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Pathways to Educational Engagement

  • 24 Jul 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Road Blackburn
  • 10


  • Those recruited to assist with the event.
  • Current Standard or Professional Member of Aspergers Victoria with one guest
  • Not a member of Aspergers Victoria

Registration is closed

Join us for an Evening Seminar on:


Tues 24th July, 7pm

Dr Jessica Gill  Dr Carmel Hobbs

In this presentation, La Trobe University researchers Dr Jessica Gill and Dr Carmel Hobbs will share their findings around the educational experiences of young people with Aspergers. Based on their PhD research, they will provide strategies for promoting a positive home and school environment, and for supporting disengaged students to re-engage with education. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session, and tea and coffee so you can catch-up with other members of our community. 

Who Should Attend?     Parents and Teachers of ASD Students

What will you learn?     Latest research and practical strategies for school and home

Dr Jessica Gill is an academic in La Trobe University’s Department of Public Health focused on the experiences of individuals with Aspergers and their families. In her PhD research she found that these individuals can be excluded from the community and under-supported in the healthcare and education systems, and families can be impacted by caregiving demands. These findings provide evidence-based knowledge that can be used to enhance awareness in community, inform future education and health policy, as well as develop specific programs to enrich and support both individuals and families.

Dr Carmel Hobbs is an academic in La Trobe University’s Department of Public Health focused on how to best support and empower marginalised young people (especially those for whom mainstream schools are not working) to attain the future they hope for. Following her PhD publication in 2017, her research into the experiences of marginalised young people in schools continues, with a current interest in socially just schooling practices, and trauma-informed approaches to teaching that improve the schooling experiences of all young people. With a background in public health and community development, she also works more broadly on issues of social justice, social inclusion, and marginalisation.

There will be our talk with Q&A, followed by tea/coffee afterwards so you can catch-up with others interested in this topic in our community. 

Registrations close 5 pm, Monday 23rd July. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

*Not a member? Join Aspergers Victoria online Once your online payment is made, you can immediately book at the lower member price!

Getting There:   The Nerve Centre is the MS Australia building. There is free car parking outside the venue and in surrounding streets.  If taking public transport, take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn Station.

Contact Details:    Emma H., Administration Assistant

ABN 47 066 180 983

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