Connect-Ed Evening with Ability Partners

Are you an Occupational Therapist in Melbourne with an interest in the
Connect-Ed Evening with Ability Partners is the event for you.  

Connection and education are the themes for the evening, with a side of
nibbles and drinks.

Date: Thursday 31st March 

Time: From 5:30pm

Venue: Warehouse 21 at The Cluster in Melbourne CBD

Speaker: Professor Alison Lane OTARC

Price: Complimentary, canapes and drinks included

About the speaker

Attendees will be lucky enough to hear from Professor Alison Lane, the Deputy Director of the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC).

Professor Alison Lane is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience in paediatric clinical practice and health service management. She has undertaken research and teaching in both Australia and the United States, with a strong focus on autism and sensory processing, and she has led seminal papers describing the first sensory subtype models in autism.

About the presentation

Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy in Autism

In this presentation, Professor Lane will review the principles of evidence-based occupational therapy, summarise best practices for occupational therapy with autistic individuals and their families, and provide tips for navigating research (and other) evidence in this area as a practitioner.

Alison was the recipient of the prestigious A. Jean Ayres award from the American Occupational Therapy Association for her contributions to the development of theory in autism and sensory processing. Alison joined the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University in February 2021 as Deputy Director. Prior to this, Alison was Head of Discipline and Clinic Director of the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Newcastle, Australia. 

About the event

This is an opportunity for you to listen, learn and connect with like-minded allied health professionals in the NDIS space, all while sipping a refreshing drink and admiring the phenomenal views of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks.

Warehouse 21 at The Cluster is only a stone’s throw away from Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations, as well as several tram routes.

If the outstanding speaker combined with the convenient location haven’t got you across the line, perhaps this will; all attendees will have the opportunity to win a voucher for Occupational Therapy Australia for Continued Professional Development. 


Space is limited!