Carly has had 10 years of experience in the disability industry working with various age groups and organisations ranging from early years to mature adults. Carly has experience with supporting individuals with significant behaviours of concern. She has worked with people who have multiple disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, global developmental delay, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or have a trauma background.
Carly holds a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education at Flinders University. Furthermore, she is a DEAI registered disability specialist, formally known as a developmental educator, with expertise in fostering skills, independence, therapeutic support, and quality of life for individuals with developmental and/or acquired disabilities. Carly has studied her Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Child Play at Deakin University. Using a strength-based approach, Carly is passionate about providing client’s a voice through the powers of play to support her clients to process their emotions and allow them to articulate and express their frustrations and in doing so, achieve optimal growth and development.
Carly’s expertise over the years has allowed her to have great empathy, patience, and compassion for a child’s situation. Carly tailors her holistic therapeutic support by ensuring a child’s feelings, wants and needs are met while respecting their choices, decisions, and rights as individuals.