Melinda Spencer

Mel is helping to empower people with autism and support for their families and carers.

Local Champion

Mel has been working with Maroondah City Council to design and implement Pathways for Carers, a peer support program that addresses the needs of carers and those they are caring for. 

Mel is also the co-founder and president of Different Journeys, which supports autistic teens and autistic adults and their families. Their mission is to empower autistic people by providing them with a social platform that fosters an environment for them to create positive connections, feeling of inclusion, and linking families with services and support.