Episode 9- What Ability!

We welcome another entrepreneur and warrior for disability in Steve Dresler, founder and CEO of What Ability. Hosts Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos chat to Steve about his inspiration to bring happiness to people with a disability and challenge them to be the best they can be.

Episode 8- Starfish Life Savers

Hosts Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos chat with Hampton Surf Lifesaving members Kerry and Zoe about the all abilities surf lifesaving program – Starfish – the importance of celebrating small steps, building confidence and having fun.

Episode 7- Little Steps into Giant Steps

Andy chats to Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos about the community philosophy of Giant Steps school and college. Based on a successful model from Montreal Canada, Giant Steps in Australia educates and develops children and young adults with high needs autism.

Episode 6- The Amazing Jasons

Paralympian swimmer Braedan Jason returns with brother Nathan, also legally blind and an elite athlete to chat with each other about the importance of failing, having a go and playing Fortnite with no sight.

Episode 5- Fleur Takes Over

Our guest from Season 2 episode 4 ‘Fierce Fleur’ was Fleur Armstrong. She expressed an interest in podcasting, so we wanted to give her some experience. This episode she takes over as host and interviews Tim Marchinton from Adventure Therapy company – Purple Soup.

Episode 4- Fierce Fleur

Fierce Fleur Armstrong talks to hosts Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos about how after a car accident at 19 she overcame a prognosis of being in a persistent vegetative state to setting her sights on being a podcaster.

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About

Raising a child with a developmental delay or a disability, you can feel overwhelmed or lost about how and where to get help. Podcast hosts Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos share their personal journeys and the power of their parent network in raising their sons with additional needs. With special guests, they explore a range of topics relevant from birth to young adults to answer questions and share tips to create a podcast community of support for other parents and carers.
Dr lisa interligi

Dr. Lisa Interligi

Founder of Loop Me In, Lisa is mother of two adult sons, one of whom- Louis, has autism.

Lisa has been able to balance her career as an executive and psychologist with the support of her family, and community of mothers and carers.

She says that at periods in Louis’ life when she was at her wits end, someone stepped forward with advice, information or support that helped her and her family through the challenging times.

Lisa believes that raising children takes a village and wants Loop Me In to become that understanding and supportive village for fellow parents and carers of young people with disabilities.

Kris Christopoulos

Kristine Christopoulos

Kristine is a mother of three children. When son Mathew was 2 years old it was discovered that he had a disability but the exact diagnosis was unknown. At this time Kristine and her husband were advised by doctors to raise Mathew with lots of love, happiness and resilience, advice which they have lived by.

Mathew, now 21, is a happy and social young man who loves his friends and works part time at his family’s seafood business.

Recently, Mathew received a diagnosis of Malan Syndrome. Whilst this diagnosis has helped Mathew’s family to understand the implications of his rare condition, it was really the support of family and friends to give Kristine the strength and knowledge to get him to where he is today.

Today, Kristine provides support to other parents of children with Malan Syndrome and aims to share her knowledge and experience through Loop Me In to support the broader parent and carer community.

Most Recent Episodes

Season 2

Episode 7- Little Steps into Giant Steps

Andy chats to Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos about the community philosophy of Giant Steps school and college. Based on a successful model from Montreal Canada, Giant Steps in Australia educates and develops children and young adults with high needs autism.

Episode 6- The Amazing Jasons

Paralympian swimmer Braedan Jason returns with brother Nathan, also legally blind and an elite athlete to chat with each other about the importance of failing, having a go and playing Fortnite with no sight.

Episode 5- Fleur Takes Over

Our guest from Season 2 episode 4 ‘Fierce Fleur’ was Fleur Armstrong. She expressed an interest in podcasting, so we wanted to give her some experience. This episode she takes over as host and interviews Tim Marchinton from Adventure Therapy company – Purple Soup.

Season 1

Episode 9- What Ability!

We welcome another entrepreneur and warrior for disability in Steve Dresler, founder and CEO of What Ability. Hosts Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos chat to Steve about his inspiration to bring happiness to people with a disability and challenge them to be the best they can be.

Episode 8- Starfish Life Savers

Hosts Dr Lisa Interligi and Kristine Christopoulos chat with Hampton Surf Lifesaving members Kerry and Zoe about the all abilities surf lifesaving program – Starfish – the importance of celebrating small steps, building confidence and having fun.