2013, 3:00 pm

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I shall not be attending either.

It's a bit far to get to either the UK or the US from New Zealand.
I know someone who travels from New Zealand to both Autreat and Autscape almost every summer.
During the past few years, some participants have traveled to Autreat/Autscape from as far as Brazil, South Africa, Japan and Australia.


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27 Jun 2013, 3:21 pm

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MathGirl wrote:
I actually doubt now that I'll be able to make it this year. I am taking on a volunteer research position that is going to last until the middle of August and I'll be supposed to come in twice a week for 4 hours. Also, Autreat time falls right into my exam period and I know I am going to have exams for my second semester summer classes. It's a pity, Autreat is probably the best thing I have ever attended in my life and I would take any opportunity to go again, if only I could. :(


It is a pity, but I for one am glad to see that you picked up that research position. I'm sure the joys of Vulcan food can wait to a later time.
Yeah, MathGirl, it is a pity if you can't make it to Autreat this summer.
I enjoyed meeting you at Autreat 2011. You contributed a lot to the liveliness and vigor of many of the discussions, both during presentations and during smaller discussions.

I will not be at Autreat this summer, but I'm sure the atmosphere at Autreat could use your presence. Hopefully, you will be able to make it after all. In any case, I hope there will be plenty of other participants at Autreat this year who will contribute towards its success.


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30 Jun 2013, 4:38 pm

Autreat 2013's presentations list has been released:
http://www.autreat.com/aut13presentations.html

For your convenience, here it is:

The Real Ethics of Autism

Alexander Cheezem

Many situations that advocates - and self-advocates - get involved in involve various forms of unethical conduct. Regrettably, the existing discussions of ethics as they apply to autism are generally poor.

This also presents a practical problem, as one of our greatest tools in these situations is the ability to bring detailed ethical criticism to bear. This presentation will focus on professional ethics, surveying the roles and expectations of ethical professionals in the world of autism - and highlight those principles and codes most useful to advocates and self-advocates. Potential applications and use of these documents will be discussed.


Strategies for controlling and altering one’s own mental state: An advanced course in dealing with sensory issues and environment

Marcie
Stan P.


Sensory input is linked at a basic level to one's state of mind. Any changes in one's sensory environment or any changes in how a person perceives sensory input has the potential to change that person's state of conscious. While variations in one's state of consciousness are normal and natural, not all sensory input creates a pleasant effect. This talk will focus on methods for intentionally altering one's sensory perception and maintaining control over one's mental state.

The presentation will address:
- states of consciousness
- light sensitivities, adaptations, alternatives, and treatments
- auditory assistance
- tactile stimulation
- state of mind, altered states of consciousness and spirituality

Marcie is an autistic adult, with an educational background in physics and anthropology. She was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder prior to learning about autism. She is interested in everything relating to sensory perception and state of mind and the relation between the two. Marcie is currently employed in the environmental field and resides with her feisty tortoiseshell cat.

Stan is an autistic adult whose educational background is in aerospace engineering. In his present work in patent law, he specializes in high technology cases, including optics and biomedical equipment, including electrical impedance myography, artificial intelligence and cognition-based computer technology. He lives with his primary significant other, Charlie, a Cavalier/Carolina Barking Dog mix.

Autistifying a Habitat: organizational & reminder strategies that even worked for me.

Kassiane A. Sibley

Contrary to what they might have said growing up, it's ok to set up our environments in a non-standard way to suit our brains! This presentation will provide some ideas to set up an Autistic-friendly "get stuff done/remember what I have and need/tell people I can't talk to them with no drama" household. Ideally my ideas will kick off a lively discussion with participants sharing their needs and their solutions. We will also have the opportunity to make Autreat-inspired interaction receptivity boards for home or elsewhere use.

Kassiane Sibley is a vintage 1982 Autistic who has done the Autistic activism thing since 1999 or so. She lives in Oregon, goes to school, teaches and judges gymnastics, writes the profane Radical Neurodivergence Speaking blog, and is one of the brains behind the We Are Like Your Child collaborative blog. Kassiane keeps all her executive function and working memory on the walls, and has 2 cats with seizure detecting superpowers.

Finding and Developing Romantic Relationships: An Autistic Perspective

Laura Morett (chair), Laura Butler, Chuck Coleman, Ian Ford, Sara Willig

For most people, autistic or allistic, finding and developing a long-term romantic relationship is a major life goal. This panel session will address the rewards and challenges of finding and developing a successful romantic relationship as an autistic individual. All panelists are autistic, and range in their relationship experience from single to married, and in their orientations from cisgender to transgender and from straight to queer. Through question and response-oriented discussion focused on the panelists' experience, questions, ideas, and solutions about the romantic relationships of autistic individuals will be formulated. This discussion will provide attendees with a range of perspectives to consider, providing insight how autistic individuals can establish successful romantic relationships.

