Ballot Entry Form

This is the entry form for the free ticket ballot for people experiencing financial hardship or other additional barriers to attend the 2024 Reframing Autism Community Summit.
This short form will collect your contact information and ask you to confirm that you meet each of the eligibility requirements to register for the free ticket ballot.

The free ticket ballot is open to Australian Autistic adults as well as parents and primary caregivers of Autistic people who are experiencing financial hardship, or are from a group or identity likely to experience additional barriers to accessing community events.

There are likely to be more individuals who express interest in free tickets than the number of free tickets available. The number of free places we are able to offer will be partially dependent on the number of donations we receive from our generous community members as they register for the Community Summit. This means being offered a free ticket is not guaranteed.

These registrations are for personal learning and development only. Professionals who are Autistic themselves or a parent or primary caregiver to an Autistic person are welcome to enter this ballot, but if successful no CPD certificates will be issued for any tickets obtained through this ballot.

How will we determine who receives a free ticket:

Who receives a free ticket is being decided by ballot to limit the personal information we need to collect about each person and give anyone who indicates they are eligible and registers for the ballot a fair chance.

Entries will be accepted up to 10am AEST on Monday May 6th ahead of the ballot taking place that afternoon. You will be notified whether or not you have been offered a free ticket via an email from on Tuesday May 7th during Sydney/Melbourne (AEST) business hours (3 weeks prior to the Community Summit). Please check your junk folder if you do not receive an email on this date.

Eligibility to apply for a free ticket:

To be eligible to apply for the free ticket ballot you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be aged 18 or over*
  • Be either an Autistic yourself (self-identification is valid for this) or the parent or primary guardian of an Autistic person
  • Live in Australia#
You must also meet one or both of the following two requirements:
  • Be experiencing financial hardship and/or
  • Be from a marginalised group or identity likely to face additional barriers to participating in an event such as this
*Autistic young people aged 14-17 are welcome to come to the main presentations and panels with a parent or caregiver who is registered for the Summit. This includes any parent or caregiver who is registered through a free ticket.

#Our Government funding can only be used to support people from Australia to attend the event. The free places are made available through community donations helping meet the remaining cost of a ticket which has already been subsidised through our funding.

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* 1. Your first and last name

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* 3. Please confirm that you are an adult (aged 18 or over)

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* 4. Please confirm that you live in Australia

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* 5. What is your personal connection to autism which qualifies you to enter this ballot?

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* 6. Are you experiencing financial hardship?

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* 7. Are you from a marginalised group or identity likely to face additional barriers to participate in an event such as this?

Examples include:
  • Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Being from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background
  • Living in a rural area
  • Being Autistic person who primarily communicates through non-spoken means
  • Being a single parent with limited or no support from your child's other parent