About us

Our story

We not only dream of a world of respect, acceptance, and empowerment for all children and their families. We’re creating it.

Kindred is an uplifting, supportive, and educational space for families with children with a developmental delay or disability and medical needs. It’s a community made by families, for families.

And as families of children with disability, we’ve felt all the emotions you’re feeling now. So whether you’re just starting out on your journey, or you’re at a point of transition in your child’s life, know that we get it. And we’ve got you.

  

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Every family journey is unique and full of beautiful unknowns. And no journey needs to be travelled alone.

Our team is across best practice, evidence-based approaches to supporting children with disability. Our free programs, reliable resources and incredible bunch of like-minded families can help you better understand what it means to have a child with disability or medical need – in all its joys and challenges.

We’re here to help you navigate the health, childcare and school systems, access available support, link up with other families on their own unique path, celebrate the wins and talk through every late-night question and worry. Trust us, we’ve had all those too.

We’re passionate about all children and families living their best lives and discovering a future full of possibility.

Let our experience guide you.  

Our purpose

Families with young children with a developmental delay or disability have the support they need early in their journey to create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to their child and family.

I just wanted to thankyou for what you are doing. It was wonderful to come across a page that is so positive! I get so overwhelmed and depressed with so many groups but this one has really helped and encouraged me. Thank you.

Guiding principles

We are led by families and value the power of peer support.

We believe in a strength-based, evidence-informed approach.

We believe in the beauty and capability of each child.

We respect and uphold the rights and dignity of all people.

We believe all families are capable and have the right of self-determination.

We believe in inclusion and promote a sense of belonging.

A word from our community

“This is my protected timeslot. It is saved in my calendar and my partner knows that this is a non-negotiable for me. I have learnt so much from everyone in the group and I love being able to share and help other parents.” 

I just wanted to thankyou for what you are doing. It was wonderful to come across a page that is so positive! I get so overwhelmed and depressed with so many groups but this one has really helped and encouraged me. Thank you.

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