My great passion is for spreading awareness on how students on the autism spectrum think and experience the world, to help create a more inclusive school experience.
In addition to being a trained Secondary Mathematics/Science teacher, I also have a Master’s degree of Inclusive Education for students on the Autism Spectrum.
From 2008 to 2012, I was a member of the Victorian team for the Positive Partnerships project; a Federal-government initiative aimed at supporting school aged students on the autism spectrum. In my role as Trainer, I delivered Professional Development workshops and consulting services to teachers, plus workshops and information sessions for parents and carers.
I have also recorded podcasts, written articles and delivered presentations for the Teacher Learning Network. I am currently working at Whitefriars College as Assistant Learning Leader in the Learning Diversity Department.
I have an 18 year old child, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and is the founder of their own consultancy business, ‘Autism Actually’. I love sharing my professional and personal understanding of autism in order to inform other teachers and parents.