Ever since Irabina was created in 1970 by a group of parents, we’ve understood the significant role that families play in the well-being of young people with Autism. We’ve created a series of programs and resources that are designed to assist family members and carers to maintain their own health and well-being, and to better support the children and young people in their care.
Are you a parent or carer struggling with tantrums, emotional regulation difficulties, non-compliance, difficulties with transitions and physical aggression?
Conducted either in-person or online over 11 sessions, this program provides you with the tools to better understand and identify your child’s behaviours as you work with a psychologist or behaviour analyst to formulate strategies you can use at home to reduce challenging behaviours and improve communication.
On completing the program, parents and carers feel better equipped to understand and support their child.
When Michelle Payne learned of her son, Oscar’s diagnosis she felt lost, alone and bereft. Reaching breaking point, she came to Irabina. Thankfully, we were able to help.
“I wasn’t coping. I didn’t know how to parent my son.”
Michelle shares her heartfelt story in this interview with our CEO, Deb Goldfinch. She tells us her journey from loneliness and loss to finally understanding success, and then beyond to how she started her own charity to support children and families affected by autism, Oscars100.