About

Wonderland Retreat was created out of a need for a youth specific respite service for young people with disabilities.

Rob and Toni Mehigan

Teacher and Psychologist Rob and Toni have a passion to help young people find the joy of living but understand that they have unique developmental needs. These include making friends, having adventure, challenging themselves, growing and learning new skills and feeling loved and accepted. As well in an increasingly technological age – helping young people find the balance with experiences in the natural environment is critical.

The goal was to build capacity for young people while providing a short term supported accommodation service.

The uptake at Wonderland has been amazing. So many kids and so many families are now part of our family since we opened the doors in Jan 18.

Toni Mehigan

What People Say

We love working at Wonderland. It’s a happy place and we get to have a lot of fun every day. We love the team spirit here’.

Staff

Since my son has been coming to Wonderland, he has been a lot happier and more confident and now he has a group of friends’.

Mother

I love coming to Wonderland – the carers are great, the food is good, my friends are great and I love all the activities’.

Participant

Attending retreats has given my son opportunities to practice independent living skills in a fun and well-equipped environment’

Parent

Attending retreats has provided my son with the opportunity to converse with a diverse group of people giving him many opportunities to enhance his communication.’.

Mother

Attending the retreat has pushed my child outside their comfort zone in many different areas. Their confidence is growing as a result.’.

Father

At Wonderland, my daughter expresses herself better’.

Parent

Would love more time at Wonderland Retreat – he asked if he could stay an extra night which confirms how much he likes it. He has come on leaps and bounds.’.

Nan

The staff at Wonderland are lovely and really know how to connect with the participants. My child loves going to the retreats.’.

Parent

No issues at Wonderland Retreat – it is a fantastic service’.

Parent

I can’t remember when I have felt so happy – in my whole life I haven’t felt so happy’.

Participant

This is the best place I have every worked’.

Staff Member


Let’s build something together.


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