Category: Geelong

Self-care for parents of kids with a disability

Emergency protocols stress the need to take care of ourselves before attempting to help others. But this critically important piece of advice is often overlooked by parents of children with special needs. For all parents,...
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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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In-home senior visits keep loneliness at bay during pandemic times

As an older person, the social restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic hit Geelong resident Muriel particularly hard.  She was not allowed to visit husband Ted, who lives with dementia at a nearby care facility, unable to make her regular...
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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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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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A new home for Gateways with all-inclusive hub planned for North Geelong

Staff have begun moving in to Gateways’ new North Geelong headquarters at the former Target site, marking an exciting new chapter for our organisation. The move follows a long search for a site that could...
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A fresh approach to supported accommodation

Deb Fantella is preparing a simple list for her 24-year-old daughter’s imminent move out of the family home. ‘I’m listing everything that could be helpful for the carers; like, if you have to thaw meat,...
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Pizza and therapy delivering life skills

The enticing waft of homemade pizza during an occupational therapy session has led to a fledging business for Geelong brothers Charles and Dan. Each month, staff at Gateways Albert St have the chance to order...
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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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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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