February has been a busy month for all of us here at Irabina. We’ve been to the Royal Melbourne Hospital twice! First for the Symposium on Severe Behaviours of Concern, then back again for Prof. Andrew Whitehouse’s lecture on the Future of Autism Research. Later this month we headed across to Moonee Ponds for the My Special Child expo.
We headed out to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for a full day discussing how to better understand and address Severe Behaviours of Concern. Speakers Dr. Jose Molina, Dr. Erin Leif and Dr. Chidambaram Prakash shared their expertise to a sell-out crowd of clinicians, teachers, parents and other professionals.
The day also included a presentation from Irabina’s Senior Behaviour Training Officer, Taylor Neel on our Safety and Behaviour Response (SABR) Program, sparking discussion throughout the room.
This event saw us go to Moonee Ponds for the My Special Child expo. This was the third annual My Special Child expo, with over 60 exhibitors displaying a wide variety of fantastic products and services and featuring ten widely renowned expert speakers. The expo provides an excellent opportunity for parents, carers, educators, professionals and service providers to connect.
We had a great time representing Irabina at this event, chatting to attendees and other exhibitors.
On the Monday evening we were back to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, this time for a lecture on The Future of Autism Research by renowned Prof. Andrew Whitehouse. This lecture enabled over 80 attendees to learn about the latest breakthroughs in autism research, as well as participating in a Q&A session with Andrew Whitehouse.
Directing the Autism Research Team at the Telethon Kids Institute, University of WA, Andrew Whitehouse and his team are dedicated to improving the ground-level support to people on the spectrum and their families through cutting-edge research.