Lindy Wins Gold at Worlds

August 16, 2018

Gateways Support Services, congratulates Lindy Joy Crouch, 25, for her world champion win, taking out two gold medals at the International Taekwondo Federation’s Special Needs World Championship tournament in Argentina. When asked what she liked most about Taekwondo Lindy said “I really like my coach and making friends”. The Australian and New Zealand teams enjoyed the usual rivalry during...

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Gateways NDIS support workshop in Warrnambool

NDIS – A Parent’s Journey

July 31, 2018

A Free Parent Talk & Lunch for parents who have a child with an intellectual disability or developmental delay is being held at our new office, at 3 Princes Hwy Werribee on Friday August 24th, 12.30-1.30pm. Gateways is hosting this event as part of celebrations to officially launch its new Werribee service. Guest speaker, Carolyn McDiarmid has a young son with...

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Go Birdy!

July 12, 2018

Disability & football can be a great match Go Birdy, Go Vic Country, Go Dragons! This was the catch cry on social media from the Geelong Dragons FIDA Football Club sending off player Anthony Bird this month to compete as part of the VIC Country team in the National Inclusion Carnival. The VIC Country team...

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Opening of Purpose Built Swing for Adults with Disabilities

June 18, 2018

The residents at one of our supported living properties in Marshall, Geelong, opened their home today to visitors for the official opening of an adult sized swing to be used and enjoyed in their own back yard. The opening was attended by Jodie Silverback, Gateways Support Services, Naomi Board, Housing Choices Australia and Peter Murrihy, Acting Mayor City of Greater Geelong,...

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New Therapy Garden for Werribee

June 14, 2018

CUA Werribee awards Gateways Support Services a grant to build a therapy garden. Children with disabilities in Melbourne’s south west will enjoy therapy sessions in a new outdoor garden area to be built at Gateways Support Services, Werribee office, thanks to a grant received from their local CUA branch. Gateways established their Werribee branch earlier...

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Volunteer Week a Time to Recognise Our Volunteers

May 24, 2018

Interchange Host Volunteer Supporting Children with Disabilities in Sunbury. Volunteer – Karen Chambers Karen will go out of her way to do anything for the kids – Carer Karen has been an exemplary Interchange Host Volunteer since August 2001 and has spent the past years providing invaluable support to young and older children with disabilities...

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Volunteering Supports Children with Disabilities

May 21, 2018

Geelong Volunteer Goes Above & Beyond to Support a Young Man with a Disability Gateways Support Services volunteer Sharon Nolen has been volunteering as an Interchange Host or ‘Buddy’ since 2010 after being matched with Robert, then a young boy of 10 years with Autism. Sharon has looked after Robert one night a month for the past 8 years, providing Robert with friendship and...

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Recreation Activity to Theatre Restaurant Proves A Hit

May 10, 2018

A visit to a quirky theatre restaurant proved a hit with participants in our recreation program for people with disabilities Gateways Support Services’ participants and recreation team leaders enjoyed a fun night out at Witches in Britches in Melbourne recently.   The group of 18 enjoyed a brilliant show as well as a 3 course dinner. One participant was chosen to...

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Recreation Group form Bulldogs Guard of Honour

May 3, 2018

Western Melbourne Recreation Group for Adults are Big Bulldog Fans Our adult recreation group from Western Melbourne participated in a VIP experience, being part of the guard of honour for the Bulldogs, meeting the coach and players as they ran through the banner on Friday 27th April.  Everyone enjoyed being able to get out on the ground and...

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‘Let’s Cook Together’ – Growing Life Skills

April 18, 2018

‘Let’s Cook Together’, a new activity being run by Gateways Support Services, provides an opportunity for children and young adults with disabilities, including autism (ASD), complex needs and challenging behaviours, to learn one of life’s most important skills, how to prepare and cook healthy and delicious food. The activity forms part of Gateways’ Recreation Program...

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