Early Intervention Therapy Playgroups are designed for families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delay, high sensory and communication needs and significant behavioural issues. They provide children with the chance to play, learn new skills and socialise with other children, in an environment suited to children with additional needs.

Gateways Support Services offers a variety of Early Intervention Therapy Playgroups in Geelong, including Stepping Stones and Gateways Early Learning Program (ELP) for kindergarten-aged children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and other additional needs. Our Kinder Playmates Group Program is for children currently attending a mainstream kindergarten program.

Gateways Early Intervention Therapy Playgroups are run as a partnership between families and staff, with parents often working alongside staff during the sessions.

Contact Gateways to find out more about our group programs.

The children in Gateways Stepping Stones therapy playgroup experience sensory development through different play activities

Stepping Stones Program

Gateways Stepping Stones is a therapy playgroup for children who are pre-kinder age and have a developmental delay and or specific diagnosis. Stepping Stones is conducted jointly by an occupational therapist and speech pathologist. They will work in partnership with you and your child, during the sessions to develop the following key skills: Social skills developed through specific...


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Gateways Kinder Playmates group program is for children attending 4 year old Kindergarten program in Geelong

Kinder Playmates Group Program

Gateways Kinder Playmates Group Program is for children attending a 4 year old Kindergarten program. The program is designed by Gateways psychologists and speech pathologists. It offers your child a small group situation where they can enhance their social and communication skills, including playing with other children, turn taking, sharing and problem solving. The program...


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Little Hoppers Therapy Playgroup

Gateways Little Hoppers program is a therapy playgroup for children who are pre-kinder age and have a developmental delay and or specific diagnosis. Little Hoppers is conducted jointly by an occupational therapist and speech pathologist. They will work in partnership with you and your child, during the sessions to develop the following key skills: Social skills developed through specific activities...


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