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AGOSCI early career peer support group - for health professionals

  • 26 Oct 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (AEDT)
  • Online via zoom



AGOSCI early career peer support group

Peer connection for professionals who are new to disability, AAC, and diverse communication


Meeting overview

AGOSCI is a member-based organisation, here to support a more inclusive community for people with diverse communication. AGOSCI is aware that professionals who are new to working in this space can feel overwhelmed and isolated. 

The new AGOSCI peer support group is designed to bring like-minded professionals together for peer support and connection. Our aim is to reduce isolation and encourage a network of support for people working in AAC and disability.

To encourage a safe space, these meetings will not be recorded. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance to attend the live event.

AGOSCI will host and facilitate meeting discussions, with opportunity for group members to explore topics of interest together and build a network of peer support. 


AGOSCI encourages any current members who are early career professionals, are new to the disability field, or new to AAC to join these meetings.

This is a member-only event. 

Meeting topic

This meeting will focus on the theme of AAC Awareness Month. We will be joined by Nell McMillan to discuss the perspectives of people with lived experience of communication disability. 

You can ask Nell questions, in a safe and judgement free space. 

Meeting Details

Meetings are held online via Zoom, for 90 minutes.

This meeting is on Thursday, October 26th.

Please check the start time for your timezone below.

Start times

QLD: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

SA: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NT: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

WA: 4:00pm - 5:30pm


Laura Ferrie - AGOSCI NT Rep (agoscint@agosci.org.au)

Darren Trentepohl - AGOSCI Chairperson (agoscichair@agosci.org.au)

Amelia Edwards - AGOSCI SA Rep (agoscisa@agosci.org.au)

Ria Ferris - AGOSCI Executive Officer (education@agosci.org.au)

Mel Bakes - AGOSCI Secretary (agoscisecretary@agosci.org.au)

With Special Guest speaker Nell McMillan - AGOSCI AAC Mentors Coordinator


Disclosure and Code of Conduct

AGOSCI is an independent body and does not endorse individual products, services, approaches, or brands. AGOSCI acknowledges the presence and contributions of all knowledge and expertise in the Australian and international field of communication diversity. 

In hosting these peer support meetings, AGOSCI will not provide clinical advice or make clinical recommendations. The purpose of this group is peer connection and support primarily. Opinions and ideas shared by group members at these meetings represent their own views, and do not necessarily represent AGOSCI's position. Where group members have complex or specific clinical support needs, AGOSCI recommends seeking supervision through appropriate professional and workplace channels.

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