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Rachel has spent her entire life in the fitness and health industry. Growing up as an AIS gymnast achieving national and international status Rachel knew from an early age how critical the right foods and vitamins improved her mind, body and overall daily performance.

 

As an Aunty of two nephews with high range non-verbal Autism, Rachel understands the challenges of introducing and managing food on a daily basis. It was the relationship with her nephews that propelled her into learning about the medical deficiencies in someone on the spectrum and wanted to make a difference not only to her family but the greater community. 

 

When it comes to diet, sometimes finding that "piece" requires professional help. Rachel is a degree qualified Medical Nutrition Specialist, specializing in nutritional counselling and therapy with anyone diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her holistic approach is based on integrative and functional medicine, which treats the root cause, not just the symptoms.  

 

There are very few dietitians specialising in Autism across the country, which makes accessibility extremely low. Working with Spectrum Support allows Rachel direct access to the ASD community where she is able to increase the reach of nutrition therapy and nutrition education for families and individuals affected by ASD. 

Medical Nutrition Specialist

RACHEL TALIANA

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Working in the private disability school sector for the past 15 years both internationally and in Australia has made Daniel is a vital part of the Spectrum Support team. Providing direct insight, strategies and techniques that have been proven with a range of ages and levels of the spectrum, Daniel is a welcomed team member .

Degree qualified with a real sense of seeing an individuals potential, Daniel's innate ability to identify a students strengths and champion those has been core to his high success. 

"My focus has been on the learning and behaviour difficulties of children and adults with special needs and disabilities. I implement evidence-based teaching skills and strategies to help maximise learning outcomes for all of my students."

Special Education Director

DANIEL ALEKSEI

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Louise has been a registered nurse for over 40 years. She has continually developed her expertise to assure she provides the highest quality of care for the people she supports. Working in Sydney's largest hospital for the majority of her career Louise has experienced an emotionally rewarding and technical career.

Having raised a son with Cerebral Palsy, Louise has personal and professional experience with Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, navigating the NDIS, Medicare, schooling and employment paths for people with disabilities.

Louise has raised an intelligent, articulate and affectionate young man. A true reflection of her own characteristics. 

“You learn new things every day, and the opportunity for growth is almost unlimited. I feel so good inside when I see improvement in my patients and also when giving emotional support by holding the hands of family members who have just experienced hardship. Actually, it gives me inner peace that I was able to help somebody.”

Registered Nurse Disability

LOUISE ALMER