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  • Three teenage girls sit at a park table smiling.

    Supporting my teenage girls

    Isn’t it funny how you can raise two children just the same and yet they end up like chalk and cheese? Abigail is 15 and has autism, intellectual disability and ADHD. She’s a feisty, headstrong girl and when she has an opinion about something it can feel like it’s her way or the highway! We […]

    02 June 2022

  • A mother, son and daughter sit on a sofa.

    Navigating NDIS in rural Victoria

    My son Noah’s got a big personality. He loves dancing, singing and water play. He also loves the Wiggles and was very upset when Emma left! Noah also has an intellectual disability, epilepsy, autism level 2-3, ADHD, low tone hypotonia and sleeping issues.  In the eight years since Noah was born, I’ve learnt a lot […]

    02 June 2022

  • How I prepared and transiti­­­oned my son to Prep

    It’s halfway through the school year and my son Yusuf is loving Prep. Although he’s non-verbal, he’s making happy grunting noises when it’s time for school. He really seems to feel safe and so full of joy. We’ve been getting compliments like this about Yusuf from all of his therapists and teachers, who say how […]

    01 June 2022