Elizabeth Barboza

New South Wales – RDI® Program Certified Consultant

Special Educator

I come from a Special Education background. I have worked as a teacher, lecturer and also as a Tertiary Supervisor, for teachers and special educators in mainstream training and also in autism.

I began my work with children with Autism in 1998 as an ABA therapist whilst I was at the University of Sydney studying Speech Pathology. This began my endless journey in discovering how to most effectively work with people on the autism spectrum. Since 1998, I have worked with children ranging from 20 months old as well as teens and adults. My interest in Autism led me to complete my thesis on social interaction and conversation for children with Autism. I began the RDI journey in 2006 when I commenced training in the RDI program in Houston, Texas to provide services as a certified RDI consultant to many families.

I love watching families grow and develop as a unit. I help parents understand why behaviour/situations happen and then learn about how we can help our children think, learn and problem solve, in a real world manner.

The services I offer include:

  • RDI program
  • Parent coaching
  • Parent training groups
  • Transition programs
  • Teacher/professional in-service training

I am committed to providing a family-based program that is specific to each family and child. While RDI is the main program I use. I have had significant training in many areas related to ASD:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – Strategies for Schools and Classrooms
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System
  • Social Stories and Scripting
  • Behaviour management – passive and active behaviours
  • Safe and Sound Protocol listening program

Qualifications and Memberships

  • RDI® Program Certified Consultant
  • Bachelor of Education in Special Education (Hons.)
  • President of Autism Connections

Contact details

Service Area

  • Distance service throughout Australia via Telehealth

Provider for rebates from

  • NDIS – Self Managed
  • NDIS – Plan Managed