Travis is unstoppable in his determination and drive to empower people all over the world in embracing autism. In 2013, Travis established an online fundraising platform called Run4Autism that enabled people to raise more than 150 thousand dollars for 11 autism organisations in Australia. During that year he ran 12 marathons in 12 months including more than 100 miles in a 24 hour event.
Travis has taught all over the world including in Singapore, England, Australia and New Zealand and has an established career in welfare and behaviour management in schools. He has been a finalist for Northern Territory teacher of the year. In recent years Travis has worked one on one with his son and other young autistic students. He was a finalist in the South Australian achievement awards in the carers category in 2013.
He is a respected blogger through the School of the Road facebook site and has delivered passionate speeches about changing the narrative around autism to large audiences in Australia and the USA.
Fiona is a born storyteller and has worked in the media across Australia and overseas for more than 20 years. Fiona has won awards for her work, behind and in front of the microphone, including the NT Media Law award for coverage of the Falconio Trial (providing close to 400 radio interviews around the world) and recognition for outstanding online coverage of the Apology to the Stolen Generations. For the past five years Fiona has coached and trained broadcasters and content makers to produce quality content for their audience.
Patch is a super eight year old who loves music, movement, being outdoors and going on adventures. His energy and ability to connect with people is infectious. Patch is working hard to learn a number of different ways to communicate including through spelling and typing. In 2016 he cycled toured 5600 kms across America with his mum and dad and recently completed a 56 km walk in South Australia (Yurrebilla trail) in sections over 3 months.