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Kids are the heart and soul of Kids Like Us!

We are an organisation that is built by and for twice-exceptional (2e) children, providing all the help and support we can. We’re also always looking into new ways that we can do this – so watch this space to see what we can find and learn!

Twice-exceptional young people are fantastic, and we believe this with absolute certainty. These children are dreamers, risk takers, entrepreneurs and social changers. Without these people, society would be a very boring place to live!

Due to their different thinking and learning styles, 2e young people can find themselves marginalised and treated as slow and uncooperative. Nothing could be further from the truth. With adjustments to suit their needs, 2e children can be the brightest sparks you can find, with high quality work and fascinating insights.

Talking to the children at Kids Like Us, they feel safe, respected and important, as well as being certain that they feel listened to. This is something they often lack, and something we make sure to offer them.

When asked about what they like about coming to Kids Like Us the children will give you a range of answers – everything from getting help with how they learn to spending time with Bootes and Elsa, our therapy dogs! One of the most frequent and most important comments that we hear is that they enjoy coming to us to meet with other ‘kids like us’, having an opportunity to see that they’re not alone.

During a survey of people using KLU services, 100% of all parents and carers surveyed found that through working with Kids Like Us, they had noticed an improvement in their child’s wellbeing, as well as how much more effective their child was at dealing with their challenges.

These parents and carers were all positive about Kids Like Us’ care and attention, and felt confident in referring friends or relatives, and about returning if they needed help again.

As an exercise, we asked the children at Kids Like Us to complete a sentence for us to tell us a little about what made Kids Like Us important to them. What we got back was a wave of positive feedback, and you can see some of this below.

These testimonials come directly from ‘kids like us’, and are in their own undoctored words.

‘The really big thing I like about Kids Like Us is:

       • its a growing community that treats its staff students and cliants they way they need and want’;

       • everyone is there to support you and help you to the best of their ability’;

       • the teachers’;

       • Bootes, Elsa and friends’;

       • Everything!’

  • Thank you for listening to our dreams and making them a reality. Theres no words to say how thankful we are.

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  • Thankyou for helping me with my words and spelling. I have had a lot of fun.  

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  • Thankyou for believing in me and for listening to me so often for so long. Thanks for having the drive to bring KLU into reality and for giving such a wonderful job. Looking forward to next year.

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  • Thank you for all the extra effort you put in. The emails, MSN, the various uni and course stuff you find for me, the extra lengths you go to, to ensure a quality future for me are very much appreciated.

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  • Thank you so much for all your hard work in helping me get through my VCE this year. Without your help particularly for Australian History, there is no way I could have come out of that last exam feeling satisfied with all the work I have put in this year.

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  • Thanks for teaching me not be a 7 year stand at some stuff. You have taught me to be courageous and to face my fears but most importantly you are my friend.

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  • Thank you for listening to our dreams and making them a reality. Theres no words to say how thankful we are.

    Author image
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  • Thankyou for helping me with my words and spelling. I have had a lot of fun.  

    Author image
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  • Thankyou for believing in me and for listening to me so often for so long. Thanks for having the drive to bring KLU into reality and for giving such a wonderful job. Looking forward to next year.

    Author image
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  • Thank you for all the extra effort you put in. The emails, MSN, the various uni and course stuff you find for me, the extra lengths you go to, to ensure a quality future for me are very much appreciated.

    Author image
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  • Thank you so much for all your hard work in helping me get through my VCE this year. Without your help particularly for Australian History, there is no way I could have come out of that last exam feeling satisfied with all the work I have put in this year.

    Author image
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  • Thanks for teaching me not be a 7 year stand at some stuff. You have taught me to be courageous and to face my fears but most importantly you are my friend.

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