Nine News Feature: Mum’s Mission to Train First Responders

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 – the thought of her boys existing in the world as adults. What will happen to them then?

Kathrine, 43, and husband Stephen, 52, are devoted parents to Oliver, eight, Joshua, seven, and Tyler, six.

“All three of my boys are still in nappies, two are completely non-verbal and I’m not sure that will change in the future,” she explains. “What happens if Stephen and I die tomorrow. What happens to my babies?”

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