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Sat, 24 Sept



Study Skills for Autistic Students

Join Tim Chan and Shadia Hancock in a webinar and Q&A discussing supporting Autistic students with study. Suitable for Autistic individuals, parents and families of Autistic individuals, teachers, and support workers.

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Study Skills for Autistic Students
Study Skills for Autistic Students

Time & Location

24 Sept 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am AEST



About the event

Join Shadia Hancock and Tim Chan for a presentation and Q&A on supporting Autistic individuals with studying and developing study skills. Please note that questions for the Q&A portion of the session will need to be submitted in writing prior to the event. 

The session will cover topics relating to:

  • Planning, time management, and goal setting 
  • Cognitive load and prioritisation 
  • Possible strengths and challenges Autistic students may experience 
  • Tackling task avoidance and procrastination 
  • Learning strategies and study techniques 
  • Managing stress 
  • Notetaking 

This session will be applicable for Autistic individuals, teachers, carers of family members of Autistic individuals, tutors, and support workers.

If you are on an NDIS plan, need to pay at a later date, or require a Certificate of Attendance, please email us at

The presentation will be recorded and made available to participants who cannot make it live for 3 months.

About Tim Chan: 

Tim is an adult autistic non-speaker, diagnosed at three. He has complex communication and high support needs with his many autistic challenges including hypersensitivities, high anxiety, processing and movement coordination issues translating to not being able to develop speech since losing it at 14 months. At nine, Tim picked up an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) method via partner-assisted typing (PAT). With assiduous practice in PAT for engagement with the world, and the motivation to work in advocacy for people without speech, he has graduated from mainstream high school to study a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at university. Tim is passionate in advocating for people with little or no speech and feels privileged to engage in a number of advocacy organisations to work towards access, participation and inclusion for people with disability. This journey has been long and arduous, but also highly rewarding with meeting many allies and friends along the way. The journey continues…

About Shadia Hancock:

​Shadia is the proud owner, and founder of Autism Actually, and enjoys presenting and consultancy. ​They are currently studying Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) with the long-term goal of specialising in AAC and providing client-centred animal assisted therapy for Neurodivergent individuals. ​Shadia was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder at the age of 14. Being non-binary, they enjoy discussing the intersectionality of Autism and gender diversity. They receive daily emotional and sensory support from their standard poodle, Arwen.​ Shadia benefited from numerous early supports such as speech therapy and occupational therapy to help with sensory and motor difficulties. They are very passionate about sharing information about what being Autistic is like, challenging stereotypes, and amplifying Autistic voices within the community.


  • General admission

    For Autistic individuals, students, parents, and carers. Please email us for information regarding NDIS plans and payment plans

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  • Professionals

    For hospital staff, allied health workers, support workers, and teaching staff.

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