Positive feedback for Positive Partnerships

Teachers huddle around computer screen

Education professional, Maureen Durney (pictured right), finds great resources on the Positive Partnerships website

As Head of Special Education Services at Moura State School in Queensland, Maureen has spent many years working to support teachers, including organising for several colleagues in a former school to take part in Positive Partnerships professional learning (PL). Her only regret, however, is that she has never been able to attend our PL herself.

‘Everyone came back raving about the training and were great advocates for our students with autism spectrum disorder’ she told us.

‘I was so glad to have had the opportunity to encourage those teachers to be involved.’

Impressed by the feedback she heard from colleagues who had attended the PL, and interested in finding out more for herself, Maureen made contact with Positive Partnerships to register for one of our webinars and to find out what else was available.

Maureen began to explore the Positive Partnerships website and was excited to find a wide range of free, evidence-based resources like fact sheets, planning matrix, templates and interactive modules available through online learning. What followed was some heartfelt feedback about the quality of the website, online learning and materials.

‘I have found some great resources on the Positive Partnerships website and have downloaded some and printed others. It is an amazing site and I thank everyone involved for a fantastic service’, she said.

‘The Planning Matrix was particularly useful. I’ve downloaded it to share with teachers and parents and found it really useful as a way of encouraging collaboration in support of the student and for using a strengths-based approach. In fact, I believe it would be a valuable tool for almost any student with a diverse learning style.’

If, like Maureen, you are unable to attend either the parents/carer or PL workshops, we encourage you to make the most of the information available on this site. We are always revamping our evidence-based material, adding resources and practical strategies to support school students on the autism spectrum.