Our Specialisterne Australia team is based at La Trobe University in Victoria and works on large employment programs across Australia.
PO Box 139,
La Trobe University,
Jay Hobbs is the Assessment and Support Manager based in Brisbane at The Autism CRC head office. Jay has been working with people with autism in both the UK and Australia for over fifteen years. Jay has worked with children and adolescents as a teacher and regional autism consultant, has lead the Robotics Social Clubs Autism CRC research project and has a Master of Professional Psychology. Jay works under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Garnett and Prof. Tony Attwood. Above all Jay is passionate about implementing positive initiatives that make a real difference for people on the autism spectrum and their families.
Jason White has joined Specialisterne Australia as Employment Services Manager based in Melbourne at La Trobe University. For more than 10 years Jason has worked in various programs under the Australian Governments Employment Services initiatives. Since 2009 he has worked exclusively with the Autism community, with a focus on assisting young adults with Autism to participate in employment. Jason has a passion for engaging employers and the community at large to highlight the capabilities of individuals on the Autism Spectrum and the positive benefit that can be enjoyed from employing them.
Dr Rebecca (Bec) Flower joined Specialisterne Australia in March 2017 in the role of Innovation Manager and is based in Melbourne at the La Trobe University Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre. Bec has worked with autistic teens and adults for the last 4 years in her work as a social skills facilitator and during her PhD at Flinders University, where she investigated vulnerability to manipulation among adults on the spectrum. Bec keeps up to date with the research literature and worldwide activity regarding ASD and employment, works on expanding our knowledge base and developing new methods we can apply at Specialisterne Australia, and partners with other researchers on projects to increase our knowledge in the area of autism and employment.