Category: Teen recreation

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Empowering people with disability to access their local community – Gateways launches new day program

Gateways has launched an exciting new program called “Go Getters,” aimed at enhancing the independence of individuals with disabilities in their community. This program focuses on teaching practical skills such as using public transport and...

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Young foodies building skills and friendship around the table

A poor experience at another recreation program left 13-year-old Seb reluctant to have another go. But with the Geelong teenager spending a lot of time socially isolated at home, his mother Kylie was keen to...

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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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You asked, we listened: new programs for 16-20s

When Andrew turned 18, he was as keen as ever to participate in supported recreation groups but his interests didn’t match typical adult programs. So when he and his family heard that Gateways Support Services was starting two...

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Online cooking classes for teens and adults continue as restrictions ease

An online activity with fringe benefits is how one family describes Gateways Support Services online cooking classes for teenagers.  Ashton’s mum, Michelle, says the group – set up for participants during COVID-19 isolation restrictions –...

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How a Therapy Team Grew Out of a Need to Better Support Teenagers with Autism

Being a teenager can be really tough.  There’s a whole lot of stuff to navigate – physical changes, independence, friendships and relationships.    Add on top of all that autism and intellectual disability, and with it...

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