Have you got any questions?
Ask an Autistic Question and Answer Panel is your opportunity to ask autism-related questions. Register here to join this live event via Zoom this Sunday 18th of April from 1pm – 2.30pm.
Note: This will also be live streamed to our Facebook page. Send your questions in to us between now and 12 noon Friday 16 April via live chat. We may also take live questions from the audience on the day.
Introducing our panellists:
Rachael Wiltshire was diagnosed with autism when she was 12, and has been passionate about supporting other autistics ever since. This passion has seen her present at the Altogether Autism conferences in 2015 and 2017, and at the Aspect Autism in Education conference in Brisbane in 2018. Rachael is currently studying dance fulltime in Wellington.
Nan has been involved in the disability sector since 1998 and has held roles in governance, advisory, support parent, advocacy and employee capacities. Two of her four adult children are on the autism spectrum, and she decided to study law after taking a successful arbitration case against the Ministry of Education to retain Ongoing Resourcing Scheme funding for her son. She has also recently been diagnosed as autistic herself.
Jonathan Jensen is a guy who enjoys using his computer to experiment with coding, animation, or just plain old video games. He works at Torpedo7, where he unloads containers and drives forklifts.
Daniel Jensen is a massive geek who loves video games, DnD and planning his next cosplay outfit (maybe you’ll see him at the next Armageddon expo!). He works at HRV installing and servicing dehumidifier systems.