Strive Speakers

Over the years, Strive For Autism has had many wonderful speakers attend our events and meetings. Below you'll find a little about some of those speakers and their inspiring story.

Below you'll find a list of all of the amazing speakers we've had attend to date:

2007 Strive for Autism Speakers:

11th September 2007 - Our first meeting

9th October 2007  - Melissa Dumas From Balance Support Group

13th November 2007   - Liz Murray & Mark Durie from Aspect, Alan Irving from Department Education & Training, Pat wade Department Ageing Disability & Home Care

11th December 2007  - Janette Atkins Parent & Son Shane Atkins

 

2008 Strive for Autism Speakers:

8th January 2008 - Lauren Bulger Speech Pathologist & Louise Hansen ANZ Bank Cessnock

12th February 2008 - Dr Lee Sturgeon & Louise Hansen ANZ Bank Cessnock

11th March 2008 - Anna Behnke Occupational Therapy

8th April 2008 - Elizabeth Fulham Strive members Dianne, Ros, Anne & Tracey

13th May 2008 - Bec Gainsford & Debbie Bratten-Dunn Centrelink, Anthony Brooks & Ann Gimmell Lower Hunter Temporary Care Inc, Ros Talbot Parent

10th June 2008 - Sean Tynan & Lisa Rochow Life Without Barriers, Cathy Galvin & Son Ben Lattimore

8th July 2008 - Susan Martin Kids in the Valley

12th August 2008 - Ann Bartlett Parent & Ellena Morris Special Olympics

9th September 2008 - Mandy Pike Early Links, Mark Durie Aspect, Cheryl Pringle DET, Grace Patterson Hunter Prelude

14th October 2008 - Fiona Nash, Katrina Barrett, Anne Hogg, Sharon Ralston & Ros Talbot

11th November 2008 - Sharon Grocott Aspect

 

2009 Strive for Autism Speakers:

10th February 2009 - Ian Hughes Hunter River Community School

10th March 2009 - Anna Behnke Occupational Therapist

14th April 2009 - Dr Lee Sturgeon

12th May 2009 - Margaret Smith parent

9th June 2009 - Amanda Tocci Australian Literacy Clinic

14th July 2009 - Lee McClellan Cessnock Ambos, Louise Selmes Emery Partners, Natalie Murray Hunter Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre

11th August 2009 - Helen Baczynski & Catherine Reilly Newcastle Temporary Care

8th September 2009 - Gail Baird APAC Conference & Jenny Freeman Create & Educate

13th October 2009 - Janette mother & Son Shane Atkins

10th November 2009 - Ruth Davis

8th December 2009 - Michelle Finlay

 

2010 Strive for Autism Speakers:

9th February 2010 - Rachel Taylor – Notley Speech Pathologist

9th March 2010 - Peter & Kim Fedder Parents

13th April 2010 - Recovery Station Occupational Therapy

11th May 2010 - first Chance

8th June 2010 - Sarah & Sue Xenos

10th August 2010 - Bronwyn & Maree Committee Members Families Supporting Families

14th September 2010 - Ben Whiting Coordinator St Peter’s Maitland, Tim Austin Father Joe & Emilie

12th October 2010 - Linden Green Relationship & Family Counselling Specialist

9th November 2010 - Coralie Davies The Carinya Group

 

2011 Strive for Autism Speakers:

8th February 2011 - Chris May

8th March 2011 - Shane Atkins & Caleb Smith

10th May 2011 - Jocasta Mosley

14th June 2011 - Toni Green

13th September 2011 - Christine Harrison

11th October 2011 -  Valerie Foley Parent

8th November 2011 - Strive Forum

2012 Strive for Autism Speakers:

14th February 2012 - Sharon Ralston Parent & Nanna’s weight Blankets

13th March 2012 - kylie Harper & Kevin Paton Samaritans

8th May 2012 - A Night all about Parents & Carer’s

12th June 2012 - Anthony Lawrence

14th August 2012 - Lydia Meem Clinical Psychologist

11th September 2012 - Caleb Smith & Nan

9th October 2012 - Maria Bennett

10th November 2012 -  Fiona Madafiglio, Julie Baker & Kelly Lawrence

2013 Strive for Autism Speakers:

12th February 2013 - Sam Fairns Organic Feast & Nicole Newman Fitness & message

12th March 2013 - Kathy Morrison Leap Frog

9th April 2013 - Keiran Corry

14th May 2013 - Pampering Night

11th July 2013 - Sharon Ralston One Stop Sensory Shop

13th August 2013 - Open Meeting

10th September 2013 - Leigh Michel

8th October 2013 - Elizabeth Berger Maitland Christian School, Kevin Berger Executive Director DALE Council

11th November 2013 - Anna Behnke OT

10th December 2013 - Strive Xmas Party

2014 Strive for Autism Speakers:

11th March 2014 - Cherie Pauling Early Links Cessnock / Upper Hunter

8th April 2014 - Planning Meeting

13th May 2014 - Lara Cheney Aspect

10th June 2014 - Strive Social Night

9th September 2014 - Butch Hays SNAP

14th October 2014 - Kathy Morrison – Holt Leap Frog

11th November 2014 -  Bronwyn Aspinall Aspinall Chiropractic

2015 Strive for Autism Speakers:

10th March 2015 - Heath Wild Leadership Team Aspect

12th May 2015 - Strive members opportunity for discussion

9th June 2015 - Emily Turkal Samaritans Intervention coordination Team

11th August 2015 - Strive Open Meeting

8th September 2015 - Strive Open Meeting

13th October 2015 - Amanda Streete

10th November 2015 -  Strive Xmas Party Royal Oak

2016 Strive for Autism Speakers:

8th March 2016 - Mandy Blanford Denial is aa River in Egypt

14th June 2016 - Casie Metz Parent

8th November 2016 - Leeanne Hawke Parent

2017 Strive for Autism Speakers:

14th March 2017 - Dr Andrew Wilkinson

12th June 2017 - Linda Hurst Speech Language Development, Natalie Crowe Website Designer

9th September 2017 - Planning Meeting

14th November 2017 - 10th Year anniversary Dinner

 

 

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