Our Team

    • Elizabeth Ponce Barboza
      RDI® Program Certified Consultant
      Special Educator

      Elizabeth comes to Autism Connections from a Special Education background. Elizabeth has worked as a teacher, lecturer and also as a Tertiary Supervisor for teachers and special educators in training, specialising in ASD.

       

      Service areas:

      Consults throughout Australia via Telehealth

    • Jo Fokkes
      RDI® Program Certified Consultant
      Speech Pathologist

      Jo has many years experience working as a Speech Pathologist.  In the past she has held lecturing positions in Speech Pathology and has been the leader of a State Govenment disability therapy team.

       

      Service areas:

      Clinic in Lane Cove 2066 and sees RDI distance families in other states as well as regional NSW via Telehealth.

    • Lynne Bullen
      RDI® Program Certified Consultant
      Occupational Therapist

      Lynne is an experienced occupational therapist and RDI Consultant. She helps parents incorporate RDI and Occupational Therapy goals into their typical interactions with their children.

       

      Service areas:

      The Hills, Blacktown, Parramatta and Merrylands areas of Sydney and Telehealth meetings with parents throughout Australia.

    • Amanda MacBride
      RDI® Program Certified Consultant

      Amanda first began working with children on the autism spectrum in 2000 while working on her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During this time her experiences were through ABA in school, clinic and home settings.

       

      Service areas:

      Perth and regional Western Australia.

    • Irena Woodward
      Occupational Therapist

      Irena is an Occupational Therapist who has been working with children since graduating from The University of Sydney in 2003.

       

      Service areas:

      Clinic at 56 Billa Rd, Bangor 2234 and school and preschool visits as needed.

    • Helen Tsamoulos
      Registered Psychologist

      Helen is a Registered Psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has been providing assessment and counselling services to children, families and adults for over 20 years.

       

      Service areas:

      233 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate 2217 and school and preschool visits in surrounding area of Southern Sydney.

    • Alissa Gargano
      RDI® Program Certified Consultant
      Speech Pathologist

      Alissa is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a special interest in supporting communication of children of all ages and abilities. She is also a very dedicated RDI Certified Consultant.

       

      Service areas:

      Sydney CBD and inner suburbs. Distance services via Telehealth throughout Australia and overseas.

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    • Roslyn Thorpe
      RDI®Program Certified Consultant
      Occupational Therapist

      Roslyn has spent over 20 years as an occupational therapist pursuing her passion for working with children who experience developmental challenges. She is dedicated to continually updating and developing her skills …

       

      Service Areas:

      Mobile service across northern and eastern suburbs of Sydney and northern beaches as well as RDI throughout Australia via Telehealth .