My Time Macarthur, Minto, Narellan and Campbelltown Region

Raising a Child with a Disability Can be Challenging

Raising a Child with a Disability
Can be Challenging

My Time Macarthur Minto, Narellan And Campbelltown Region - Disability Macarthur

Parents and carers often feel isolated, overwhelmed and challenged when raising a child with a disability. But add to this the challenge of navigating the NDIS and health care systems and many are often left feeling like there’s no one to turn to. But there is hope.

MyTime Macarthur hosts groups for parents and carers of children with disabilities. These groups are all inclusive and provide a safe space to socialise, connect with peers for support, stay up-to-date with parenting and NDIS information, learn new skills, and take time out for self-care.

Parents and carers often feel isolated, overwhelmed and challenged when raising a child with a disability.

But add to this the challenge of navigating the NDIS and health care systems and many are often left feeling like there’s no one to turn to. But there is hope.

MyTime Macarthur hosts groups for parents and carers of children with disabilities.

These groups are all inclusive and provide a safe space to socialise, connect with peers for support, stay up-to-date with parenting and NDIS information, learn new skills, and take time out for self-care.

You Are Not Alone…

My Time Macarthur groups are open to parents and carers of children with a diagnosed disability. Our members are from many different backgrounds, and each has children with individual needs. The MyTime groups at Disability Macarthur are all-inclusive, meaning parents are not separated by disability challenges, and we even provide babysitting, if needed. The following is a summary of the MyTime client:
My Time Macarthur groups are open to parents and carers of children with a diagnosed disability.

Our members are from many different backgrounds, and each has children with individual needs.

The MyTime groups at Disability Macarthur are all-inclusive, meaning parents are not separated by disability challenges, and we even provide babysitting, if needed. The following is a summary of the MyTime client:

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Parents of children who are 0 to 18 years of age with disabilities
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Must have diagnosed disability
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Parents who desire personal time but have no access to childcare; you can bring your preschool child and we provide babysitting

Find Peer Support and
Make New Friends…

Parents of children with disabilities need support. Some parents feel like they cannot work as taking care of their child is a full time job, which leads to feelings of isolation and a craving to interact with people who understand. To make things more complicated, parents must learn to navigate the Australian governmental systems along with the nuances of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS.

This is where MyTime can help you. Once you receive the diagnosis, what do you do next? Here, you can learn to manage the NDIS system and services for your child, so they have the best start in life. Many parents utilise our services for benefits such as:

Parents share ideas about parenting and NDIS and what works for them
MyTime groups are an excellent social avenue for parents of children with disabilities
Find support and learn to help children with challenging behaviors
Connect with other parents with similar needs

Find Peer Support and Make New Friends…

Find Peer Support and
Make New Friends…

Parents of children with disabilities need support. Some parents feel like they cannot work as taking care of their child is a full time job, which leads to feelings of isolation and a craving to interact with people who understand.

To make things more complicated, parents must learn to navigate the Australian governmental systems along with the nuances of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS.

This is where MyTime can help you. Once you receive the diagnosis, what do you do next?

Here, you can learn to manage the NDIS system and services for your child, so they have the best start in life. Many parents utilise our services for benefits such as:

Parents share ideas about parenting and NDIS and what works for them
MyTime groups are an excellent social avenue for parents of children with disabilities
Find support and learn to help children with challenging behaviors
Connect with other parents with similar needs
My Time-Disability Macarthur

Free to Join with Flexibility to Meet Your Schedule…

Firstly, MyTime Macarthur is free. The groups are free to join and will not affect your NDIS funding. Our groups are organised in one 2-hour session, once each week for eight weeks, or every session. You can come as often as you like.

Peer support is the main motivator for most parents to join MyTime. Parents connect with each other and learn from each other. Many people are happy to find others in similar situations and they learn they are not alone. This leads to less isolation and more feelings of connectedness, which benefits both the parents and the child.

We are organised to help facilitate connections. Our goal is to provide space for people to connect and become their own peer support group. Join the coffee and tea “Catch-ups” to connect with other parents, feel understood, and know you are supported. Disability Macarthur has connections with a network of small businesses around Melbourne and each week we strive to pick a café where we can support local, small businesses. This is an opportunity to connect with other parents, and to connect with your community, as well.

We also provide informational sessions that greatly benefit parents that can help them in a variety of topics. Topics and informational lectures are held by our experienced facilitators or we may invite a guest speaker. And even better, we discuss topics in the first session, then choose the upcoming topics based on the parents’ input. This ensures parents learn what they need to and we aren’t wasting anyone’s time.

