In Hamilton I gave a joint presentation with one of our Board members, Sue Robb, on the establishment of Aspiehelp- Sue gave feedback as to how she had experienced our work and how she has now "found her place" in the world. We also took part in a radio interview for "One in Five" which was broadcast on National Radio and very well received.
There were some excellent speakers and it was great to network with so many Aspies and professionals who have a strong interest in Asperger Syndrome and helping those who have it. We also made first contact with the new CEO of Autism NZ, Dane Dougan, of which more later.
Unfortunately, the venue let the organisers down. The meeting rooms were divided off from a very large room and the partitions were not soundproof. This led to a lot of stress for those on the spectrum. Thank goodness we had some quiet rooms to retreat to! Still, it was another "learning experience" and well worth attending. All in all, there were 11 presenters on the Spectrum, a world first!