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Jessie Aiton (The Lost Girl)

  • Autism as a lived experience – talks by Jessie Aiton (The Lost Girl)
  • Jessie Aiton (The Lost Girl) is a late-diagnosed woman on the autism spectrum. She is passionate about sharing her journey and story with others.
  • Jessie delivers talks for students, parents, teachers and any other group that want to increase their awareness and understanding of autism.
  • Please contact Nudge Productions directly for bookings or enquiries about Jessie’s talks and presentations.
  • Jessie is available to deliver her talks in-person, or online.

Autism as a lived experience – talks by Jessie Aiton (The Lost Girl)

Autism talks and presentations for anyone wanting to better understand living with autism.

Jessie Aiton (The Lost Girl) is a late-diagnosed woman on the autism spectrum. Formally diagnosed at age 34, she is passionate about sharing her journey and story with others. She shares her experiences to develop awareness and understanding of autism spectrum.

Professionally, Jessie has worked for the ABC (Australia’s national broadcaster) as their Regional State Drive Producer for Western Australia and with Melbourne’s top-rating radio station 3AW.

Jessie is based in Melbourne, Victoria, and is available to deliver her talks and seminars across Australia – either in person, or online.

Who are Jessie’s lived-experience autism talks suitable for?

Jessie talks are presentations are suitable for school students in Kindergarten (Prep) to year 12, parent groups, teacher professional development, or any other group that want to increase their awareness and understanding of autism.

More about Jessie Aiton (The Lost Girl):

“I see my Autism as one of my greatest strengths. I want to instil hope in others with Autism and develop understanding in those without Autism.

As someone diagnosed later in her life, Jessie has a broad experience of autism – from her perspective of growing up undiagnosed, working through the diagnosis process, and then her life post-diagnosis.

Jessie operates The Lost Girl, providing autism support for women, particularly others who are late-identified.

As an extension of The Lost Girl, Jessie produces and presents Life on the Spectrum, a podcast offering reliable information about autism, whilst delving into what being autistic is really all about.

About Jessie Aiton’s lived-experience autism talks and presentations:

Jessie’s presentations offer an insight into her experiences of living with autism. Audiences will develop a greater understanding of autism through Jessie’s first-hand experience.

All of Jessie’s talks are adapted to suit the audience (including their age and existing experience and knowledge of autism). Jessie will speak with the organiser to confirm any specific topics they would like included, or not included.

Talk / presentation for students – Kindergarten to Year 12

20 to 45 minutes
In her presentation to students, Jessie shares her personal story of life with autism. This includes her experiences of growing up without a diagnosis, right through to the joy she now experiences from helping and connecting others on the autism spectrum.

Jessie also helps students to understand what autism is (and what it isn’t), what people with autism experience (compared with neurotypical individuals), and the strengths that often go hand-in-hand with autism.

Jessie aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds autism and takes a positive approach in all her conversations about the topic.

While some of Jessie’s experiences of growing up with undiagnosed autism were challenging, she is skilled at only sharing stories and experiences that are appropriate for the audience.

If requested, Jessie can also talk about her experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Talk / presentation for parents, teachers, or other interested adults

 20 to 60 minutes
In her presentation to parents, teachers and other adults, Jessie shares her personal story of life with autism. This includes her experiences of growing up without a diagnosis, right through to the joy she now experiences from helping and connecting others on the autism spectrum.

Jessie also explains what autism is (and what it isn’t), what people with autism experience (compared with neurotypical individuals), and the strengths that often go hand-in-hand with autism.

Jessie hopes that by sharing her experiences, she can educate other adults on the importance of spotting autism and neurodiversity earlier and reducing stigma surrounding autism. Jessie is especially keen to share her perspective as a woman with autism, and to break the myths that exist about autism in females.

Jessie takes a positive approach in all her conversations about autism.

In her presentations to adults, Jessie shares some of her challenges of growing up with undiagnosed autism in detail. This help the audience better understand Jessie’s experience of autism.

If requested, Jessie can also talk about her experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Want to book, or find out more?:

Please contact Nudge Productions directly if you would like to book, or discuss Jessie Aiton’s lived-experience autism talks and presentation. You can email greg@nudgeproductions.com.au, or call Greg Cumming on 0406 317 801.

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Watch Jessie Aiton on The Project:

Watch Jessie featured in a story on adult autism on The Project < Broadcast:

“More than 200,000 Aussies are on the autism spectrum, and while most cases are picked up in childhood, a growing number of adults are being diagnosed later in life. “

Autism story on The Project - featuring Jessie Aiton

 

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