Executive Director, Dip Ed (EC.), B.Ed. Sp. Ed., M.Ed.
Toni has led an organisational development and consultancy company and was contracted by the Community Services and Health Industry Training Board to project manage, design, develop and roll out Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Disability Quality Framework in Victoria between 2009 – 2012 and provided ongoing quality management and organisational consultancy across Victoria, NSW, and the ACT for over 6 years before returning to North East Victoria to live and shape her own’s son’s transition to life after school.
Toni’s own lived experience as a parent of a young man with a disability, has further propelled her to explore, trial, test, and challenge the thinking and the practices of the disability sector, of local families, and more broadly, across metropolitan, regional, and rural communities to ensure that all people can live, work and participate in community life together.
Toni holds a Bachelor of Arts ( Social Science), Graduate Diploma in Social Work, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters of Education (Research). Toni also has a range of other qualifications , including Workplace Assessment and Training.
Senior Behaviour Practitioner, Dip Ed (EC.), B.Ed. Sp. Ed., M.Ed. (Special Education & Behaviour Disorders)
Kristen has worked in the field of Special Education for the last 30 years, specialising in autism, challenging behaviour and multiple disabilities.
Kristen has worked for both the New South Wales and Northern Territory Departments of Education, and has been employed as a classroom teacher, state wide consultant, and School Principal. In 2008 Kristen was appointed as the National Team Leader for the Parent Carer program of Positive Partnerships, which provided workshops for parents and teachers of children with autism across Australia. In 2011, Kristen was appointed as the inaugural principal of a school for children with Autism in regional New South Wales. In addition, Kristen has managed an Early Intervention service, completed her confirmation document for a PhD, and coordinated Learning Support for an independent F-12 school.
Kristen holds a Diploma Education, Bachelor of Education (Special Education), and a Masters of Education (Special Education & Behaviour Disorders).
Support Coordinator and Speech Pathologist, CPSP, BSpPath
Ashleigh has experience working with children and adults presenting with expressive and receptive language disorders, phonological (speech-sound) impairments, developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other physical/neurological conditions.
Ashleigh is passionate about providing individualised care that is tailored to each of her client’s unique needs as well as working collaboratively with families to achieve meaningful outcomes for all ages.
Ashleigh graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and member of The Hanen Centre. Ashleigh is committed to continual professional development to ensure quality, evidence-based practice and is trained in Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk program.