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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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Lifetime Achievement Award for Rosemary Malone

The Lifetime achievement honour roll recognises exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution over the past 20 years and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the rights, participation and inclusion of Victorians with a disability....
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CEO Message September 2019

Hello everyone, I have now had the honour of working in the CEO role for Gateways for a month. In particular I have received a tremendous buzz from meeting a number of our participants either...
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It’s All About Nick – A Place of His Own

Nick has a diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism and since he was a small boy has had inexhaustible reserves of energy.  This often meant not a lot of sleep for his parents Robyn and...
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Supporting Children with Additional Needs to Transition from Primary to Secondary School

The information provided in this program is created by our Adolescent Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.  The primary aim  is to assist families during this big change, making the move to high school as stress...
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Information Session – How Centrelink Supports Carers

The Centrelink Community Liaison Officer’s role includes; helping you to have an accurate understanding of entitlement and obligations; and connecting you with services and supports. The Community Liaison Officer will not be able to address...
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New CEO for Gateways Support Services

Under Rosemary Malone’s leadership over the last 16 years, Gateways has focussed on assisting people with disabilities, and steadily growing its range of services across Western Victoria and Western Melbourne. Some of the highlights of...
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It Began with a Passion

“The staff make it my responsibility to focus on 2 or 3 kids.  I get to know them, help them and keep an eye on them”, Melissa said. In the Easter holidays Melissa put her...
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Lego Mates Returns to Werribee in July

Lego Mates is a small group therapy program based on the LEGO therapy model, play therapy and social thinking models to promote children’s social interaction and learning.    Lego Mates allows children to practise joint...
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New Wheels Drive New Opportunities

Enjoying community activities is something many of us take for granted, but for people with a disability and high support needs, just getting out can be a challenge.  This barrier is being tackled with the...
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