Parkes residents have a rare opportunity to listen to two internationally renowned speakers next Saturday at the Celebrating Neurodiversity event. Chris Ulmer from Florida, USA is a special education teacher who founded Special
Books by Special Kids (SBSK) wanting to share the unique talents and incredible personalities of the students in his special education classroom with others.
The second speaker is Tim Sharp, an internationally acclaimed 28-year-old artist from Brisbane, most famously known for his creation of a superhero called Laser Beak Man. Tim has autism and at age eleven he invented Laser Beak Man. Tim is the first person in the world with autism to have his art turned into an animated television series screening on the ABC and internationally through the Cartoon Network. There is an exhibition about Tim in the National Museum of Australia. His story has been on Australian Story. The event is at the Parkes Leagues Club from 2 to 6pm. Tickets can be booked at www.parkesleaguesclub.com and are $65 which includes a delicious afternoon tea.
All profits from the event will go towards supporting the projects that the Central West Autism and Special Needs Awareness Group are working on achieving to benefit the children with autism and other special needs in our community.