Like hundreds of parents, Melbourne mum of two, Rebecca Perkins, knows only too well what it’s like to live with a child who has additional needs. Her oldest Son, Lachlan, has ADHD and is intellectually disabled.

After having Lachlan in 2005, Rebecca became more and more frustrated with the lack of information and support out there for parents of children with additional needs. It is for this reason the Ms Perkins started her journey with My Special Child ( This aims to provide accessible support and information for families just like hers.

Rebecca’s tireless commitment and dedication has been recognised this week when she was announced as a Victorian Business Excellence finalist in this year’s prestigious 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards.

The AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry, acknowledging success in business, product development & innovation and customer service.

As well as being the CEO and Founder of My Special Child, Rebecca Perkins is also an Author, Writer, Presenter and Trainer on special needs, learning difficulties and behaviour.

Rebecca has written hundreds of articles as well as her eBook ‘A Short Guide to Autism’ and has provided information and strategies to parents and educators around the globe. Rebecca has also been recently diagnosed with ADHD herself.

Over the years Rebecca has done a vast amount of work with children with special needs and their families and carers. Working with people all over the world to help improve the lives and futures of children.

Rebecca is excited about being a finalist in these auspicious awards. She says: “It’s very humbling to be recognised for all my hard work but this is not an award just for me, it is an award for all families. It shows that we are being heard and more people in our community ae being educated which is fantastic.”

“It’s hard to believe that my dreams have been realised when I started My Special Child. This is only the beginning and I hope that this award will help raise the importance of this kind of organisation,” she added.

Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Melbourne at the beginning of September.

For further information about My Special Child and Rebecca’s story, please visit

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