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spend time with their neurokin in a safe environment

TEC, Our Story and How We Got Started

TEC, Our Story and How We Got Started
TEC was created by Brisbane Mum, Sarah Nelson when she recognised a gap in services for her autistic children.

There was nowhere for her children to go to spend time with t
heir neurokin in a safe environment that wasn’t designed to change them or teach neurotypical social skills.

She started small, taking her autistic teenage boys, with some other boys, to a national park in her SUV and letting them interact with each other and nature, on their terms. They built cubbies, skimmed rocks and cooked their lunch on the bbq. It was a special kind of magic to witness these kids who were so socially isolated in mainstream schools and activities, come together so easily, have fun and become friends.

Parents and children often come to us with a similar story; their child has no friends, doesn’t get invited to parties, can't cope at school and is always in trouble.

This sentiment is echoed time and time again and we knew we had to provide something bigger to reach more people, to give this generation an opportunity to grow up feeling that who they are is good enough.

Approximately a year later, Sarah was joined by Kylie Reeves, who had been looking for, and needing something similar. Kylie joined the business approximately a year after it was created and founded by Sarah Nel

- Sarah Nelson

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