Laura Morett (chair) was diagnosed in 1999, attended Autreat in 2011, and is single at the time of writing.

Laura Butler has been attending Autreat since 2010 and is currently dating a young man who is also autistic.

Chuck Coleman, diagnosed in 2009, has attended Autreat since 2010 and has been married for 23 years to a neurotypical.

Ian Ford lives with a family of 4 in Albuquerque, NM and is working towards an autistic-run retreat center in the mountains.

Sara Willig was diagnosed in 2008, and has attended Autreat four times, thrice since being diagnosed.

Spatial inclusion - not just a right of access or to be to tolerated: Understandings from a four year study looking at autistics' spatial experience.

Sarah Clemerson

I have recently completed my Ph.D. in the United Kingdom looking at autistic people's perception of and functioning in space and what makes it problematic. Most research with autistics is carried out in laboratories, with little interaction between them and the researcher. In this study, the research took place in the homes, travel, work, virtual and leisure spaces of the participants. This resulted in ongoing dialogue between the participants and the researcher about their experience. This workshop will present information from this dialogue as starting point for discussion of the diversity of autistic peoples' social and spatial experience and our understanding and treatment of those whose experience of autism differs from our own.

Sarah Clemerson recently completed her PhD investigating autistic people's spatial perception and functioning and what makes it problematic, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom. She is a social worker, landscape architect, and wannabe academic. She was on the community engagement team for disabled Londoners for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), is a member of the London Autistic Rights Movement, (LARM), and the Developmental Adult Neurodiversity Association (DANDA).

Out Autistics: Doing Public Activism and Taking Care of Ourselves

Paula C. Durbin-Westby

This presentation will discuss aspects of being an "out Autistic." Once we have made the decision to disclose our autism, we will deal with a variety of situations, some anticipated and some not. How do we best take care of ourselves in various situations? (This presentation is not about how to decide whether or not to disclose; it is about what happens after one is "out" in some form.)

Paula C. Durbin-Westby is an ardent neurodiversity proponent. In 2011 Paula started Autism Acceptance Day, which has grown into Autism Acceptance Month and now has become International Autism Acceptance Decade, with various events in the works for the time frame 2010-2020. She is an Autistic musician, writer, and idea-generator. She is also a parent and tries to see both sides of the so-called self-advocate/parent divide.

Loud Hands: From the View of the Ivory Tower

Dana

This session will focus on an examination of notions of visibility, knowledge, power, and intelligibility primarily through an analysis ASAN's Loud Hands anthology. Loud Hands will be explored through the viewpoint of characterizing it as an Autistic communal counter-narrative that prizes the experiential knowledge of autistics over dominant and "expert" knowledge. These ideas will be put in conversation with various academic terms and concepts.

Dana is an autistic, queer, medically complex, Jewish, cisgender female who lives with multiple disabilities and chronic pain. She has just begun a program to get a Masters in Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences alongside training to be a Family Nurse Practitioner with a subspecialty in Women's Health. Dana's goal is to work with the LGBTQ and disabled communities to provide queer loving, disability friendly, and patient centered healthcare.

"I'm Just A Mom": A Discussion For Parents And The Autistic Community To Work Together

Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri

Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri, Web-Based Outreach, is Coordinator of Computer & Technology Outreach and Information Coordinator at the SU the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies. In 28 years working at the Center, her work has evolved into the coordination of informational materials for the Center and its funded projects, specifically websites, Internet mailing lists, and the design and production of promotional materials. She is also knowledgeable about web design and accessibility, and has published two articles on web accessibility for people with developmental disabilities. Mother to a 10-year-old autistic child, Rachael is currently enrolled in the Child and Family Studies program, with a Disability Studies Minor, at Syracuse University.

Some thoughts about direct action

Jim Sinclair

This presentation will review examples of various types of civil rights actions and how they are perceived and received by broader society.

Jim Sinclair, an Autistic adult, is coordinator of Autism Network International. Jim also does freelance consulting and advocacy as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, runs the private home-based Moosepuppy Animal Rescue, and does frequent duty as a veterinary transportation provider, cat food chef, and sometimes cat bed. Jim has been involved for decades in advocacy and activism involving disability rights, animal rights, and intersex issues.

"Ask an NT" Panel

Moderator: Jim Sinclair

Panelists to be announced

Mainstream autism conferences often have panels of autistic people to answer questions about the experience of autism. This is our chance to ask a panel of neurotypical people all those things we've wondered about NTs and why they do the things they do.


