Kindred’s workshops have been practical and specific. The fact that the team are all parents with a disabled child themselves makes them a unique organisation. They create a culture of acceptance and acknowledgement, by sharing their experience with disability and valuing ours. It’s this sense of community that has helped me normalise and acknowledge the challenges. They are knowledgeable and connected and have helped connect me with other services.
Learn about our peer-led community helping children with disability and their families to thrive.
Kindred (formerly Reframing Disability) is a family-led, not-for-profit organisation that supports parents and caregivers raising children with disability, developmental delays or medical needs.
Our team is across best practice, evidence-based approaches to supporting children and their families. We also draw upon our lived experiences as parents and caregivers of children with disability, providing that extra level of expertise and support to others on a similar journey.
Through education, information and guidance from a community of people who’ve been there, we empower families to build the skills, confidence and knowledge that will see their child and family thrive.
Our free workshops and programs, evidence-based resources and uplifting community spaces help parents and caregivers navigate the everyday realities raising a child with disability. But perhaps more importantly, they help them see a future of full possibility for their child. And themselves.
Peer-led support offers unique benefits to families that complement and enhance the support they receive through health professionals, allied health professionals and educators.
When very young children are diagnosed with a disability, developmental delay or medical condition, families are immediately referred to specialist services in the therapy, health and education areas.
During this early period, families can become intensely focused on finding and engaging specialist services in an effort to maximise the benefit for their child. Many families look to increased therapy services and disability activities. They report feeling overwhelmed and isolated. It is important for families to know, their journey is not one they have to travel alone. And that with helpful guidance and support from families who have travelled a similar path, their family too can discover a future full of possibility.
Do you want to know more about how Kindred can support the families of the children that you support?
Schedule a time to speak to our CEO, Stacey Touma
Our team can present to your team/organisation, sharing our lived experience insights and how Kindred supports families
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