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Kristy Forbes



Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Psychology


La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma of Education

(Middle Years Specialisation)

Primary and Secondary teaching


La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts- Politics and Culture, Sociology,

Literature Film and Art


Further Training and Accreditation:

Victorian Institute of Teaching

Primary and Secondary Teacher (Middle Years Specialist)


Australian Childhood Foundation

Understanding and responding to young children who have experienced abuse and related trauma

Uniting Care Connections

Early Childhood masterclass: Anxiety in Children

Mindful: Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health- University of Melbourne 

Tuning in to kids facilitator


As a parent to four; all at varying ages, stages and abilities, Kristy has an abundance of emotional, practical and lived experience both working with and raising children who are neurodivergent, specifically autistic.

She has an extensive background in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, Primary and Secondary Teaching and working as an Early Childhood behavioural and family specialist.

She has been published on various topics pertaining to parenthood and children.

Kristy is passionate about radical acceptance-assisting others to find the courage and humility to totally accept, understand and celebrate ourselves, our neurologies and others as we are, without the need or intention to fix, change or cure-particularly in regard to children.

Her greatest joy is when families are in tune with each other and regain their joy after periods of strained hope and happiness.

Diagnosed as autistic at age 33 herself, today she is committed to empowering, supporting, educating and advocating for:


  • children and adults on the autism spectrum with or without a PDA expression (Pathological demand avoidance)

  • neurodivergent children experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural challenges

  • families of children with a diagnosis, difference or challenge associated with neurodivergence

  • educators and professionals supporting and caring for children and families with diverse support requirements 

She does this by designing support packages, training and workshops, speaking engagements, online consultations, action plans and online courses; all for delivery by inTune Pathways, catering for families and professionals both within Australia and internationally.​