Time for a Future – Centre for Child Development

Our centre provides a range of professional services to children, adolescents and their families.
Our multidisciplinary team has a combined background of many years experience and expertise in:

Specialist service provision (Psychology, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Counselling, Early Childhood Special Education)

Community & Professional Education

Service development, support and coordination

Family Advocacy

Internationally recognised research in the fields of Child Development, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Child & Adolescent Mental Health

What We Offer
Our centre provides a range of professional services to children and adolescents and their families.
Assessment & Diagnosis
  • – Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • – Global Developmental Delay
  • – Intellectual Disability
  • – Emotional & Behavioural concerns
  •     (inc. ADHD/Anxiety)
Workshops & Training

The Time for a Future team provides workshops & training seminars for parent groups and professionals on Intellectual Disability, ASD and mental health issues in children & adolescents.

These can be short 2 hour presentations, one or half day seminars or complete training packages developed to suit your training needs.

Intervention
  • – A range of evidence based interventions for children, adolescents and their families.
  • – Individual child therapy including play therapy & cognitive behaviour therapy
  • – Family support and education
Education & Support
  • Autism Parent Education and Skills Training Program
  • “After the Diagnosis” workshops for parents/carers of children recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (with the Macedon Ranges Autism Network)
  • Planning a Successful Transition to Early Childhood, Primary School, Secondary School programs
Our Team
Emeritus Professor Bruce Tonge
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
MBBS, MD, DPM, MRC Psych, FRANZCP, Cert. Child Psych., RANZCP
Alex Dawson
Psychologist
MPsych (Ed & Dev), MAPS
Assoc. Professor Avril Brereton
Special Education Consultant
Dip.Ed (Early C’hood), B.Ed, PhD
Kathryn Kallady
Psychologist – Educational & Developmental
MEdPsych; PGradDip Psych; BBNSc
Jessica Wheeler
Psychologist
MPsych, MLI(SLD), MAPS
Fiona Le Nepveu
Director/Occupational Therapist/Practice Manager
B.App.Sci (Occ Ther)
Michelle Lawler
Psychologist
BA / MLitt Psyc, Assoc MAPS