Conference Agenda

Autistic Burnout, Inertia, Meltdown, and Shutdown (BIMS): What do we know? What helps and what hurts?

This presentation will provide an introduction to the BIMS phenomena, ways to recognize when people are experiencing BIMS, and ways to maximize help and minimize harm to the autistic people you support. 


In line with the conference theme of Past, Present, Future, this talk will map BIMS phenomena onto historical framings of these autistic experiences, present the most current research on BIMS, and chart a course for future study.

November 1st, 2024


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Grand West

Session Speakers

Dr. Christie Welch

Dr. Christie Welch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto