Hi, I’m Melinda and I’m really excited to be joining the Time 2 Train team. I have a Diploma in Community Services, a Diploma in Sports Development, Certificates III and IV in Fitness and a Certificate in Education Support. I have a 15y.o son who is on the Autism Spectrum and for the last 3 years I have been supporting children with additional needs in the Kindergarten setting.
My whole career has been spent working with children from the ages of 0-12y.o. My son was diagnosed at the age of 2 and I am quite familiar and experienced in the challenges that not only he has faced over the years, but I have faced too as a mother with a child on the Autism Spectrum. Completing my Diploma in Sports Development and Certificates in Fitness has allowed me to help others achieve their fitness goals and guide them towards living a better quality of life both physically and mentally.
I also volunteered for 3 years at my son’s primary school running a morning fitness program before school which encouraged the children to practise the 3 things we need for a healthy mind - exercise, music and laughter. I’m a firm believer in healthy body, healthy mind and vice versa and that we don’t live in our homes we live in our bodies.
Being a part of the Time 2 Train team will now give me the opportunity to support and guide individuals of all functioning levels on the Autism Spectrum in achieving and reaching their full potential and thriving towards positive goals.
It will also give me the opportunity to allow them to experience quality support in life in which I believe is the right of every individual despite any challenges they may face. The Time 2 Train program and using my life changing experiences will not only allow me to support the individual on the Autism Spectrum but give their family the much needed support too.