MyTime reaches out in Proserpine
MEMBER numbers in the support program MyTime have literally doubled in the last year and on Sunday the group had its biggest turnout yet for a workshop in Proserpine.
This was a sign that facilitator Danielle Hutchen is filling a void in the community, reaching out a helping hand and saying “you are not alone”.
The MyTime initiative is funded by the Parenting Research Centre Program and is designed to support parents/carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or medical condition.
Sunday’s workshop at the Proserpine Community Centre was for parents, carers or teachers and aides of children with ASD.
At the workshop, Ms Hutchen was joined by Whitsunday area co-ordinator for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Damien Plackett, speech pathologist Bronwyn Sainsbury and St Catherine’s Prep teacher Emma Woodward, who discussed many behavioural situations and outcomes.
With plans for a fishing trip or night out, the MyTime group is hoping to attract more fathers or male carers.
To get involved contact the Cannonvale MyTime Facebook group.