Gateways run a number of recreation programs for school age children and teenagers during the week, weekends and during school holidays. These programs help children make friends, learn new skills and gain confidence. We can offer some of our children’s recreational activities for free or at a subsidised cost thanks to Westfield Geelong’s ongoing support of Gateways Support Services.

Weekday Options

We can bring friends together through special interest groups.

To be a part of our recreation programs your child will need an NDIA plan with the following line items:-

– Participate community – Group based community social & recreational activities.

For more information, talk with our Recreation Coordinator on on 03 5221 2984 or contact us

Weekend Options

Gateways School holiday program fun

The children enjoy reading books, singing and dancing together at the Gateways school holiday program

Gateways run several weekend recreational group programs for school age children with a disability or additional need on weekends. These include:

Geelong Youth Group – is a social group for young people with disabilities aged between 10 and 18 years. This groups meets on four Saturdays during each school term.

Awesome Choices Colac – is a social group for young people with disabilities aged 15-years and more.

Get About Town – this group meets monthly and is a social group for young people with a physical disability.

Winning Days – for people with Asperger Syndrome aged between 14 and 18 years. This group meets fortnightly during the school term.

Club 4 Us – is a social group for children with Asperger Syndrome aged between 8 and 13 years.

For more information on any of these programs contact us

School Holiday Programs

Gateways runs school holiday programs in Geelong and Colac for school aged children and young people with disabilities.

With experienced staff and volunteers, Gateways school holiday programs offer fun activities in a safe environment. The programs support friendships and social opportunities for the children.

The Geelong School Holiday Program is held at Barwon Valley School and the Colac School Holiday Program is run from the Colac Specialist School.

For more details contact us.

 

Gateways programs supports social opportunities and friendships for young people with disabilities or additional needs in Geelong and South West Victoria

Geelong Youth Group

The Geelong Youth Group supports young people with disabilities/additional needs to participate in a group based program providing a range of fun leisure and social activities in the community. Our program supports social opportunities and friendships for young people with disabilities/additional needs by providing a range of leisure activities within the general community. Our youth group is...


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Gateways adult recreation programs support people living with a disability or additional need to participate in a range of fun activities within their community and beyond

Awesome Choices Colac

Our Colac Awesome Choices Group supports young people to form friendships and social networks by providing a range of leisure activities in the Colac region and venturing to Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat & Warrnambool. Group activities are held on weekends, normally a Friday night or Saturday during the day. Some of the fun activities that the...


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Gateways recreation programs give children and young people with disabilities living in Geelong and South West Victoria the chance to catch up with friends and have fun

Get About Town

Get About Town is a social group for children and young people who have a physical disability. The aim of Get About Town is to give children and young people with physical disabilities the chance to catch up with friends, make new friends and  experience fun and interesting recreational activities. Get Abut Town is staffed by a...


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Gateways Winning Days social group is for teenagers with Aspergers in Geelong

Winning Days

Winning Days gives teenagers with Asperger Syndrome, living in the Geelong region, the opportunity to form friendships while experiencing new activities. The Gateways Winning Days group is staffed by a recreation leader, who has experience in supporting teenagers with Aspergers in both the secondary school setting and in leisure activities. Additional staff and volunteer support...


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Gateways Club 4 Us is a social group for children aged between 8 and 13 years with Asperger Syndrome.

Club 4 Us

Club 4 Us is a social group for children aged between 8 and 13 years, who have Asperger Syndrome. The aim of Club 4 Us is to support children with Asperger Syndrome to have fun times with their peers in a supportive setting, whilst building independence and social skills. Club 4 Us is staffed by a recreation...


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Gateways A-Ok group helps support the friendships many children make at the Geelong School Holiday program by giving them a chance to meet during the school term

A-OK group (Awesome Outings for Kids)

The A-OK group aims to extend the friendships that many of the children make at the Gateways Geelong School Holiday Program by giving them a chance to meet during the school term. The children have lots of fun with their friends out and about on the weekend enjoying a range of different activities . To see some of...


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