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Please help us help children like Caleb and his family

Your donation will support our range of services to assist children and families with additional needs towards brighter futures. With your help, we can continue to give each child every opportunity.

When Caleb was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome at two years old, his parents Yumi and Craig were committed to finding early education and therapy services to give him the best start to life. But getting all the help your child needs in one place is not easy, especially when they have complex needs.

Williams Syndrome is a developmental disorder. Caleb’s condition includes anxiety, a speech delay, learning difficulties, spatial awareness issues, lack of impulse control and difficulty assessing risks. To ensure Caleb’s safety, he needs educators and therapists with special skills, experience and knowledge. Yumi and Craig faced the unsustainable challenge of coordinating and paying for external therapists to visit their previous child care centre to support educators with Caleb. Eventually, Yumi turned to an online support group, where several families recommended The Infants’ Home for Caleb and his little brother, Micah.

Coming to The Infants’ Home was a turning point for the family. Our onsite speech and occupational therapists work alongside Caleb, his family, educators and external therapists to help him achieve his developmental goals – all on one site. The team have helped Caleb overcome anxiety and gain greater independence and inclusion during meal times. He now uses the bathroom by himself and participates in group music and movement activities to support his learning, development and school readiness; achievements that have boosted Yumi and Craig’s confidence in Caleb’s future.

The next big step for Caleb will be starting primary school in 2020 and he will be participating in our Transition to School program to support this journey in 2019. Yumi and Craig feel hopeful and supported in the knowledge that Caleb is becoming a confident, sociable and capable young man.

With your support, we can continue to provide a range of education and therapy services under one roof for families struggling with their children’s complex needs.

How your donation can help

Inclusive support

$50 Provides inclusive music, movement and therapy services to children like Caleb as part of their childcare activities.

Home Support for a Family/Family Support

$150 Enables our social workers to go out and visit families, to chat about local health services and provide advice in the comfort of their own home

Help a Child Start School

$500 Helps facilitate a meeting between families like Caleb’s, a social worker, educator and therapist to meet with the school and family, to help them prepare for a successful transition to school.

How you can donate

There are many ways you can make a donation:

  • You can make either a one-off or recurring (e.g. monthly) donation through our website
  • You can write a cheque to The Infants’ Home and post it to us at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield NSW 2131
  • You can donate via credit card over the phone on this number (02) 9799-4844

Donations over $2 are tax deductible. The Infants’ Home is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

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