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Transition Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Melton

NDCO - Western Melbourne

Friday, 4 May 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am (AEST)

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The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) for Western Melbourne invites you to:

Transition Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum Seminar

Seminar Outline

Jeanette Purkis presents:

-      Post-school transition strategies for students on the autism spectrum (tertiary study and employment)

-      Strategies to support autistic students/graduates

-      Autism: What you need to know, Do’s and Don’ts

-      Aspiration and resilience building

Max Williams - his autistic superpower is his witty, punchy way with words, which is a staple of both his work with the I CAN Network (as both Speaker and Editor in Chief) as well as his blog. Max will share his personal journey through university and beyond.

Q&A - ‘You can’t ask that!’ style

Information Pack - helpful hints and resources

 

Who should attend? Career Advisors, Disability Employment Consultants, Teachers, Disability Liaison Officers/Advisors, Employment Service Providers, Integration Coordinators, Tutors, Teachers’ Aides, Support Staff.

 The Presenters:

Jeanette Purkis is an autistic author, public speaker and a leading advocate for autistic communities. 

She is the author of five books on elements of autism and is a regular presenter on the Talking Disability program on Canberra Radio 2CC. 

Jeanette has presented at TEDx Canberra, a keynote presenter at numerous conferences and alongside Professor Temple Grandin 2015.

Jeanette facilitates a support group for women on the autism spectrum and has received a number of awards including the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year. Jeanette has worked for the Australian Public Service since 2007.


Max Williams was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum at age 19.

Despite facing considerable anxiety issues, he was able to travel nearly 400km away from his tiny country hometown to go to University in the city and in 2011 he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism in 2013.

Max's first short story published at age 12, highest mark in the State for his age group in the Australasian Schools Writing Competition aged 14, won Mental Health Week Poetry competition (Victoria Division) aged 15, Middle School Art Prize and English Prize aged 16 and scholarship to study abroad in Japan aged 17.

 

General Information:

Venue:  The Community Room - the venue is accessible, please advise of any accessibility requirements when registering.

*Please note access is by Ferris Road only, car parking is available at the rear of the venue.

Tea & Coffee provided


For more information about the day, please contact:

Ali Parker (NDCO)

a.parker@deakin.edu.au 

(03) 9246 8567

 

Have questions about Transition Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Melton? Contact NDCO - Western Melbourne

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Bridge Rd Community Centre
Bridge Road
Melton South, Victoria

Friday, 4 May 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am (AEST)


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NDCO - Western Melbourne

The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based NDCOs. The NDCO Program is an Australian Government Initiative.

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