Autism Inclusion in Sport: A Free Workshop

The Sport Inclusion Community of Practice presents “Celebrating World Autism Day: Inclusion in sport, recreation and physical education for people with autism and developmental disability.”

Sport and Recreation Victoria are hosting this free event to recognise World Autism Awareness/Acceptance Day.

The forum will be part professional development and part celebration.

You will have the opportunity to learn from local experts in well-being, social skills, mental health and inclusion in sport.

Together, we will also celebrate the impact, persistence, dedication and drive that people with autism, their families and coaches have had in creating more inclusive, welcoming and safe environments for everybody.

The forum will introduce local researchers Dr Stephen Edwards and Kieran Thorpe from Federation University whose research focuses on well-being, mental health and the development of social skills for people with developmental disability and their families. The evidence base will be followed by practical skills, strategies and experiences shared by Kellie Tait, Founder of AAA Sports Ballarat and Elise Muller, Founder of Active Support.

The combination of an evidence base built on research with practical strategies shared by people with plenty of lived experience on and off the playing field will appeal to a diverse audience.

When: Wednesday 3rd April
Time: 4:15pm arrival for a 4:30pm start and a 7:30pm finish.
Venue: Phoenix College – Hertford Street, Sebastopol

This is a free event, therefore catering will be minimum. If you enjoy the information shared you would be welcome to make a donation to AAA Sport Ballarat at

***Please note that the event will be live streamed and recorded to increase accessibility for people who cannot attend in person.

For further information and to book a ticket, click here.