In 2001 Clara & Damian Harris were overjoyed to be expecting their first child. They had dreams of raising their child on the family farm in Binnu, Western Australia. Never did they imagine that the next 19 years would actually be filled with intensive applied behavior therapy, main stream school, severe depression, special needs schooling, dreams of being eaten by sharks and bureaucratic bungling. Three year old Sam was diagnosed with autism in 2004 which irrevocably turned their life, and the lives of their family and friends, upside-down.
Their story of strength and courage and despair needs to be heard: not only by parents of children with disabilities but of careers, teachers, health professionals, and anyone who has been touched with depression.
Swimming with Sharks is not a story that Clara expected to be telling, but life doesn’t ever work out the way you plan does it?
Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Parents & Public: 7pm – 9pm Click here for tickets SOLD OUT
Where: Melville Occupational Therapy and Extra Lesson for Children, 9 Hulme Court, Myaree WA 6164