Category: Western Melbourne

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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Stefan’s new normal beats the lockdown blues

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown began midway through March, Stefan felt like someone had turned the lights out on his entire life. Now the lights are back up, thanks to Gateways Support Services moving participant activities...
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Adult camps crew reap benefits with pre-isolation getaway

A trip to the Mornington Peninsula provided a timely social connection opportunity for the Western Melbourne adult recreation group last month. Nine participants together with support staff and volunteers spent their time exploring the local...
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Gateways disability support expands in Melbourne’s west with Footscray office

Outings with friends, camps, musicals, gym sessions and cooking classes are just some of the activities that keep St Albans sisters Kerrin and Fiona and their Gateways support workers busy each week. And with a...
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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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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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Geelong (Head Office)
03 5221 2984
12-14 Thompson Rd
North Geelong,
VIC
3215
Western Melbourne
03 9396 1111
77 Droop St
Footscray,
VIC
3011
Werribee
03 9749 7388
3 Princes Highway
Werribee,
VIC
3030
Warrnambool
03 5562 8271
171 Lava Street
Warrnambool,
VIC
3280