Advocacy at Schools 

We were invited to run a discussion about autism and ADHD, with a group of 42, year 4 students at Christ The King School.

What a positive experience! The students were so open, engaged and asking so many questions. We discussed the challenges and the positives of both diagnoses and discussed how we could help people when they are feeling overwhelmed instead of judging and bullying.

Some comments from the students after were…
“I didn’t know people with autism thought just like us”
“So when my ears hurt from a [screaching] noise, that’s just how my brain works?”

We completed a whole class “my skills circle” and they were all so intrigued, seeing their strengths, challenges and how they were all so different in how they perceive the world.

It was such a humbling experience and I hope we can advocate for more of our clients this way. The more kids know and understand, the more accepting and supportive they can be to their peers with difficulties and disabilities.

RCOT Parent Community

Polish If you are one of our parents we welcome you to join our private Facebook page. A safe space for RCOT families to share information and have discussions between one another. We encourage a respectful and friendly community, offering help where needed.

Polished Man Campaign

Every year RCOT support the Polished Man Campaign in October. You will notice that our staff will have all or just 1 finger nail painted.

The Polished Man campaign encourages everyone to take a stand and actively commit to helping end violence against children, by painting one nail for the month of October. By representing this harrowing statistic, that one painted nail can start a conversation, which raises awareness and funds to ensure no childhood is lost to violence.

Laps For Life

Reid raised over $1,000 for laps for life 2023! Swimming 10.25km (410 laps).

Did you know suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia? That means that each year more young people die by suicide than in car accidents or from cancer. 

March 2023, Reid is swimming to make sure young people in Australia have the mental health support they urgently need. By sponsoring Reid’s challenge, you’ll be helping to prevent youth suicide, and supporting his own mental health, by pushing him to exercise. 

All funds raised will help young people feel better about today and the future, no matter what challenged they’re facing. It’s everything hat RCOT stands for!