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01 Jul 2013, 2:10 pm

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Autreat 2013's presentations list has been released:
http://www.autreat.com/aut13presentations.html

Do you like the cheerful, somewhat humorous, information about some of the presenters?

For example:
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He lives with his primary significant other, Charlie, a Cavalier/Carolina Barking Dog mix

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She lives in Oregon, goes to school, teaches and judges gymnastics, writes the profane Radical Neurodivergence Speaking blog, and is one of the brains behind the We Are Like Your Child collaborative blog

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and has 2 cats with seizure detecting superpowers

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She is an Autistic musician, writer, and idea-generator

Etc.

To me, it feels great to see how Autistic speakers present themselves so cheerfully and humorously.

How do all of you, WP members, feel about it?
(It would be wonderful if all 75,000 of you answer this question)


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01 Jul 2013, 9:52 pm

KenG wrote:
How do all of you, WP members, feel about it?
(It would be wonderful if all 75,000 of you answer this question)


It is unusual to see an agenda for discussions with that level of humor included.


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03 Jul 2013, 3:22 pm

Autscape 2013's preliminary schedule has been released:
http://www.autscape.org/programme/schedule

The information is still preliminary and everything is still subject to change.

Everything at Autscape is completely optional. You are not obliged to attend anything, communicate with anyone (unless you are a parent or carer), or participate in any way. If you are interested in doing things, there is plenty going on throughout the day, serious, fun, structured and unstructured.


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04 Jul 2013, 7:53 pm

Does Autreat have a set daily schedule, or can any of the events happen on any day? I didn't see dates or days of the week in the material above.


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05 Jul 2013, 4:23 am

Wish I could go to Autscape, it's not that far from where I live in Doncaster, but at £75 just to visit for the day its way too overpriced! I can understand High prices for accommodation inclusive visits, but not for someone who just wants to visit and spend some time socialising / relaxing. I don't really care about the lectures etc, they are way too taxing for me anyway. I'd just like to meet other Aspies and chill out.


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08 Jul 2013, 8:14 am

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Does Autreat have a set daily schedule, or can any of the events happen on any day?
According to recent exchanges on the Autreat-information mailing list, Autreat's daily schedule will hopefully be released within the next couple of days.


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Wish I could go to Autscape, it's not that far from where I live in Doncaster, but at £75 just to visit for the day its way too overpriced!
£75 for one day does seem expensive.
£180 for the whole Autscape is fine, though.

I will try to ask the organisers if single day prices for next year can be lowered.
Next year's Autscape will be in Norfolk, though, so you may prefer to come and enjoy the whole Autscape 2014.


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12 Jul 2013, 2:55 pm

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Does Autreat have a set daily schedule, or can any of the events happen on any day?
Descriptions of presentations and presenters' bios are here:
http://www.autreat.com/aut13presentations.html

The daily schedule of presentations is here:


TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

9:00-10:45 a.m.
Some thoughts about direct action
Jim Sinclair

11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Real Ethics of Autism
Alexander Cheezem

2:30-4:15 p.m.
Finding and Developing Romantic Relationships: An Autistic Perspective
Laura Morett (chair), Laura Butler, Chuck Coleman, Ian Ford, Sara Willig

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

9:00-10:45 a.m.
Spatial inclusion - not just a right of access or to be to tolerated:
Understandings from a four year study looking at autistics' spatial experience
Sarah Clemerson

11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Loud Hands: From the View of the Ivory Tower
Dana

2:30-4:15 p.m.
"I'm Just A Mom": A Discussion For Parents And The Autistic Community To Work Together
Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

9:00-10:45 a.m.
Strategies for controlling and altering one’s own mental state: An advanced course in dealing with sensory issues and environment
Marcie
Stan P.


11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Out Autistics: Doing Public Activism and Taking Care of Ourselves
Paula C. Durbin-Westby

2:30-4:15 p.m.
Autistifying a Habitat: organizational & reminder strategies that even worked for *me*
Kassiane A. Sibley

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

9:00-10:45 a.m.
"Ask an NT" panel

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
Farewell gathering

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KenG wrote:
AgentPalpatine wrote:
Does Autreat have a set daily schedule, or can any of the events happen on any day?
Descriptions of presentations and presenters' bios are here:
http://www.autreat.com/aut13presentations.html
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND AUTREAT.
REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 25, 2013.
If you want to attend, then please save the following file on your computer and complete the form:
http://www.autreat.com/aut13_registration.doc (You may need to change permission to allow editing).
Then, email the file to: registration at autreat.com

In addition, print the completed form and snail-mail the hardcopy, together with payment, in US dollars, to:
Autism Network International
P.O. Box 35448
Syracuse
NY 13235-5448
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