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Autism as a Positive Pathway

Speaking InsightsSome of you may have heard of Daniel Giles, a young man (29 years old) living on the Autism Spectrum who is passionate about being a self-advocate for not only those living with autism but with all disabilities. He will be speaking to this theme in May, in Perth, and delivers a message of hope, determination and courage.

Daniel is actively involved in many roles including the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, the Public Transport Access Group and the City of Greater Bendigo's Disability Inclusion Reference Committee. In 2017 he received an Order of Australia Medal for his voluntary work in the areas of Disability and the Underprivileged.

Daniel has been speaking at Professional Development events, to health care workers, educators and families since the age of 13 years old and has a unique ability to give a clear insight of what it is like to live day to day on the autism spectrum as well as strategies that have helped him to manage his autism and achieve great things.

Daniel and his father Daryl are embarking on jointly presenting about Daniel’s journey from diagnosis until now giving a rare insight from both a person on the autism spectrum and their parent. This presentation will be of special interest to: 

  • Educators working with students on the Autism Spectrum;
  • Carers of people on the Autism Spectrum
  • Parents of children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Family Members

Daniel and Daryl will discuss Daniel’s journey from diagnosis to present day giving an insight from Daniel’s personal perspective of living day-to-day as a person on the Autism Spectrum. Topics explored include diagnosis, school journey, independent living, employment and strategies used to achieve the best outcomes.

There will also be an opportunity for question time.


When: Wednesday 8 May, 2019: 1-3 PM and 6:30-8:30 pm. Doors open 12:30PM and 6PM.

Where: City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005. Access from the Sutherland Street entrance.

Cost: Family Members $35.00 Professionals $50.00

Contact: Mary Butterworth on 08 9420 7230 or mary.butterworth@ddwa.org.au

Tickets: www.ddwa.org.au/events/#ddwa-workshops 

Public Transport: Yellow and Green buses stop nearby. Train access: West Perth Station on the Fremantle Line. Parking: no street parking during day, available for night session. Other parking at nearby Watertown.


 

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