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What I Wish I Knew: World Autism Awareness Day Premiere Movie Event

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Palace Barracks Cinema

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Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Please join Autism Queensland & AEIOU Foundation for a special movie night on World Autism Awareness Day.

Be there for the launch of the short documentary, ‘What I Wish I Knew’, where five Brisbane families share what they wish they knew about autism in the early days, along with Associate Professor David Trembath and Dr Jill Ashburner, who specialise in the fields of autism research.

Following the launch, there will be a screening of Life, Animated, an award-winning, uplifting documentary about a boy and his family who overcome great challenges with the help of Disney films, which created an avenue to navigate love, loss and life. You can see the trailer for Life, Animated here.

Tickets include your cinema pass, a glass of champagne and canapés on arrival, along with your choice of choc top or popcorn and bottled water.

Special thanks to each of those who have generously shared their time and stories in this film. Families include Tim and Judy Sharp, Laura and Clay Lewis, Danielle and Ben Butcher, Ariana and Richard Adebiyi and Annabel Morton.

About the film’s field experts:

Associate Professor Trembath is a speech pathologist at the forefront of research efforts addressing communication impairment in minimally verbal children with autism and other developmental disabilities. His program of multidisciplinary collaborative research, supported by fellowships and research grants over $2.8 million dollars, has challenged conventional thinking and practice for children, adolescents, and adults with lifelong disability and formed the basis of over 80 publications, reports, and guidelines. He led the writing of the Speech Pathology Australia Clinical Guideline on evidence-based assessment and intervention for individuals with autism, holds a range of university and industry appointments including Secretary of the Australasian Society for Autism Research, and is highly engaged in mentoring junior research and clinical colleagues. David’s research is characterised by large, community and industry embedded collaborative projects involving key partners including the AEIOU Foundation and the Nerang Alliance network of 7 schools and approximately 20 early childhood education centres, focused on addressing the most pressing community identified needs.

Dr Jill Ashburner is the Manager Research and Development at Autism Queensland. Jill’s career in the disability sector has spanned almost four decades, including a number of senior positions in education and disability-specific organisations. Her doctoral study explored sensory processing and classroom behavioural, emotional and educational outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Jill has been the Manager Research and Development at Autism Queensland since 2007, where her research has focused on sensory processing issues, the education of students on the autism spectrum, professional development of clinicians working with children on the autism spectrum, school bullying, written expression challenges of students on the autism spectrum, and service delivery via remote technologies. She has been the project leader on five projects funded by the Autism CRC involving the education of students on the autism spectrum and post-school transition.

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