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Our Purpose

To make a positive difference to the lives of families and carers of children with special needs through the provision of practical and emotional support. Read more

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Become a member of Kalparrin and take advantage of our respite and recreation activities and other information and support services. Family memberships are FREE. Join now

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Families of Children with special needs benefit greatly from connecting with other families in similar situations.  See how Kalparrin can link you to other families. Read more

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Kalparrin Annual Report 2012-2013

The report is available under "About Us - Annual Reports" menu or via link in this news article.

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Kalparrin Board Positions Nominees - 2013

Profiles of Nominees for Kalparrin Board positions

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Kalparrin AGM announcement

Kalparrin will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

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Welcome to Kalparrin

Kalparrin takes its name from an Aboriginal word meaning “help carry the load”.

At Kalparrin we help families of children with disabilities and special needs to carry their load by providing practical information and support, and connecting them with the services that they need. Kalparrin helps families connect with other families in similar situations through Parent Link, and to take time out through regular respite activities.

Anyone is welcome to stop by our Visitor Lounge at Princess Margaret Hospital. It’s a comfortable place to wait for appointments, have a coffee, browse brochures, chat with our Family Support Officers, or share experiences with other families.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss anything concerning your child with special needs.

Kalparrin needs your support! Please consider donating online using the PayPal button below - you don't need to have a PayPal account for this, a donation can be made using your credit / debit card.


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