(P2) Mind the gap: owning epic failure in the field of autism

Two presenters who have formed a partnership to support the autistic community and educate society about autism will discuss the large gaps that exist between research, policy and practice. One presenter is an autistic academic and the other is an educational consultant, pediatric occupational therapist and academic researcher. They will share their perspectives of the disconnects they encounter on the daily, the mistakes that have been made, the value of social humility and sharing stories of failure, as well as changes are needed. The audience will be invited to share there own stories of epic failure and lessons learned.