2019 Term 4 PL Day: Meeting the challenge - Unlocking schooling for students with special needs

This event is closed. If you have any questions, please contact the planner directly.

School can be a challenging place for any student and their parents/carers but it can be especially complex where special  needs are also part of the equation.  When high schools are dealing with so many students who have individual needs there is also a significant challenge for the school. But when everyone gets it right there are also huge rewards - for the student, their peers and teachers as well as the wider school community. This day is focussed on these situations. How Schools and programs/approaches that have been identified as successful are being highlighted in workshops.




NOTE: If you are registering for the event after the 1st November and answer "Yes" to the question about accommodation we cannot guarantee a room as the Novotel is taking back back all reserved rooms after the 1st November and accommodation will depend on rooms still being available and not taken up by general guests. 


Travis Saunders has a career in education spanning more than 20 years in primary and secondary schools and private enterprise. He has taught children on the autism spectrum all over the world including the UK, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Travis has worked as a welfare and behaviour specialist through roles including Education Department Behaviour Advisor, acting Assistant Principal of Behaviour and Human Resources, Welfare Coordinator, Year Level Coordinator and Careers Counsellor before leaving to care for his autistic son and work with children with disabilities.  Travis appeared in the media more than 100 times talking about autism, advocacy and education.He is the presenter and producer of The Parenting Spectrum, an ABC podcast about autism and family life and runs workshops and presentations for students, teachers, disability support professionals and parents.


We have also secured workshops from our keynote, the DoE, Trauma based education experts and identified school based best practice from around the state.

Travis and Family Travis and Patch


  • When

  • Friday, November 22, 2019

  • Where

  • Aerial Function Centre
    Building 10 Level 7 Address 2
    235 Jones Street
    University of Technology Sydney
    Ultimo, New South Wales 2007

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