Gateways Support Services provides responsive high quality services to more than 1300 children and adults with disabilities and their families in the Western half of Victoria each year.
Gateways services include: autism assessment and diagnosis; case management; early childhood intervention; facilitated parent support groups; inclusion support at childcare and kindergarten, child and adult respite; Interchange volunteer respite; dementia and frail aged respite; social recreation groups for teenagers and young adults with disabilities, specialist school holiday programs for children with disabilities, community participation support for adults, independent living support, specialist out of home care for children with disabilities, and eight Community Residential Units for people with severe disabilities.
We are acknowledged as the specialist provider of services to children and adults with autism in this region, with a particular focus on people with complex needs including challenging behaviour.
Gateways was formed by the local community to create services to address community needs and is run by a Board of Management comprising highly respected members of the community. We have strong networks and support within the Barwon region - a result of years of professional, responsive service delivery to this community.