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Message Board

Hear what the community is saying about All Abilities Mackay:

Being a parent of a child with a disability, she certainly is in prime position to experience where there is a lacking in support services within our community, and have seen Bec in action first-hand to resolve these issues which include social inclusion and family friendly activities where families can connect for social & emotional support. George Christensen MP

Council supports All Abilities Mackay and recognises the important role it plays in providing assistance to children with disabilities and their families in our community. – Cr Deirdre Comerford

The group identifies gaps in the services currently provided and provides solutions for members. It is not designed to circumvent current funding avenues. I have no hesitation in providing my support for All Abilities Mackay. - Tim Mulherin MP

On behalf of the staff and students at Mackay District Special School, I would like to thank All Abilities Mackay for nominating our school to particpate in the Music Therapy Program.  Students from Prep to Year 12 have all been involved.  It has been delightful to see the rapport that has developed between the students and Tania. The staff and students have shared so many amazing stories of how students have engaged in the program at differnet levels. Once again, many thanks from the whole school community. - Heather, Head of Curriculum - Mackay District Special School

I am very proud and I have doubt all the members of Port of Mackay Rotary Club are also proud to have supported you in your time of need. Just reading all the things you were able to do is amazing and very appreciated by the community you serve.  You have shown us in a very professional way how your programs can and do help this diverse community.  - Zac Zarzecki (Past President of Port of Mackay Rotary)

The establishment of this toy library would meet an unmet need in this Region. Items are most often costly and difficult to determine whether they will be suitable without a substantial trial period. This toy library would enable parents to assess the suitability of an item without the cost burden of purchase, and would also enable the provision of a range of play and leisure items for a wider target audience from birth through to adulthood. – Sian Neubecker, Paediatric Occupational Therapist

I would like to Thank and commend the group for their commitment to ensuring children and families with special needs are included in the community and enjoying a quality of life that would be much diminished without these activities. – RR - Parent

I have heard of other towns that have a Special Needs Toy Library in place and have often thought of how amazing that would be and extremely helpful for my son, it now excites me to hear that this is one of the things All Abilities Mackay plan to have up and running. – KB – Parent

Without this support I imagine it would have made a stressful situation more difficult. – EB – Parent

She seems to be linked in with many different bodies and is a great source of information. She is very eager to help the families of people with disabilities and I have many instances where she has helped me and my family. – DK - Parent

WOW - Thank you All Abilities Mackay.  What did we all do before you existed???  The shower chair is VERY much appreciated!!! Can't beleve there are so many conditions/restrictions on the standard funding supports which make helping people with special needs extra difficult.  All Abilities Mackay Inc is an amazing charity working tirelessly towards positive outcomes for the most special people in our community.  Thank you thank you thank you!! - TB - Parent

Fabulous to see people that see a problem and fix it - innovators and visionaries. - KH - Parent