Transition Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum Seminar

Posted: 26th Apr

Transition Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum Seminar

Werribee  |  Moonee Ponds |  Melton  |  Sunshine

Seminar Outline:

Jeanette Purkis presents

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

o   Strategies to support autistic students

o   Autism - what you need to know, Do’s and Don’ts,

o   Aspiration and resilience building

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

-          Q&A ‘You can’t ask that!’ style

-          Info pack/helpful hints

Who should come? Career Advisor/Coach, Disability Employment Consultants, Support Staff, Teachers, Disability Liaison Officer/Advisor, Integration Coordinator, Tutors, Teacher Consultant, Disability Officer, Teachers’ Aide.

The Presenters:

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette is an author, public speaker and autism advocate who has a diagnosis of Autism spectrum condition and atypical schizophrenia. She is the author of three books on elements of autism, hosts an internet radio show. Jeanette is a prolific public speaker and has presented at a variety of events since 2005, including for TEDx Canberra, and as a keynote presenter at the Aspect Autism in Education Conference and the Victorian Autism Conference in 2016. Jeanette facilitates a support group for women on the autism spectrum in Canberra and was the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year.

Penny Robinson

Penny is a Lecturer at Monash University, teaching Biostatistics. She is also a speaker and ambassador for the I CAN Network. Penny will share her personal experience of living with Aspergers Syndrome. 

You can choose your most convenient location, day and time: 

Werribee - Click here to register for Werribee Seminar

Date:  Thursday 3 May

Time:  9.30am – 11.30am

Location:  Kelly Park Centre

Moonee Ponds - Click here to register for Moonee Ponds Seminar

Date:     Thursday 3 May

Time:    1.30pm – 3.30pm

Location:  The Clocktower Centre

Melton - Click here to register for Melton Seminar

Date:     Friday 4 May

Time:    9.30am – 11.30am

Location:  Bridge Road Community Centre

Sunshine - Click here to register for Sunshine Seminar

Date:     Friday 4 May

Time:    1.30pm – 3.30pm

Location:  Visy Cares Hub (behind Sunshine Library)