Our staff bring a range of experiences and knowledge. As a team and as carers, we are highly passionate about disability support and advocacy.
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Danni is our Occupational Therapist! Danni has always had a passion in paediatrics and working with children with special needs. She is driven by the potential in each child, and helping them realise their dreams. She believes in family-centred, individualised care and planning, aiding each family to maximise their children’s potential in every aspect of life. Danni has worked with a variety of children including those with Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, Developmental Delay, Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities and Neurological conditions. In therapy, she aims to develop a holistic treatment approach that includes the child’s individual needs and interests. She endeavours to implement innovative and creative therapy sessions and plans that maximise the child’s engagement to ensure therapy is as meaningful, fun and as effective as possible.
Danni graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2012 through The University of Sydney, and completed her Masters of Health Science (Developmental Disabilities) in July 2019 at The University of Sydney.
She has vast amounts of experience working with children and adolescents aged 0 till 25 years, having worked in a private clinic in Port Macquarie for the past 6.5 years, which specialised in providing assessments and practical intervention to children and youth with disabilities. She has lived experience of caring for and raising a child with a significant disability. Danni has co-raised her sister, Georgia (aged 22 with Down Syndrome, ASD (3), clinically non-verbal, profound intellectual disability just to name a few) for many years; attending therapy, implementing strategies, attending to her daily needs and juggling the role of being a big sister. She currently resides with her god-son, who too, has many physical and intellectual additional needs, supporting his parents in attending to his therapy and daily needs.
Therapy Assistant & Support Worker
Stu is our Therapy Assistant! & one of our Support Workers. He is passionate about supporting children and their families to implement their therapy plans and helping to ensure that each child’s individual therapy needs are met. Stu has a keen interest in supporting older children and adolescents to achieve their goals and to ensure that they are empowered to access the community and engage in their chosen social activities or special interest.
Stu completed a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistant (Occupational Therapy) in 2017 from NSW TAFE. Stu has worked with a variety of children and adolescents with Autism, Developmental Delay, Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities and Neurological conditions. In recent years, Stu has supported his wife, Danni and her family in caring for her sister, Georgia, providing regular community access, therapy support and ADL assistance to her. He too, currently resides with his god-son who also has many physical and intellectual additional needs, providing therapy support and care for.
Admin Officer & Support Worker
Emily is our Office Administrator! & one of our Support Workers. She is a mum to 2 children, one of whom has significant disabilities and additional needs, including cerebral palsy and Angelman Syndrome. Emily is a disability advocate and aims to improve the lives of parents and carers living with family members with additional needs. In 2019, she completed a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Emily has worked with a variety of children with Developmental Delay, Physical Disabilities and Intellectual Disabilities. Emily is also the friendly voice on the end of the line, so should you need any assistance in accessing our services or support at any time please don’t hesitate to call!
Dave is one of our Support Workers! He is a dad of 2 children, one of whom has significant disabilities and additional needs including cerebral palsy and Angelman Syndrome. Dave is passionate about supporting participants to access the community and participate in activities that they are interested in. He enjoys seeing those he’s working with achieve their goals and be supported to develop their skills and enhance their special interests. Dave has worked with a variety of children and adolescents with Autism, Developmental Delay, Physical Disabilities and Intellectual Disabilities.