Since 2015 AWESOME has partnered with DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia) to develop a navigational guide for parents with children on the Autism Spectrum. The guide is created in partnership with the artists we engage at the AWESOME Festival. It includes important information that may help these families make great program choices based on the individual needs of their child and enhance their AWESOME Festival experience. If you have any questions or feedback about the ASD Guide, please contact us on (08) 9328 9666. The 2021 ASD Guide is coming soon!
Curtin Autism Research Group Survey
This year, AWESOME Arts are working with the Curtin Autism Research Group to evaluate the ASD Guide to find out how people are using it and how user friendly it is. When clicking through to the ASD Guide, you will be asked to complete a brief intake survey. The survey questions are easy to navigate and will give researchers basic information about who is downloading the ASD Guide. All information you provide is anonymous and de-identified. We’d genuinely love your feedback as it is important for us to learn what works for you and what needs improvement.
If you do not wish to be involved, click “No, I do not wish to participate” on the survey and you will be redirected straight to the 2021 ASD Navigational Guide.
Hiccup! Sensory Guide
If you’re attending a performance of Hiccup! at the 2021 AWESOME Festival, our friends at Windmill Theatre have created a Sensory Guide including a full synopsis, a list of the characters you’ll meet during the show and sensory cues.
CLICK HERE to view!
Statement of Language
AWESOME Arts Australia believes in and supports the Social Model of Disability. We are proud to work with children, artists and audiences within the disability community. Our approach to access and inclusion is informed by the voices of the community. Our language around disability is consciously aligned with the Social Model of Disability.
The Social Model of Disability has been developed by people with disability. It sees ‘disability’ as the result of the interaction between people living with impairments, and their socially-constructed environment. You can read more about the Social Model of Disability at People With Disability Australia.
We aim to be responsive and accountable to our communities. If you have had a different experience of our language or behaviours, please reach out to us so that we can have an important conversation.