Narara, NSW, Australia
Tony was a Foundation Student and graduated with Honours in the postgraduate program Masters of Health Science (Developmental Disability) and is currently undertaking studies looking at Active Support with families. He was involved in a number of research and teaching projects, together with a number of literature reviews and training programs. He was part of the team that introduced the first systemic review of Active Support in Australia.
Tony was also closely involved in two recent reports on Dementia by CDS. The first was an evidence-based literature review on dementia and people with intellectual disability for DADHC. This also involved the compilation of a comprehensive CD-Rom as a teaching/information module. The second was a report to the Ombudsman on dementia and Down syndrome.
His work in Active Support has also been instrumental in providing a comprehensive insight into the needs, expectations and service requirements of people and their carers in the community across a broad age range, including many clients with dementia. Active Support implementation has also necessitated Tony’s involvement with many and varied client groups, together with a close association with carers, families, service providers both NGO and Government most recently undertaking a major contract with Disability Services Queensland (DSQ). Additionally he has good experience in conducting focus groups with families, carers and professionals. He continues to pursue a special interest in autism, transition, Active Support and community living.
Currently looking for work - doing part time as an Extra, Country music musician & vocalist.