The story of the project
Source Kids is Australia’s first (and only) national magazine for parents, carers and professionals of children with special needs.
The magazine was founded by Emma Price, parent to six year old Charlotte who was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic condition, at one year of age.
Source Kids was created in answer to Emma’s frustration in not being able to find information about products and services to help her daughter.
Source Kids vision is to provide relevant, reliable and up-to-date information in a positive and vibrant way. It does the legwork and provides one ‘source’ of information for parents and others to go to and find information about a range of topics including products, services, funding, education, therapy, NDIS, events and more.
The magazine is quarterly and is available for FREE from over 100 distributors in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia (currently).
So far, four issues have been released reaching over 50,000 people across Australia. Check out the issues at www.issuu.com/sourcekids
How the funds will be used
1. Continue to distribute the magazine for free – Source Kids has built a reputation as a valued resource among readers (see testimonials below) and we want to be able to continue to provide the magazine for free. However, producing a magazine is not a cheap exercise and while the disability industry is changing, many businesses do not see a need to promote what they do (?!?!). The magazine is entirely reliant on advertisers to fund production (as we currently receive no government or other funding). This crowdsourcing project will allow us to keep Source Kids free for readers!
2. Print and distribute more copies for free and reach more people – We can’t meet demand!! We have a wait list of businesses that would LOVE to have Source Kids available for their clients, and we want to be able to send our amazing mag to as many businesses as we can to help as many people as we can. If we achieve our target we will be able to double the number of copies to 5,000 per issue and begin to meet demand.
3. Expand Source Kids into all 8 states/territories – We have had a number of enquiries from states we are currently not distributing magazine copies into – including Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia (we distribute a small amount in SA but demand is growing!). We want to become a fully national magazine and reach all states and territories to share the vital information distributed through Source Kids.
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Website – www.sourcekids.com.au
Facebook – www.facebook.com/sourcekids
Twitter – www.twitter.com/sourcekids
Instagram – www.instagram.com/sourcekids
Issuu – www.issuu.com/sourcekids
eNews Subscription – http://eepurl.com/6X4ID
“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! This publication is so needed.” – Robyn
“I just wanted to drop you a line to say THANKYOU for launching this magazine. My name is Cheryl and I’m the mum of a child with cerebral palsy and some developmental delay. This is exactly what was missing in the market, it’s so hard to find information or get ideas and I consider myself educated and resourceful. I can only imagine what it’s like for parents where english is their second language or don’t have any family support.” – Cheryl
“Just to let you know that already the feedback from staff and parents about you magazine has been excellent. We may need to order some more!!!!” – Suzanne
We could go on forever, but we’d run out of space!!