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Your child is so much more than a diagnosis!

At the age of 6, our second eldest son Joshua, was diagnosed with Autism. We were told he would likely not achieve much in life and that the best way to help him was to give him antipsychotic medication three times a day for the rest of his life. We said no. No to accepting a 'just surviving' life and no to the medication. We forged our own path, often alone. Having made a range of changes to his (and our families) lifestyle, many people are now suprised to learn that Josh was once diagnosed with Autism. 
(Read Josh's story here)

I see many parents who are lost when it comes to helping their child. Many who have tried multiple medications and things don't get better, and in fact, sometimes they can get worse. That's because often we are not supported in treating any cause of the autistic symptoms or making changes that will help our children overcome them.  There ARE changes that can be made which will fundamentally impact your son or daughters future for the better. The earlier you can make these changes, the better. In saying that, it's never too late to start!

I have a passion for helping people make the decisions that are right for them. I won't be the 'specialist' for your child, YOU will be. You will learn to recognise what does and doesn't work for your child, and what you can do to make a difference. Your child doesn’t have to just survive…they can thrive!

Josh and I shared a small portion of our story of overcoming his Autism challenges, with the lovely Meryl Dorey. My prayer is that if nothing else, it brings you HOPE

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"Accept the diagnosis. Reject the limitations"
Michele Gower

Lighthouse Family Support is a family-focused Mental Health and Wellbeing practice, based on the NSW Central Coast.

We provide a non-judgmental environment, operating from Christian values, and work with a strengths based and solutions-focused approach.

We believe that regardless of past or present circumstances, given the right support, everyone has the capacity to thrive.

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54 Hills Street
Gosford NSW 2250

02 4302 1915 

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