Stacey is an Autistic women and mother of 3 Autistic daughters who reside in Geelong, Victoria. Her passion to enhance current supports and acceptance for Autistic women and girls ignited when her eldest daughter was diagnosed at 7 years of age. Recognising the different presentations Autistic girls and women can have, she created the Facebook support groups, Sisterhood Of The Autistic Girl and Sisterhood Of The Autistic Woman. These groups provide acceptance and support to a great number of families throughout Australia and Internationally, including her own which continues to motivate her advocacy in this area.

Read Stacey Smith’s full panel description on the VAC program here