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ASD Care Team

Lizzie (Sunshine Coast)

Lizzie is a fully registered Special Education Teacher. She has 8 years of experience working with children with ASD, and her career includes work as an ASD Teacher and Program Manager, Special Education Teacher, Primary Teacher and ABA Senior Therapist. She is confident working with children with challenging behaviours and providing individualised support with enthusiasm, patience and care.

Lizzie relocated to the Sunshine Coast in 2013 and has dedicated her time here to supporting children with ASD.
 

Lizie’s Qualifications

o Bachelor of Science; Joint Honours (Music and Psychology)
o Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary)
o Masters in Special Education: Autism (children)
o Diploma in Children’s Services
o Full Registration with Queensland College Of Teachers
o Accredited Member of the Australian Tutoring Association (MATA)
o Working With Children Check Blue Card
o Current Apply First Aid and Updated CPR
o C Class Drivers Licence
o Own Registered Vehicle
o Experience with VB-MAPP, PECS (Pictures Exchange Communication System), Makaton Signing and Team-Teach (Positive Handling Strategies)

Lacey (Sunshine Coast)

Lacey moved to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne, where she was a teacher’s aide at a special development school for 7 years. She is competent in behaviour management and support, coordinating activities tailored to the individual needs of the students, dealing with challenging conditions, supporting social interactions, providing encouragement , motivation and support for children with ASD.

She has experience working with students who have a wide range of disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, high needs, behavioural and developmental disabilities. Lacey is dedicated to her work and is driven to assist children with ASD by enhancing both their lives through appropriate support.

Lacey’s Qualifications & Other Training

o Certificate 4 In Community Services (Specialising In Disability)
o Current CPR
o First Aid
o Anaphylaxis
o Asthma
o Blue Card
o C Class Drivers Licence
o Own registered vehicle

Denise (North Brisbane)

Denise is a qualified teachers aide with ten years experience working with ASD kids in both primary and secondary schools. Most recently she worked in the Special Education Classroom at Bribie State School for two years supporting children with special needs.

Denise has a unique ability to connect and relate to young people with ASD. Denise has a current first aid certificate, working with children blue card and drivers licence. Her car is registered, licensed and appropriately maintained, she lives in Bribie Island, but happy to travel.

Copies of all her certificates, qualifications, insurance and car details are available if you wish to see them at any time.

Katie

Grant Administrator

Katie has fifteen years experience in the public and private sectors, working primarily in small business, not for profit organisations and the tourism sector. She has experience in successfully applying for government grants and managing reporting and acquittal processes.

Katie is an incredible asset to our team and organisation, making a huge difference to the sustainability and resilience of our business, so we can offer services to families with ASD kids for many years to come.

Katie has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast with her young family and is enjoying all that the coast lifestyle has to offer.

Jane (South Brisbane)

Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from UQ in 2014 and commences her Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology at QUT in February 2016. She is also currently studying for her Certificate III in Children’s Services.

Jane has experience in:

o supporting adults with severe and/or multiple disabilities (including ASD) – several of my clients have Positive Behaviour Support Plans due to challenging behaviours,
o as an ABA therapist for a young boy with ASD,
o working with children in an OSHC service (including children with ASD).
o experience in Makaton signing, including attending a full-day training with the Centre of Excellence in October 2015

Jane’s Qualifications & Training:

o Drivers License (clean record)
o Current Apply First Aid and CPR
o Current Blue Card & Yellow Card
o Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate from IABA
o Autism MOOC Certificate from Swinburne University of Technology
o Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate from Autism Partnership

Adam

I Have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Human Services. I have been employed as a general youth worker and as a disability support worker throughout the Far North Queensland and Brisbane regions since graduating from James Cook University in 2010.

As a Youth Worker and Disability Support Worker I have had experience working with youth/children from various cultural backgrounds and areas of disability. I worked closely with Case Workers in providing therapy and recreational services to children with ASD.

Many of these clients were non-verbal, so I became familiar with the use of communication tools such as diagram/symbol prompt cards as an aid for communication. I also provided respite care and assisted with daily routines such as toileting, feeding and nursing.

I work effectively (and empathetically) with clients who exhibit challenging behaviours and frustration due to sensory stimuli and/or anxiety.

I’m a guitar teacher and run my own mobile guitar tuition classes here on the Sunshine Coast. I have a keen interest in music therapy and how it can be used to great benefit when supporting people with ASD.

Victoria

Victoria’s have over 10yrs experience with ASD kids, including fostering a 7yr old boy with complex needs and ASD.

She is very passionate about supporting kids with ASD, she is specialised with youth who have challenging behaviours including autism.

Victoria’ has a wonderful calm and patient nature and forms bonds with children on the spectrum, using a unique and creative approach.

Victoria’s Qualifications & Training:

o Cert IV in disabilities
o Blue card
o Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
o Transforming Care
o Positive disability service card
o First aid
o Clean driver license
o Positive Behaviour Support
o CPR

Miki

My name is Miki and I am Cert lll qualified Teacher’s aid.

I have 2 years’ experience working with children with ASD at Autism Queensland and Red Hill special school.

I have gentle and calm approach to children and I love listening to their funny stories from their unique point of view!

My nationality is Japanese and I like doing origami (Japanese paper craft) with children.