Lastly, you will enjoy outings and self-care sessions, which may include receiving a facial, taking a yoga class, or other forms of self-care and pampering. The goal is to remember to take time for your physical and mental health, because being healthy allows you to be a better carer.

Free to Join with Flexibility to Meet Your Schedule…

Free to Join with Flexibility
to Meet Your Schedule…

Firstly, MyTime Macarthur is free. The groups are free to join and will not affect your NDIS funding. Our groups are organised in one 2-hour session, once each week for eight weeks, or every session. You can come as often as you like.

Peer support is the main motivator for most parents to join MyTime. Parents connect with each other and learn from each other. Many people are happy to find others in similar situations and they learn they are not alone. This leads to less isolation and more feelings of connectedness, which benefits both the parents and the child.

We are organised to help facilitate connections. Our goal is to provide space for people to connect and become their own peer support group.

Join the coffee and tea “Catch-ups” to connect with other parents, feel understood, and know you are supported.

Disability Macarthur has connections with a network of small businesses around Melbourne and each week we strive to pick a café where we can support local, small businesses. This is an opportunity to connect with other parents, and to connect with your community, as well.

We also provide informational sessions that greatly benefit parents that can help them in a variety of topics.

Topics and informational lectures are held by our experienced facilitators or we may invite a guest speaker.

And even better, we discuss topics in the first session, then choose the upcoming topics based on the parents’ input. This ensures parents learn what they need to and we aren’t wasting anyone’s time.

Lastly, you will enjoy outings and self-care sessions, which may include receiving a facial, taking a yoga class, or other forms of self-care and pampering.

The goal is to remember to take time for your physical and mental health, because being healthy allows you to be a better carer.

Summary of MyTime:

We have one, 2-hour session, once a week for 8 weeks
Join the free morning tea outing at the beginning of each term
Our location will rotate, as we try to support small businesses
3 Information sessions will be included each term, each with a different topic
Enjoy 3 coffee catch-up sessions per term, along with 1 Outing and 1 Self-Care

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How To Choose The Right Support Service For You And Your Family

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Disability Macarthur will charge the published NDIS rates from the NDIS price guide.

Do Parents and Carers Truly Benefit with These Programs?

Some of the most prominent feedback we get is from parents who learn they are not alone, thanks to connecting with others. Nobody should feel alone, that’s why we facilitate connections, and enjoy it when parents interact and learn from each other. You can also feel safe knowing that experienced babysitters will take care of your child and be with them so are free to enjoy your time.

Our groups are small with no more than 12 members. We want to ensure that parents will not feel overwhelmed or experience social anxiety from too many people. Our groups are also flexible, with no long-term commitments. We know life happens and parents often have their own concerns at home that they need to tend to.

Facilitators are there to make introductions and to help parents feel at ease. You will find our groups are inclusive with no need for cliques. But if you feel awkward or anxious, because of being isolated due to covid or other personal concerns, we have a Facebook page that many use as a soft-entry. Here, you can become familiar with other members before you come in person.

Some of the most prominent feedback we get is from parents who learn they are not alone, thanks to connecting with others. Nobody should feel alone, that’s why we facilitate connections, and enjoy it when parents interact and learn from each other.

You can also feel safe knowing that experienced babysitters will take care of your child and be with them so are free to enjoy your time.

Our groups are small with no more than 12 members. We want to ensure that parents will not feel overwhelmed or experience social anxiety from too many people.

Our groups are also flexible, with no long-term commitments. We know life happens and parents often have their own concerns at home that they need to tend to.

Facilitators are there to make introductions and to help parents feel at ease. You will find our groups are inclusive with no need for cliques.

But if you feel awkward or anxious, because of being isolated due to covid or other personal concerns, we have a Facebook page that many use as a soft-entry. Here, you can become familiar with other members before you come in person.

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How to Apply

We encourage parents who are interested to give us a call and let us know you would like to come. We will send you a flyer so you can simply come to the group; there is no need to fill out a form, first. Once you come, you can make the decision if you would like to join, and we can provide the registration form at that time. We hope you give this program a chance, because your health is worth it.

How to Apply

MyTime - Disability Macarthur
We encourage parents who are interested to give us a call and let us know you would like to come.

We will send you a flyer so you can simply come to the group; there is no need to fill out a form, first.

Once you come, you can make the decision if you would like to join, and we can provide the registration form at that time. We hope you give this program a chance, because your health is worth it.

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