Children with significant learning delays or disabilities need individualised therapy and family support to assist them in reaching their potential.

Due to individual circumstances, some families are not eligible to access government funding, or are not receiving the adequate funding they need, to meet their child’s therapy needs.  Kids Are Kids! was built on the principle that all children should have access to quality therapy and support to help them reach their full potential.

Kids Are Kids! Therapy and Education Centre is a not-for-profit organisation working with families to provide Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Clinical Psychology to children 0-18 with disabilities or developmental needs.

The Kids Are Kids! Therapy Scholarship Program was formed over a decade ago and it assists a number of families every year by providing much needed therapy to families who are most vulnerable. 

Lisa Hoffman, Executive Officer of Kids Are Kids! said the viability of the program into 2021 was uncertain until just recently. “After 11 years it would have been devastating to see the program not proceed, COVID-19 has impacted greatly on the level of financial support and fundraising we have been able to achieve this year and as a NFP organisation we rely greatly on that financial assistance”, she said.

Kids Are Kids! are excited to announce they can  support more families next year with thanks to major supporter Grant Thornton contributing $10,500 through their Foundation. “The Grant Thornton Foundation is delighted and humbled to be able to continue to support Kids are Kids!’ tremendous efforts in delivering therapy scholarships for families in need”, said Mitesh Ramji, Grant Thornton Foundation (Perth) Chair.

The program will also include two dedicated therapy scholarships for families living in small isolated, regional or remote WA, with thanks to a $5,000 grant received from Connellan Airways Trust. Executive Officer of Connellan Airways Trust, Jennifer Hackett, is proud to be supporting the program, “We know how challenging it is for isolated and remote families to access these vital services at the best of times. Connellan Airways Trust was pleased to provide a grant to Kids Are Kids! in support of these therapy scholarships in 2021”.

All sponsors are invited to join the allocation panel, and are able to really see what a difference the scholarships make to the lucky recipients. Applications open later this year, with Scholarships being awarded for use in 2021.

If you would like to support the 2021 Therapy Scholarship Program please call 9313 6566 or email info@kidsarekids.org.au



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