Family Support

Supporting our L4Life Families

Our team understand and appreciate that in order to achieve long-term positive and successful outcomes for a child, supporting and guiding their family/carers is an essential part of the picture.

That support can encompass policy, systemic and resource advocacy; assistance in navigating the NDIS, healthcare system and other avenues of service and support; or guiding families through the transition periods of childhood from the early years through to early adulthood.

Our Family Support Manager, Elizabeth Mannix, works with current Learning for Life families to provide a holistic approach in their Learning for Life Journey by offering guidance in navigating:

  • transitions into each learning stage: from home to kinder, to primary school, secondary school and beyond school;
  • assessment, diagnosis and early intervention options and how to access these;
  • the NDIS process, including:
    • accessing and seeking an initial NDIS plan
    • changes to an NDIS plan through change in circumstance
    • Plan reviews
    • Letters of support
  • carer support and resources
  • the myriad resources available for autistic and neurodivergent children and their families

Elizabeth also provides support to the L4Life clinical consultants, senior clinical staff and Allied Health team to provide holistic support options, information, resources, services and referrals to other services.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a social worker with a Certificate IV in Education Support. She has both personal and professional experiences and qualifications across a number of sectors, including:
  • Mental health
  • Care Teams for a variety of clients with disabilities 
  • Child Protection and out of home care in both NSW and VIC
  • Multidisciplinary Allied Health, Health, Mental Health and Education – School Kinder and Childcare when supporting Children and Young people in care as caseworker.
  • Navigating the complex family reunification, carer support arrangements and placements
  • Health Hospital and Community Health Settings
  • School setting as Education support and with wellbeing teams.
Current L4Life families will have access to Elizabeth's services on recommendaiton from their clinical team. 

Elizabeth also provides important resources, including events, via her blog.

Dates for your Diary

July 2024

Different Journeys Teen Events

A monthly meet up for autistic individuals & families.  In the Maroondah, Moonee Valley, Greensborough and Bendigo areas.


Association for Children with Disability workshops

Workshops and programs for parents 



Autism Friendly Events calendar



Envisage is a free program for parents raising children with developmental delay and disability from birth to 8.

The Envisage program will help you:

  • Get the most out of allied health therapy for your child
  • Support your child’s development
  • Help your family to thrive


Sensory Friendly Activities

Sensory movie screenings:

Social Stories – Melbourne Museum
Museum's Victoria

Aquarium Sensory Friendly Sunday

Upcoming dates

For more information, visit our resources page

Our Family Support Blog Posts

Family resources and activities

Find more of our resources and activities for families and children by visiting our Resources page.

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