WHO WE ARE
Daniel Giles OAM
Daniel is a young man living on the autism spectrum who works tirelessly as an advocate, not only for people on the Autism Spectrum, but for all people with disability, as well as those experiencing other disadvantages.
He was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2-and-a-half years. As a child, he experienced delays in verbal communication, did not understand social interactions and attended a special school.
With the right support from his family and so many others, he was able to transition his education to mainstream schooling. He then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Graphic Design (with Honours) at University.
As an adult he lives independently, works part-time as a graphic designer and photographer, and does a range of volunteer work. He is also passionate about educating the community about living with Autism and mentoring others who live on the spectrum.
He was honoured to receive the Order of Australia Medal in 2017 for his work in disability advocacy, as well as in his other volunteer roles.
Daryl is proudly Daniel's father.
He is inspired and in awe of Daniel's self advocacy work and all that he has achieved in his short life. After several years of discussing the possibility of a collaboration with Daniel, Daryl has come on board to present with Daniel and provide a parent's perspective of Daniel's life journey from his diagnosis through to the incredible recognition of Daniel's work when he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2017.
Daryl hopes to bring some insight to the parent's role in achieving best outcomes for their child on the autism spectrum. Daryl has always been a hands-on parent and willing to do what is needed to achieve the best outcomes.
WHAT WE DO
We are Public Speakers and autism advocates.
Daniel has a Bachelor of Graphic Design (Hons) and works in this field undertaking design and photography work and when he is not doing this he is involved in many committees, both for government departments and not-for-profit groups, advocating for those with special needs and other people experiencing disadvantages.
Daryl is a Paralegal and Justice of the Peace working in a law office. He has held many positions on various boards and community groups, mostly related to the schools that his children have attended.
We aim to bring our story far and wide and in doing so we endeavor to provide our audiences with:
A better insight of the mind of a person on the Autism Spectrum
Some ideas for strategies to achieve best outcomes both at home and in school settings
Hope to the parents and families of children on the Autism Spectrum
If you would like to suggest a city, town or venue that we could present at, please do not hesitate to contact us as we are always on the look out for an audience in need of the story we have to offer.