Dr David Roy has lived through the worst trauma possible; knowledge that his son was allegedly abused whilst attending his special school aged 3 years old.
I will NEVER Give Up!
Dr David Roy has lived through the worst trauma possible; knowledge that his son was allegedly abused whilst attending his special school aged 3 years old. This episode shares shocking details but also the inspirational advocacy that came from it. Lou and David discuss the events that led to David and his wife's drive for a Parliamentary Inquiry following the alleged abuse and neglect of their son and the ongoing agitation that David has found necessary to force change and reforms in NSW education.
Our son was being locked up within a stand up cupboard within the school and we then started to discover other things about them force cutting his fingernails, force feeding him. We'd seen incidents of the children being hit by the teachers
Dr David Roy
PDA and CPS with Dr Theresa Kidd and Dr Miriam Kirby
Dr Theresa Kidd
In this episode Lou discussed PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) with Dr Theresa Kidd and Dr Miriam Kirby. They also discussed Collaborative Proactive Solutions and how they utilise the model in their clinical practice as well as working within schools to help PDA students to access learning.
Western Australian Warrior with parent advocate, Symone Wheatley-Hey
Lou and Symone talk about Western Australian education and how it's deeply failing Western Australian children. They discuss advocacy efforts at department and Minister level and also discuss Symone's clever idea for a group Disability Royal Commission submission that is entirely anonymous. An episode not to be missed for anyone in Australia!
In this episode, Lou talks to Yenn Purkis. Yenn Purkis is an author, public servant and passionate advocate for Autistic people and their families. Lou and Yenn talk about behaviourism, Yenn's life growing up, the intersection of neurodivergence with mental illness, gender diversity and other related topics that Yenn has first hand experience with, as well as Yenn's experience when they spent som