Our People

Jocelyn Graham Chief Executive Officer

Jocelyn has been Inclusive Directions’ CEO since 2014. Previously, she was General Manager Client Services, scosa, and she has held management positions at SA Ambulance and the City of Onkaparinga. Jocelyn is passionate about inclusion and works closely with the Inclusive Directions team to expand the organisation’s capacity to support all people and advocate on their behalf.

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Ravini Jayawardena Senior Behaviour Therapist

Ravini holds a Degree in Psychology with First Class Honours and she has extensive experience working with children in the mental health sector. Ravini is passionate about her work and receives enormous personal satisfaction working with children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder to develop and use strategies that help them overcome challenges. She believes that learning can be encouraged through effective motivation, the right encouragement, positive reinforcement and lots of fun.

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Professor Robyn Young Research Director, Flinders Therapy House

Robyn Young is the pioneering researcher who created the Inclusive Directions Flinders Early Intervention Program. Her interest in autism began while studying savants as part of her PhD in Savant Syndrome. This work became the subject of an ABC documentary titled Uncommon Genius. She went on to develop a screening tool, Autism Detection in Early Childhood, suitable for use in children as young as 12 months of age. Together with colleagues at Flinders University she developed an intervention program called SPECTRA (ACER, 2009), which forms the basis of the Inclusive Directions Flinders Early Intervention Program.

Olivia Burton, Senior Behaviour Therapist

An aspiring psychologist with an Honours degree in Psychology from Flinders University, Olivia’s research was primarily focused on improving decision-making abilities in individuals. Olivia has a certificate III in Disability and has previously worked with adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. Olivia believes there is nothing more rewarding and enlightening than getting to know and building a strong relationship with a child and trying to share their perspective.

 

 

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Nyiika Msapanda Fitness Trainer

With a natural ability to quickly build a rapport with the children we support, Nyiika ensures everyone at Flinders Therapy House is physically active during Saturday Social Club. He encourages children to work together in completing physical tasks. Nyiika holds certifications and accreditations as a fitness trainer, including registration through Fitness Australia, certification as a Master Level Trainer II through the Australian Institute of Fitness and Bootcamp and Outdoor Group Fitness for Kids, among others. Nyiika also works with individual clients to develop specific physical programs.

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Carolyn Cole, Clinical Psychologist

Carolyn is a clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years’ experience in the public and private sectors.   She has extensive experience and knowledge in behavioural approaches using a positive behaviour support framework and in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, learning difficulties, social, emotional and behavioural issues.

Carolyn is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists.  She has a Psychology Honours Degree from Flinders University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of South Australia.

Brianna Zimmerman, Therapist

Details about Brianna are coming soon.

Andrew Crowden

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Caitrin Bradley, Play Leader

Details about Caitrin  are coming soon.