Our educators combine relationships and sexuality expertise with experience across the disability sector.
Branka has worked with True Relationships and Reproductive Health for two years. Her role has included facilitating education for professionals, parents/carers and children and young people in a variety of sectors. She has a passion for working with children, young people and adults with disability and advocates for individuals’ rights to accurate sexuality and relationships information.
Astri has worked with True since 2011, in the Far North Queensland region. She has delivered relationship and sexuality education to a wide audience including children, young people and adults with a disability. Whether individual education, group education or team teaching in a school setting, Astri loves the creativity involved in addressing the specific needs and interests of participants. She also facilitates training for parents and carers, teachers, and support staff to build capacity and confidence in this area. Astri believes that all people have the right to recognise and experience healthy relationships, and that sexuality education is fundamental to our safety, well-being and social connection.
Natasha has delivered individual education sessions and sexuality needs consultations to people with disability since 2011. She facilitates training programs to staff and parents/carers who support people with disability and advises families and carers about resources available to provide the right information to support the health and well-being of the people they care for. She also facilitates community education sessions and workshops for adults with disability and regularly teaches relationships and sexuality topics in primary and secondary schools in both special education and mainstream classes. Natasha is an advocate for all people being able to access information on how bodies work; healthy relationships; and sexuality.
Sheena comes from a nursing background. She has delivered relationships and sexuality education for over 10 years to a wide audience including people with disability and staff, both in schools and the community. She also delivers education to family, carers and workers so that they can support people with disability in their daily activities. Sheena believes that everyone, including people with disability, should have this information so that they can enjoy safe relationships and make healthy choices.
Ellie McAlister has been an educator for over 25 years, including the past ten years with True. Her current role as the Regional Education Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast has provided many opportunities to talk with professionals including teachers, doctors, nurses, support workers and allied health staff who support people with disability. She has also delivered many training courses to these groups. She has collaborated with and delivered education sessions to parents/carers and various age groups of people with a disability including adults and Indigenous students.
Robyn has worked as an Educator with True's Toowoomba office since 2000. She has a degree in Education and a background in disability support work, with a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has vast experience working with children, young people and adults with disability as well as parents and carers.