At age two, Tori was non-verbal, and Cherrie noticed similar behaviour with her eldest son who also has Autism, prompting a referral from her General Practitioner (GP) to healthAbility. “I phoned up and spoke to Dr Mandy, who said, ‘I think I can help you’”.
Soon Tori had a diagnosis and was connected to other health professionals such as a Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and a Psychologist.
Tori is able to see Dr Mandy, thanks to a generous funding grant from Community Bank Blackburn South. They granted healthAbility additional funding over a three-year period (from 2021 to 2024) for eligible families to gain access to our Paediatric services.
Click here to read more of Tori's story: https://healthability.org.au/articles/leaps-and-bounds-toris-story/