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  • Mum is sitting with her two children at the park. Both have cerebral palsy and are sitting on her knee.

    I wish I’d known…

    As a nurse and a mother, I learned quickly that I had both medical intuition and mother’s intuition. Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m the mum of three boys. My twins, Xavier and Alex, are six and they have cerebral palsy. My older son, Elliot, is nine. I’m a mental health nurse, so when my twin […]

    06 October 2022

  • 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