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Listed below are the various types of speaking and training Sally is most experienced and passionate about. Her speaking fees range depending on complexity, duration and proximity of the engagement.
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Sally’s appearance on the Channel 10 program – The Circle
Sally is the author of three books.
- David’s Gift, Aspergers Life and Love - One family’s inspirational journey from diagnosis to graduation, the story of her family’s journey following her son’s diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger’s Bullying and School – How to Help your ASD child develop Bully-Resilience at School and for Life
- Wise Mothers, A Parable - Raising Teenagers in the Social Media Era
Though her knowledge, expertise and experience covers parenting in general, Sally is best known for her work in the field of Autism and its impact on families. More recently after her second book – Aspergers Bullying and School – Sally has also worked and spoken extensively on bullying of children on the AS spectrum. As well, Sally has spoken on The Impact of Social Media on Teenagers.
To book Sally as a Speaker at your next event, please email with the details of your event. Please include as much of the following as possible:
- Type of speaking engagement
- Theme & title of event
- Date & location of event
- Audience demographics & size
- List of other speakers (if applicable)
Sample Talk Formats
- 20 to 90 minute keynote
- 30 to 120 minute multi-speaker event
- Half-day training sessions
- Full-day Seminars
Sample Titles: Aspergers & Autism themes
- What is Asperger’s Syndrome? How is it different from the Autism Spectrum?
- It takes a Village – the importance of a ‘community’ in raising a child on the spectrum.
- Autism is not a Reservation for One – How Autism impacts on the family and with real insights for both parents & educators.
- How to teach a child living with Asperger’s bully-resilience Why? Because - 80% of Children on the AS spectrum are bullied at school
Sample Titles: Teens and Social Media
- Raising Teenagers in the Social Media Era – the highs, the lows and what to do about both!’
- The urgent need for wisdom in the Social Media Era
Sally especially loves to work with parents, educators, counsellors, business owners and medical professionals in all topics.
Sally is comfortable speaking in front of audiences as few as twenty five and as many as 5,000
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In 1979 she commenced a career as a Fitness instructor in Canada, a career she enjoyed for over 15 years. During that time she developed Aerobic Instructor Training courses, training over 400 aerobic instructors; hosted Canada’s first Cable TV fitness show; and facilitated the world’s largest indoor aerobic class 2,000 participants (Edmonton Canada 1982).
Most recently she worked in Educational Marketing for 10 years at Saint Stephen’s College. She served as the Vice President of ADAPE Queensland (Association of Development Professionals in Education) from 2004 till 2008 and presented at three ADAPE International Conferences. In 2010 she was made a ‘Fellow’ of ADAPE in recognition of her contribution to the area of Educational marketing.
She is the author of three books
- David’s Gift , Aspergers Life and Love, One family’s inspirational journey from diagnosis to graduation
- Aspergers, Bullying and School – How to Help your ASD child Develop Bully-Resilience at School and for Life
- Wise Mothers – A Parable - Raising Teenagers in the Social Media Era.
Sally has been featured on the Channel 9’s Today Show, Network 10’s The Circle, many Australia wide radio interviews, magazines and newspapers. She is currently the Social Media Mum on Brisbane’s 96.5FM
In 1979 Sally commenced her career as a Fitness instructor in Canada, a career she enjoyed for over 15 years. During that time she developed Aerobic Instructor Training courses, training over 400 aerobics instructors; hosted Canada’s first Cable TV fitness show; and facilitated the world’s largest indoor aerobic class 2,000 participants (Edmonton Canada 1982).
After returning to Australia with her husband, Sally developed seminars and keynote presentations on The Art of Losing Weight Permanently and Surviving Stress.
During this time, their eldest child David was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, resulting in a change in direction for her family and a change in career for her.
In 2000, she commenced a new career as the Director of Community Relations at Saint Stephen’s College Coomera, a position she held for ten years. During that time, she served as the Vice President of ADAPE Queensland (Association of Development Professionals in Education) from 2004 till 2008 and presented at three ADAPE International Conferences on the topics of Educational Marketing.
In April 2010 she released her first book; David’s Gift, the true story about how she changed from wishing to make her son ‘normal’, to recognising his unique difference and personality and in doing so enabled him to take his first steps towards a less fearful, more connected life.
Sally has been featured on the Channel 9’s Today Show, Network 10’s The Circle, Radio Stations ABC Gold Coast, Launceston and Central Coast, Radio Stations 96.7 and 91.7 Sunshine Coast, The Courier Mail, The Gold Coast Bulletin and The Gold Coast Sun. As well as a regular guest writer for online blogs and magazines.
Sally holds a Diploma of Professional Counselling, is an ADAPE Fellow, and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Goda Foundation; an educational foundation offering global education and leadership experiences for students.
She speaks on the topics of
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder and the impact on families & the classroom
- How to help children living with Aspergers to be Bully-Resilience,
- Raising teenagers in the social media age
- How to maintain Clarity, Inspiration and Motivation in the era of Technology, Social Media and Mass-Marketing
David’s Gift’ is unique as far as I’m concerned, in that it is the real-life journey from infancy to adulthood of a young man who is still finding his feet in a world which does not fit him. It is told from the perspective of a mum, whose own struggles and triumphs leap from the pages with raw emotion and hard-earned practical wisdom. I am grateful for Sally’s book both as a resource for clients and for its gift to us as an intimate insight into the life of a family wrestling with the challenges and costs that the desire for authentic relationship brings.
