ABOVE: Rachel Fisher (with Winston) runs Lets Thrive in Casino. Photo: Susanna Freymark
Rachel Fisher is able to support the people who come to Lets Thrive in Casino because she truly knows how they feel.
The psychosocial recovery coach was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the same time as her son.
She understands how frustrating it is. Her son finds the sounds at the supermarket overwhelming. So she gets it.
Rachel wants to help the disability clients who come to Lets Thrive, Not Just Survive “make the most of life”.
“My role is to help set them up with the tools and coaching to live their best life,” Rachel said.
The focus is on people with a disability who also have a mental health issue.
An event on Saturday is for those neuro-diverse people and their families. And it is going to be a lot of fun. There will be a tug of war over a pool of slime as well as some quiet spaces and a jumping castle.
To celebrate the first birthday of Lets Thrive, there is a get together at Casino Indoor Sports stadium on Saturday, February 26 from 11am-2pm. Entry is free and the only cost is for the barbecue run by the Casino Historical Society. Bring spare clothes and a towel plus some cash for the barbecue and to buy a drink.
Lets Thrive support staff will be running the games.
Register before the event by email email@example.com or call 6601 5738.