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Transition Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Moonee Ponds

NDCO - Western Melbourne

Thursday, 3 May 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (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 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

Penny Robinson has ‘been there and done that’ and successfully transitioned to tertiary education and out the other side into employment – Penny will share her journey with you.

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 in 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.


Penny Robinson is a Lecturer at Monash University in public health and biostatistics. She was diagnosed with Aspergers at the age of 14, (in Year 9).

She is an autistic advocate and an Ambassador for the I CAN Network, Yellow Ladybugs and Aspergers Victoria.

At the Asia-Pacific Autism Conference in Brisbane, she got the nickname ‘Hoodie Girl’ after an image of a sensory overload incident (while presenting as an invited speaker) went ‘viral’.


General Information:

The Clocktower Centre - Pascoe Room South

Tea & Coffee provided

Venue is Accessible - please advise of any accessiblity requirements when registering

Car Parking: 2 - 4 hour onstreet parking available, or at shopping centre diagonally across from venue.


For more information about the day, please contact:

Ali Parker (NDCO)

(03) 9246 8567


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

When & Where

The Clocktower Centre
750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Thursday, 3 May 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (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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