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Sally Thibault Dip. Prof. Counselling, ADAPEF Sally is an author, speaker and lecturer, working with parents, teachers and universities to provide information about parenting and teaching a child on the autism spectrum. She focuses particularly on the impact of the diagnosis on parents, their relationship and other family members. Sally is known for her wisdom, knowledge and compassion as well as down-to-earth logic and a no-nonsense approach to the challenges, the triumphs and the difficulties that families face every day in raising a child diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Together with husband Gerry and Nutritional Coach Kris Barrett she co-facilitates the very popular Food, Family and Asperger's seminars - a four hour workshop which delves into the issues of diet and behavior; the impact of the diagnosis on fathers; how create good working relationships with teachers and how to teach ASD children to develop bully-resilience. Sally and Gerry also hold Aspergers and You Seminars providing intense work for parents to examine their relationship, values and beliefs about parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum. Sally speaks regularly on the topics of Autism and the impact on families at conferences, workshops, teacher in-service training and is a curriculum adviser and guest lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. She is also a highly sought after inspirational and motivational professional speaker focusing on inspiring individuals to develop to value-based, heart-centered approaches to life, love and business. Sally is the author of two other books 'Wise Mothers, Raising Teenagers in the Social Media era' A Parable highlighting the urgent need for wisdom in raising children in the era of technology, social media and mass marketing & Asperger's Bullying and School - Helping your ASD Child Develop Bullying-Resilience at School and for Life', with practical strategies to help parents to teach their Asperger's child bully-resilience strategies. Sally has featured regularly as a media commentator on Asperger's and Autism on national TV, radio, and newspaper, and is a guest writer for many magazines and on-line blogs. She holds a Diploma of Professional Counselling, is a fellow of the Association of Development Professionals in Education, and member of the Board of Trustees of The Goda Foundation Sally and Gerry are the parents of three adult children, and currently live on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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