About us

Our vision is a world that champions the contribution of parents and their children living with disability

Kindfolk are knowledgeable folk

One of the things that makes Kindship special is our celebration of parent knowledge sharing. We know that our mums and dads spend more time researching than resting, especially in the early days, and want to make finding the right answers easier. That’s where Kindfolk come in. You’ll find parents on our app who are successful, compassionate, generous, and oh-so-wise when it comes to first-hand knowledge of topics important to you.

Why Kindship matters

Kindship is the first social networking app built by and exclusively for parents raising children with disabilities, delays, and neurodiversity. Our app offers mums and dads a safe, private, and fundamentally kind space to connect with and learn from like-minded parents on similar journeys.

Oh, and in case you're wondering where the word “Kindship” comes from, it's one we made up! Think of it as the love child of the very best bits of kindness, friendship, and kinship.

Kindship founder story

Our story started with a passion for parent advocacy and a dream to change the world. Growing up with undiagnosed Autism our CEO, Summer Petrosius, recognised and wanted to do something about the isolation and loneliness experienced by families living with disabilities. So, she started talking to parents - literally, hundreds of them, and those conversations led her to Sandy Golder and Steph Wicks.

As founders of one of (if not, the most) successful grassroots parent communities, Sandy and Steph joined Summer as Kindship’s co-founders. Together with Tara Thompson, Kindship's head of all things education, they share an unstoppable passion for supporting parents to build friendships, share knowledge, and truly own the narrative around what raising a child with a disability really looks like.