Flinders in Borneo to gain skills in autism care

A group of Flinders staff and students from the Disability and Community Inclusion Unit has travelled to Brunei on the island of Borneo to learn more about caring for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The group is visiting Brunei (‘Abode of Peace’) as part of a New Colombo Plan Mobility experience.

To date the group has visited the Australian High Commissioner to Brunei and is now undertaking a work placement at the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER).

This most recent cohort is the third group from the Flinders University Disability and Community Inclusion Unit to collaborate with SMARTER since its launch in 2014.

Over the next three weeks, the Flinders students and officials will be working closely with therapists and disability care experts to gain a better understanding of the SMARTER approach to autism care.

Read more about New Colombo Plan (NCP) opportunities in 2018.

Read more about the Disability and Community Inclusion Unit.

Posted in

Leave a Reply