Category: Autism

Fiction With Friends building social links for kids during pandemic restrictions

Amid the unpredictability of COVID-19 a creative new program is helping kids with developmental disabilities build social skills and confidence from the comfort of their homes. With lockdown measures in place, Gateways Support Services Occupational...
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Geelong Community Foundation grant enables sensory room for adults with autism

A dedicated sensory space will soon be created at our new North Geelong multi-purpose community site thanks to a generous donation by Geelong Community Foundation. The space will feature sensory equipment, a sound system and...
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Local knowledge and personal care make great support coordination in Warrnambool

With a son requiring round-the-clock care and a busy teenage daughter with autism, Warrnambool resident Grace relies on the local knowledge and advice of her Gateways Support Coordinator. Over the past eight years, Grace says...
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Happy World Autism Awareness Month as we evolve our supports for you

As we enter World Autism Awareness Month, what an amazing time we now find ourselves in! I hope you are safe and have been able to successfully and comfortably design your stay at home strategies....
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Gateways Online Therapy ensures children and teens can keep working towards goals during lockdowns

Six-year-old Raymond usually has his occupational and speech therapy sessions at school. But while he is home with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic, he accessing these important supports online. His Dad, Lingan, says this...
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Program to guide parents in building child’s social communication

The TalkAbility program is designed for parents of verbal children ages 3-7 years with social communication difficulties (including Autism Spectrum Disorder). It supports parents to use natural, everyday situations to build their child’s social communication...
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Lego Mates donation helps kids with autism in Melbourne’s west

The Lego Mates program in western Melbourne has received a boost thanks to a donation of bricks from MLC Life Insurance. Lego Mates is a small group therapy program designed for children who love Lego...
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Bookings open for Sensitive Santa at Westfield

Santa is setting aside some time to create a sensory-friendly environment, so that families can visit the Christmas wonderland at Westfield Geelong and have their photo taken in a relaxed environment, tailored to them. Westfield’s...
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