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Getting the Right Fit Conference

Getting the Right Fit Conference

This time last week, I presented a keynote and two workshops at the Getting tht Right Fit Conference in Adelaide. I was invited by Disability Policy & Programs (SA Department of Education), to share my education journey as a special needs parent. It was an honour...
The Real Tragedy of the NDIS

The Real Tragedy of the NDIS

Given the latest round of speculation and criticism of the NDIS in the press here in Australia, you’d be right to assume that all is not going well in the nationwide rollout of this world-first scheme.   The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was sold...
Autism & Happiness #APAC17

Autism & Happiness #APAC17

One of my favourite sessions from APAC17 was Peter Vermeulan’s presentation on autism and happiness. Peter is a co-director at Autisme Centraal in Belgium, a centre for training and expertise in autism, where they seek to bridge the gap between the...
Strong & Deadly Partnerships #APAC17

Strong & Deadly Partnerships #APAC17

APAC17 was held in Sydney last week and I wanted to provide a quick summary of the sessions I attended for those who couldn’t make it. The first keynote of the conference was from June Riemer (First Peoples Disability Network) and Lee Casucelli (Positive...
Same Path, New Direction

Same Path, New Direction

Last week, it was all about taking the leap. I published my first book, Autism Family Travel and I spoke at an international conference on autism, Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2017. Pretty impressive leaps, in anyone’s language, don’t you think? Despite...