Our Team

 

 

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Shannon Eeles 
Managing Director

Shannon has worked with children with autism and their families for more than ten years. Her passion for working with children began while she was studying nursing science at university. A subsequent diagnosis of autism in the family triggered Shannon's journey on the road to improving educational quality and outcomes for children with ASD.  Shannon founded The Centre for Inclusive Schooling of Children with Autism, is a co-founder of the IDEA Program (a whole school approach to intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder) and a co-founder of the Little Learners Autism Program. Shannon’s role as Managing Director of Autism Partnership sees her leading a team of passionate and talented people to achieve the best possible outcomes for children with ASD and their families. Shannon is also a Board Member of Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria). 


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Director of Clinical Services

Karen McKinnon is a registered psychologist, with a Masters degree in Educational Psychology.  She is a Site Director of Autism Partnership in Australia and has worked in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 1995.  She completed an internship with Autism Partnership in the USA, to develop her clinical skills and provide a higher quality of service to families in Australia.  Karen has consulted both nationally and internationally to families of children with autism.  Her work includes diagnostic assessments, psychological consultation, school consultation, supervision of both home and school-based behavioural intervention programs, along with Autism Partnership staff training and professional development.  She regularly presents at seminars and conferences on a range of topics relating to the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis to children with an autism spectrum disorder. 


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Christine Stocco
Director of Operations

Christine Stocco is a Site Director at Autism Partnership Australia. Christine has been working with the agency since 2001 and is responsible for business planning, project development, finance, client inquiries and intake, human resources and public relations. Christine is responsible for Autism Partnership operations Australia wide.


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Senior Program Supervisor

Kathleen Franks is a Senior Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership’s Melbourne office. She has worked in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 1998 in a variety of settings including home, school, kindergarten, childcare, high school and community programs. In 2004 she completed an 18 month internship at Autism Partnership’s head office in California. Currently Kathleen is completing her Bachelor of Psychological Science at LaTrobe University whilst consulting to schools, running community workshops, and supervising home-based therapy programs.


Andrea Radcliffe
Senior Program Supervisor

Andrea Radcliffe is a Senior Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership in Melbourne.  She has worked in the field of contemporary behavioural analysis for over 10 years. Her experience spans across her work in Canada, Queensland and the USA, which included a 12 month internship as the Autism Partnership California clinic. She has completed a diploma in Community Rehabilitation and is currently completing her Bachelor of Applied Social Science. Andrea supervises home-based programs, consults in educational settings and presents at training workshops for parents, therapists, and professionals.


Johanna Taylor
Senior Program Supervisor

Johanna Taylor is a Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership’s office in Melbourne. She has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2007. Johanna has worked in home-based, centre-based and educational settings, including both the IDEA and Little Learners Programs. Johanna joined Autism Partnership and undertook an intensive internship in 2011. Prior to her work in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis Johanna completed a Bachelor of Psychology at ACU National and Masters in Education (Special Education, Early Intervention and Inclusion)


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Robbie Singh
Senior Program Supervisor

Robbie Singh is a Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership's Melbourne office. Robbie has a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (Psychology) and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Robbie has worked with children and families in a variety of settings including centre based, home-based and educational settings. Since 2008, his work has included roles in two of our pioneering programs: the IDEA Program (school based intervention) and the Little Learners Autism Program (preschool centre-based intervention).


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Program Supervisor

Priscilla Samuel is a Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership's office in Melbourne. She has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2010, including a 12 month intensive internship in Autism Partnership's head office in California.  Priscilla supervises home based progrmas, centre-based intervention including Little Learners and the IDEA program, and consults in educational settings.  In 2009, Priscilla completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne majoring in Linguistics, with a research study on syntactic development in children's language for her honours thesis.


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Amber Newton
Program Supervisor

Amber Newton is a Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership's Melbourne office. Amber completed a Bachelor of Public Health and Health promotion, majoring in Psychology in 2009 and has been working in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis since 2008. Amber has experience in intensive home-based and centre-based programs, as well as educational settings including schools, kindergarten and day care.


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Nadia Marussinszky
Speech/Language Pathologist & Program Supervisor

Nadia is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership's Melbourne office. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2009.  In that time Nadia has has worked in a variety of settings in Australia and internationally, including home, school, kindergarten and childcare. 


 

Melissa Mackay 
Psychologist & Regional Coordinator (QLD)

Melissa Mackay is a Psychologist (Educational & Developmental) and member of the Australian Psychological Society.  She has been working with children with ASD and their families since 2000. Her role with Autism Partnership is varied and includes designing and supervising early intensive behavioural intervention programs, psychological consultation, parent skill building, school consultation and psychological/developmental assessments.  She also conducts training workshops on a range of topics as well as group intervention programs that address school readiness and social skills.

 

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Emma Dawson
Program Supervisor

Emma Dawson is a Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership’s Queensland office in Brisbane. Emma has worked with children with ASD since 2012 in the UK and Australia. She has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2014 in home-based, centre-based and educational settings, including both the IDEA and Little Learners Program. Emma completed a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Psychology with Criminology in 2012 and is currently studying for her Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis.