Category: Juniors recreation

A club for school kids seeking like-minded friends

Rihanna is a people person. In fact, when asked what she would like others to know about her, the 10-year-old responds, ‘That I like meeting people.’   But making connections and keeping up with peers at her mainstream primary school is not easy for Rihanna, which is why social groups like Club4Us...

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Support means James can join friends on camp for the first time

James loves his mum. But having her come to overnight camps in case he had a night-time seizure took some of the fun from this special time with friends. Now, with the right support and...

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Seasoned Gateways Interchange Host Program Volunteer urges others to get involved

Seeking support for her own family led Nicky to open her heart and home to other families in need. That was eight years ago and now the Sunshine woman is urging others to consider volunteering...

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New bike track for North Geelong to boost wellbeing for children with disability

A new bike track is to be built at Gateways Support Services’ North Geelong site, thanks to the support of the Give Where You Live Foundation. The bike track will give children with disabilities the...

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Bright Sparks building social skills through small group play in term 3

Play is an important part of a child’s development; but it doesn’t come easily to everyone.   Tarneit mother of three, Liane, says her children, Kye, 9, and 6-year-old twins Lyla and Ayva, all struggle with high anxiety and social skills.   So when...

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Therapy meets recreation in bright new program

Fun-filled sessions of science, craft, cooking and more are helping kids reach their NDIS goals in the new Bright Sparks program. The program, which has run in Werribee since 2019, provides a group therapy option...

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New playgroup for kids with developmental delay in Melbourne’s west

This new therapist-supported playgroup in Wyndham is helping children aged 2-4 years build their social skills, flexibility, sensory regulation and ability to follow routines. It’s also giving parents and carers a chance to connect with...

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Start Year 7 successfully with the Let’s Strive program

Let’s Strive is a two-session transition program offering support and information for Year 7 students who have additional needs, and their parents. Our Adolescent Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist have created these sessions to assist...

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Play therapy program teaching parents to support child development 

Play therapy program teaching parents to support child development

The Parent Learn to Play program is a seven session course for small groups of parents or carers aimed at helping support children’s development through play. In the program, parents learn about play development in...

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School transition group for children with additional needs in Melbourne's west

School transition group for children with additional needs in Melbourne’s west

Starting school is a big milestone for most children and can be an even bigger step for kids with additional needs. Gateways Off To School Program provides support for children heading off to mainstream school...

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