Kasberger, who has worked in the special education section of Bundaberg State High School for almost 10 years also has an adult son with the baffling disorder. Her personal experience has subsequently been a motivating factor inspiring her to take action and dedicate herself to providing an education, care and support to special needs students. The teacher states:
“It is through my own experience that I am able to relate to what other parents and carers may be going through. I can give them guidance and support.”
The devoted educator goes on to say that she “loves” her job as it allows her to raise awareness regarding a disorder that has seen a frustratingly increased rate of incidence over the last two decades. Thus the recognition seeks to acknowledge the efforts made by individuals who help to provide services and assist those with autism spectrum disorder to mitigate the various and complex challenges associated with the lifelong disability. This year’s awards were presented at the Government House in Brisbane on December 3rd which coincided with the International Day of People with Disability.
Source: Ashley Clark on the News Mail website: Bundaberg teacher wins award for autism work