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Designing and Delivering Services for Autistic Adults

A 2 hour practical webinar for designing and delivering services for autistic adults. Delivered by Aspect, Australia’s largest autism-specific service provider.

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Why take this course?

For Support Workers and Frontline Leaders, there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to supporting autistic people. For starters, how is autism even defined? What is good practice? And how can you effectively design and deliver services to autistic adults?

This 2 hour webinar is facilitated by Tom Broadley and Bella Smyth from Aspect – Australia’s largest autism-specific service provider. You’ll leave with a greater understanding of what it means to support autistic people in service delivery, the essentials for good practice, and how you can apply this knowledge to your role.


What you’ll gain

Presented by experts from Aspect (who better), we’ll dive into:

  • What is autism and neurodiversity?

  • Good practice principles, including 1) Autism as a different brilliant 2) Using visual supports, and 3) Increasing structure and organisation

  • Quality of life, person-centred planning and choice and control (and how these link to Active Support)

  • Sensory processing and strategies


Who’s it for?

  • Frontline Leaders

  • Managers

  • Support Workers


What’s included?

  • 2 hour webinar delivered by Aspect

  • A copy of the slides and recording for you to look back on

  • Links to relevant resources

  • Certificate of completion


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Natarsha Warren

Natarsha has clocked 20 years in the Disability sector and loves the wonderful people that cross her path. She is passionate about simplifying and streamlining practices in the workplace. As someone who thrives on creatively thinking outside the box coupled with a love to challenge people to do the same she's found a good fit at DSC. Starting out in accommodation while studying a Bachelor of Education and Music at uni she moved into Day Programs where she launched a music program and after various roles in management is currently also General Manager of Day Services at Bayley House. On the other side of Covid, Natarsha (a Melbournian) looks forward to getting back to her favourite things – travel and trying new restaurants.

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Bella Smythe

Bella Smythe is a Social Worker & Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner, who has supported people on the autism spectrum for over 6 years. Bella has a passion for supporting individuals and families with age appropriate strategies and providing opportunities for choice and active engagement, particularly in supported accommodation and day program settings. Bella is committed to sharing her experience and  knowledge of positive behaviour support strategies and working with service providers and families in implementing these.

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Tom Broadley

Tom Broadley was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum at the age of 14.  Tom first came in contact with Autism Spectrum Australia at the age of 20 with the intention of developing his social skills and engaging in activities in his local community. Throughout the years, Tom worked hard on setting and achieving many of his individual goals.  He also developed a passion for assisting his peers to achieve their goals also. So much so that in 2021 he was offered the innovative role of Autism Liaison Officer at Aspect Adult Community Services. This is an opportunity that Tom has enjoyed immensely, even though he has found it can be challenging at times.  Tom finds it personally rewarding providing the perspective to the wider team of someone who is on the Autism Spectrum.