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2019 Theme

Autism and Work

Work is an important part of life – it provides financial security, social connection and builds our self-esteem.

Autistic people face many barriers to finding and maintaining employment. In Australia, the unemployment rate for autistic people is 31% – almost six times that of people without disability. This year, Spectrospective is highlighting employment to build understanding about autism and work, and showcase the skills, strengths and ambitions autistic people bring to the workforce.

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Participate

Thanks for sharing!

Entries have now closed! Dozens of autistic Australians have shared their stories of work, and now we’re down to work, creating Spectrospective 2019.

Autistic people were invited to be part of Spectrospective by submitting a short video about their employment experiences, challenges or ambitions. Whether they are working now, have worked in the past, or want to work in the future, every story is important. Thank you for sharing!

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Be part of something big

Submit Your Film

Submit your Spectrospective video to us by midnight on Sunday 3 February, and we’ll take care of the rest!

**Entries have now closed** Once you’ve created your 5-minute Spectrospective video, it’s time to send it to Amaze. You can send an edited version of your video to us, or simply send what you’ve shot unedited. Click the Submit Your Film link below and follow the instructions to submit your film for Spectrospective 2019.

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Spectrospective on the Big Screen

Village Cinemas on board in 2019!

Spectrospective 2019 will once again screen at Village.

In support of World Autism Acceptance Day, Spectrospective partner Village Cinemas will host screenings of Spectrospective across Victoria and Tasmania on Sunday 31 March 2019. Make a film for your chance to see yourself up on the big screen!

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World Autism Acceptance Day 2019

Celebrate Tues April 2

Every year we celebrate World Autism Acceptance Day by sharing your stories to raise community understanding of autism.

Spectrospective will be shown online and at Village Cinemas across Victoria on 31 March to show the real experiences of autistic people and bust myths around autism ahead of WAAD on 2 April. Together, we can create a more inclusive, understanding world.

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Support

Media

1 in 100 Australians is autistic and 85% of the community has a personal connection to an autistic person. Autism is not a niche issue, it’s an important national conversation.

The media has an important role to play in building community understanding and support for autistic people and their families. Click the link below to find out more about responsible reporting of autism.

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Spectrospective 2018

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Spectrospective 2017

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