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Shave for Autism

Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Kimmy Beamsley

$1,936 donated
Given by 52 generous donors in 8 weeks

Shave with me or donate!! I'm raising money for McKenzie Centre, an early intervention centre for childhood disabilities

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I have two boys, Leo 3 and Shaun 2. My son Leo has severe autism and ADHD and is currently non-verbal. We started going to McKenzie Centre, an early intervention centre for children with disabilities in April 2019 and have been heavily supported by them since. McKenzie Centre was the first place I took Leo where I could finally relax because we didn't stand out. We were at home.

Each week we have a session with our own early intervention specialist and when needed, there are a variety of other specialists available at the centre at different times, including speech language therapists, occupational therapists, assistive technology specialists, a pediatric physiotherapist, a social worker and psychologist.

They also employ parents who used to attend McKenzie Centre and train them as peer workers/Tuakana to support new and existing families by sharing their own experiences from being parents of their own children with disabilities.

McKenzie Centre frequently gives parents opportunities to expand their knowledge by holding free workshops and seminars- often held by their Tuakana. Sometimes via zoom and sometimes at McKenzie Centre itself, often providing childcare. Super convenient!

They will come to appointments with you, attend school visits, write referrals they deem necessary and do home visits. The staff really do go above and beyond.

McKenzie Centre is a non-profit organisation and donations play a huge role in the way they operate, so lets donate or shave and show them our appreciation!!

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The funds raised will all go to McKenzie Centre.

Here is the Facebook event if you choose to shave with me

Latest update

Stay updated!  15 December 2020

Posted by: Kimmy Beamsley

Hey guys!

Thank you so much again for your generous donations and your support. Remember to follow the event on Facebook to stay updated!

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