Presenting Katrina Trist-Johnson - Autism Educators Australia
The Bluff Room, Alex Surf Club, 10am - 12noon
Katrina Trist-Johnson is a respected Autism Education Specialist with more than a decade of experience in the field of autism.
She has significant professional and personal understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) both as a teacher of children with ASD in mainstream classrooms and as a parent of a child with autism.
Katrina is a qualified and experienced primary teacher with the Department of Education Queensland. Her focus is early childhood education having taught in long day-care and community kindergartens.
She has also received recognition for her efforts in the field of autism, with a Griffith University Academic Award – for her postgraduate studies at the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE).
Katrina is a qualified facilitator of the Secret Agent Society (SAS) program – studying under Dr Renae Beaumont at the University of Queensland’s Social Skills Training Institute.
Katrina has presented professional development in the area of inclusive education to Independent schools, Early Years Centre’s including clients such as Goodstart and Lady Gowrie.
Katrina has first hand experience of autism, as a parent of a son who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of two. She successfully ran an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) home-based program for three years, before advocating him through his mainstream primary school years.
As a mother, she has the unique perspective of understanding the impact on family life and as a teacher, knows how the school environment is able to support a child on the spectrum.
Cost:$40/person including a light morning tea.