Colleen Armstrong has worked with children for 26 years. She started her career after training in childcare and become coordinator of a daycare center In Perth Western Australia. She and her husband have been married for 23 years and they have two children 16 and 18 years old. When they started school, she changed jobs to work as an education assistant in Albany Western Australia. After working in the school environment for a few years in Kindy and Pre-Primary, she was given the job of working with three young boys in a mainstream year 1 class. She did not know a lot about autism at the time and had only attended a few in-service sessions. One of the parents had employed a Social Trainer to attend the school and work with her son. This lady was amazing and she learned a lot watching her. When her family moved to Perth six years ago she started working as an Education Assistant at Seton Catholic College. Proudly Productive took two years to plan and acquire insurances for, now they are growing every week and Colleen hopes to open a second one next year in a different suburb.