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.
You can download a copy of our 2020 Autism Spectrum Disorder Navigational guide by clicking here.
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.