Carol Mestern is one of the most amazing speech and language therapists I know. Her family centred approach really helped me in continuing therapy at home. Together we helped Kai develop his auditory, speech and language skills. Kai started therapy with Carol in 2011 and graduated in 2016! She also assisted me with my niece who needed therapy in 2015. She is absolutely amazing - she introduced me to parent advocacy!
Natalie Buttress has been looking after my son's hearing since 2013. A referral from a acquitance in the States, I never expected her to take my son on as a pro-bono client in 2013. She has been absolutely amazing in guiding me as a parent while monitoring Kai's hearing. In 2015 she also assisted my dad with his progressive hearing loss, fitting him with better suited hearing aids, donated by one of her clients.
I am so grateful for the guidance and support received from the Psychologist at the Neurodiversity Centre. Helping me better understand my own challenges as well as my son's while embracing our neurodiversity as autistic individuals and acknowledging that our norm may not always be understood by others. We live an evolutionary life outside the box of conventional norms and standards.
In 2016, I enquired about a personal FM system for my son. They then rocked our world by DONATING a brand new pair of hearing aids to Kai, which was more compatible with the latest FM technology! His first pair of hearing aids was also a donation from Widex in 2013 before he went to mainstream school. Their generosity has been unbelievable!