Peter H Brown
I really enjoyed your two sessions and there were many positive comments I heard from delegates after you left. I was in a panel discussion on the Friday morning and your presentation was constantly raised for discussion points during that session. Thank you again for your significant contribution to what I felt was a very good conference .
John Collins Director of Community Relations
Nambour Christian College
Associated Christian schools recently held their annual Leaders Retreat. One of the presenters at our Retreat this year was Sally Thibault. Sally presented a workshop on “Marketing your School in Challenging Times”.
During the workshop the audience were actively engaged and proactive participants Sally Thibault was an extremely valuable presenter at our Retreat, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a presenter.
Associated Christian Schools
How inspiring! My son is thirteen turning fourteen and I have been to thinking about what his future will hold. This story has inspired me to help guide my son into a career that he will love, to take what he is good at now and nurture it into a wonderful future for my son. Anything is possible.
My Husband and I attended your seminar yesterday. Listening to your story has touched me so deeply as I felt as though you were telling my story. My husband and I have been separated for just over 1 year now and I do a lot of the battles on my own. My husband Phillip cannot understand Noah and would constantly put him down so I asked him to leave the family home as my children come first, but I am sure after hearing your story yesterday he has seen a different light on Asperger’s. Sally you have inspired me in so many ways I can’t begin to describe, I bought 2 copies of your book yesterday and I have already finished mine, and my mother is half way through her copy. Noah is a beautiful little boy whom I love with my whole heart and soul, He has just been accepted to attended main stream Prep next year which is terrifying me to pieces and I am so frightened that if I could wrap in my arms and protect him I would for the rest of his life but as you taught me yesterday Asperger’s is a gift and and I must walk with my boy to help him. Thank you again Sally your words have meant so much to me
Linda (name withheld due to privacy)
A beautifully written, heart warming story. I’ve passed it on to everyone I know who works with children.
Raw emotion. Made me scrutinise my own outlook on life. Compelling reading, beautifully written. I just want to applaud at the end.
Sally was a great guest – warm and articulate and “sold” her book extremely well. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to Sally and her family
Network 10, The Circle
I cannot thank you enough for this afternoon; you did a superb job.
I did not call for calls and truly it is impossible to predict when or if they will come in; had I asked for them there may well not have been any. I do know, however, from speaking engagements in the community that there is a strong feeling about and a great deal of interest in autism. Regardless of any of that, you handled them beautifully, a true professional.
Afternoon Show Presenter
ABC Northern Tasmania
Hello Sally, I thoroughly enjoyed your message! I will look forward to reading your book! Today I am writing to tell you that I posted your fabulous interview on my website http://www.autismhwy.com We will hopefully improve the state of awareness over hear in the U.S. Thankyou for your BRILLIANT INSIGHT and ADVICE! It will help so many!
From: Kelly Green
Subject: wonderful T.V. appearance!
19 October 2011
I would like to recommend Sally Thibault, author and parent, without qualification as a speaker for your next event.
Sally was one of our key note speakers at the 2011 national Australian Guidance and Counseling Conference in Brisbane. Participants at this conference were school psychologists, counselors and guidance offices from across Australia.
Sally is the author of David’s Gift, and is a parent of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Sally spoke with passion, energy and conviction. She was able to take the audience on a moving journey as she openly spoke of the impact that ASD had on her family and clearly conveyed the rollercoaster of emotions at each stage of her journey.
She was articulate, personable and easily engaged her audience. Her presentation was creative, distinctive and professional. Feedback from the audience was very positive with 90% of participants evaluating her presentation in the high or very high category, with comments such as Sally was empowering, having a regular person with a story challenged the way I do my practice.
I would highly recommend Sally as a welcome addition to your next event.
I cried on the plane reading David’s Gift. Nearly finished. Great moments you shared and having your insight and your wisdom is real gift to me. The book has helped me immensely. Thank you Sally.
Toddlers to Teens TV Show
Reading Sally Thibault’s book ‘David’s Gift’, a great and ‘must’ read book for any mother/parent in today’s world!!! Thanks Sally for your wonderful writing.
Nikken Wellness Systems
My Husband and I attended your presentation in Victoria recently.
I wanted to write and let you know how wonderful we think you are and to thank you for sharing your journey. We learned so much from your presentation and you have inspired us to be better parents and to teach with love.
It has been such a daunting and emotional time for us all after our beautiful son was diagnosed with Asperger’s two years ago.
Not being sure of what we could expect for his future and how to help him was so heartbreaking.
Your story has helped us understand our son and what it would be like for him. We feel more confident now and have come away with a lot to think about and to put in place at home. You helped us realise that we can teach though his interests and that anything is possible.
We are now looking forward to the future and all the surprises our son will give us along the way.
Thank you so much Sally, we will be forever grateful.
Belinda and Darren, June 2012
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