Who Are We?

Members of My Life My Decisions Inc. comprise of people from all over Australia who share a genuine interest in enabling autistic and neurodivergent individuals to exercise agency in their lives. With this aim, our executive committee comprises of autistic and neurodivergent individuals. parents & professionals who share a passion for enacting inclusive environments where all have a voice and valued contributions.

President - Dr Amanda Webster

Amanda Webster is an educator and researcher who is the current director of the Master of Autism program at the University of Wollongong. She has worked for over 30 years with autistic and neurodivergent individuals and their families in school, community, home and workplace settings and is committed to the creation of supportive environments and cultures that empower and provide the opportunities they need to achieve their goals.

Amanda is a researcher with the Australian Autism CRC and is leading an initiative at UOW to engage with autistic community & members to co-produce research that is meaningful and makes a lasting positive impact for autistic and neurodivergent individuals and their families.

Secretary - Carina Beattie

Carina has worked in Early Childhood and education sector for 15 years, working with children ages 0-12yrs. Throughout that time she has developed a passion for working with children and their families, who have a diagnosis of autism.

She also has personal experience, being a mum of children who are autistic and neurodivergent. Carina holds a Master of autism from University of Wollongong.

Carina believes that it is important to adopt a holistic and person-centered approach in the work that she does, focusing on the individuals strengths, while also developing strategies that can assist them in their daily life.

Carina works in collaboration with other allied health professionals as well as in partnership with the client, their families and their support network.

Resource Development Officer - Tyler Price

Tyler works as a disability support worker by day and Autistic gamer by night and in his free time he works on community projects in his local area including hosting a social group for kids with disabilities using their favourite card games as a base to develop social skills.

Tyler identifies as having severe anxiety, depression, IBS, autism/Asperger's and whatever the next doctor decides.

Despite having a fear of failure, it hasn't stopped him from attempting to do whatever is needed to succeed. Sometimes when things get tough, He does as much as he can and hope it's enough. He lives by 2 motto's, hope for the best and prepare for the worst and "at least I tried".

He loves working with children and hopes to get his dream job of being teacher's aide one day. P.S. the most stressful and challenging thing to do this week was write this blurb and have his photo taken.

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