Category: Other News

Short bursts deliver big results with online therapy

A little can go a long way as many of our online therapy clients are discovering. With feelings of Zoom fatigue and too much screen time common, it can be easy to dismiss online therapy...
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Ibby accomplishing his goals in leaps and bounds

Look up determination in the dictionary and chances are you’ll find a photo of Gateways Support Services participant, Ibby. The Newport man, who lives with a rare brain condition called agenesis of corpus collosum, is so set on building his life skills that he calls in with new personal goals almost...
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How to help your fussy eater

Problem eater. Fussy eater. Sensory eater. Whatever you choose to call it the one constant is the distress that selective eating issues serve up to families on a daily basis. Rajes says food and mealtimes...
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Volunteering reduces anxiety and builds life skills for young participant

An innovative volunteering role at Gateways Support Services’ sprawling new North Geelong headquarters is helping manage anxiety for 19-year-old client Anthony.  For the busy and social young man, who typically fills his week with a broad...
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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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Setting the path to post-pandemic recovery

We’ve been in this together for some time now and while our ability to be physically with you is limited, our commitment to continuing our supports for you and your family have not wavered. As...
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We spoke to members of the Gateways family about observing Ramadan during COVID-19

Ramadan – the traditional month of fasting – has begun, with people of Muslim faith around the world having to adapt their traditional observance in accordance with current isolation restrictions.  During Ramadan, Muslims fast between dawn and dusk, to practise sacrifice, self-control and...
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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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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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