Spectrum Support is an Australian Charity dedicated to those living with or caring for a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are a community-based charity for all ages.
Maintaining your resilience and wellbeing as a tired parent. is no easy task. According to Kathrine Peereboom, one of the biggest challenges for parents in this
Kathrine Peereboom is a world-leading disability and vulnerable persons advocate and founder of Spectrum Support. Spectrum Support provides education and training to law enforcement and
“Nothing in life can prepare you for the joy of becoming a parent. My husband and I have three boys aged eight, seven and six.
Speak to any parent who has applied, let alone repeatedly reapplied for NDIS funding for their child – and their hearts will start pounding just as the
For Kathrine Peereboom, life is “quite hectic”. As a mother of three autistic nonverbal boys under the age of ten, Kathrine and her husband’s day starts
Raising three children who are severely autistic comes with countless and ever-changing challenges. However there is one thing keeps Kathrine Peereboom awake at night –
If someone asked you, “What is autism?” would you be able to give an accurate description? Most people have heard of autism or are familiar with the
“If the government can’t provide support for all Australian’s equally… I believe they need to step down,” Kathrine says. “There are nearly four and a
Last week, my eight-year-old son had his first dental appointment under a general anaesthetic. Deep down I knew he would be absolutely fine, but I was still utterly
Daily Mail Feature: Frightened and forgotten: Mother of three autistic boys says lockdown has left many families like hers ‘crumbling’
When life becomes overwhelming for one of her three profoundly autistic sons, Kathrine Peereboom’s go-to plan is a drive to the local park. The familiar
Leading Allied Health And Disability Care Provider Partners With Australian Charity To Offer Specialised Training In Autism
To mark World Autism Month, award-winning, national allied health provider, Physio Inq, has partnered with Australian charity, Spectrum Support, to deploy its expertise and specialised
One thing that we always make a priority is communication. The good, bad, awesome and frightening! For our relationship, everything stems from our partnership being
The autism advocate and founder of Spectrum Support believes that special needs children should run to an alternate school term. “My boys love going to school. They
“If there was even the remote possibility of shifting the school year for special needs kids by a few weeks or a month, I believe
Peereboom has similar sentiments about raising her three boys, who all are diagnosed with level three — the highest diagnostic level — which requires very
My nephew is going through the “terrible twos” (or is it actually terrible threes?), if you could call them that – so far, it’s not
Still looking for Christmas gifts for your kids? Or maybe your waiting for the Boxing Day sales to stock up for birthdays throughout the year?
Sia continues to defend her decision to cast Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler as an autistic teen in her feature film Music, despite copping a large amount of
As a parent to children with high additional needs, it can be a roller coaster of emotions. It’s beautiful, overwhelming, terrifying, and rewarding all at
With one in 70 people with autism, most people know children with autistic, whether they be friends of their children, family members, neighbours – and
With Christmas fast approaching and parents already being whipped into a frenzy over what presents to buy their kids – another issue emerging is for people buying gifts for kids, teens and adults on
Kathrine remembers a Christmas party last year that was particularly difficult. “We walked into the room and the music was blaring and the lights were
“My 4yo son was discriminated against at an enrolment interview with the principal.” A minute and a half. That’s the time it took Queensland mum
Multi-award winning Kathrine Peereboom is celebrated as the world’s most innovative woman of the year! The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives,
Supporting local business has always been a priority for Kathrine Peereboom and throughout 2020 she has witnessed the collapse of many essential services for her
Trampoline therapy provides emotional regulation, core strength development and increases muscle tone. It enhances gross motor skills, balance and co-ordination. It provides social interactions and
Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand – Gold Stevie Winner Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –
Kathrine Peereboom is one of the country’s leading autism experts and advocates and she is calling on families with loved ones with autism to focus on mental
As unemployment continues to rise there is a growing need for people to transition into a carers role. Working with our countries most vulnerable can
One in 70 people in Australia have Autism Spectrum Disorder. In the United States, the number increases to 1 in 54.
Category winner, Kathrine Peereboom, Angels Among Us presented by St Hilda’s School, Gold Coast. Thank you so much for the recognition and honour. I am inspired
Founder Kathrine Peereboom is announced as a finalist in the Harvey Norman Gold Coast Women of the Year Award for 2020
Thank you to the Daily Mail for this raw article on the challenges of isolation, lockdowns and Covid-19 for individuals on the spectrum and their
One hour per week on a Tuesday really isn’t a viable option for many on the spectrum and their families and carers.
Danica De Giorgio & Kathrine Peereboom discussing the challenges of home schooling and social distancing for people on the spectrum.
Working from home with school aged children? Here are 5 tips from Kathrine Peereboom that might help with balancing the day.
With the complexities of our world right now, it can be overwhelming for individuals on the spectrum and those who care for them. Autism and social
Dee Dee Dunleavy & Kathrine discuss the impact of job losses with industry collapses and great need to support the recently unemployed and skilled workers
Sky National News interview following the Autism & Law Enforcement training announcement
A wonderful news article promoting the fundraising event The Great Weekender. A three day motorcycle ride that will see riders partaking in a spectacular fun-filled ‘two wheeled’ adventure from the Opera House, across county to the outback hills of the Hunter Valley and back into Sydney via the ocean