Our Kids

There is no single scenario that leads to disabilities or special learning needs. Meet just a few of our kids…

Lili’s Story

Lili was born a healthy baby but contracted severe meningitis at 8 weeks. This caused significant brain damage resulting in a developmental delay. She made remarkable progress through her sheer determination to survive and achieve, assisted by her three years in STaR’s first affiliated childcare centre.
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Morgan’s Story

Morgan was born with Ullrich’s Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a rare type of muscular dystrophy. His physical disabilities mean accessibility will always be an issue for him and his family. Morgan was a STaR child for 3 years and demonstrated that disability is no barrier to learning. Read Morgan’s story…

Will’s Story

Will spent the first months of his life in an overseas orphanage, neglected and undernourished, and arrived in Australia when 6 months old, unable to play or grasp his adoptive mother’s finger. Although Will had other early intervention services, it was only once he joined the STaR program that he really began to shine.
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