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Carers Week 2016 – Meet Carly & Charlotte

National Carers Week 2016 is here! This week is all about joining together to recognise the outstanding contributions of Australia’s 2.7 million carers and the difference they make to their families and communities. Like Carly...
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Cafe Care Connect – come for a chat, cuppa and craft!

Over the last year, Gateways and Geelong West Neighbourhood House have developed our new Cafe Care Connect program, which offers older people and their carers a friendly place to come together. Each week the group...
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Our Harry honoured for community contribution

A big congratulations to our ambassador and Geelong Cats player Harry Taylor, who was awarded with the Tom Hafey Heart of Football Award, at the Variety AFL Great Grand Final Luncheon at Crown Palladium last...
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Check out this talented young Warrnambool artist

We’re excited to be supporting  an amazing new up and coming young artist in Warrnambool! Alex is a passionate young artist who has been creating art for three years. He has been working with our...
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Gateways Family Resource Library

Did you know that Gateways has a library at our Geelong West office that is open to families? The books cover a range of disability topics and conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, ADHD, Epilepsy, as well as language and social skill development.  There are also a range...
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Free ‘Understanding Autism’ seminar supports families

Today more than 40 Geelong parents, carers, grandparents and other family members joined us at our free ‘Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder’ seminar to learn more to help them better support a person with autism spectrum...
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Meet our newest volunteer!

This week is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Over the weekend we shared the story of Lyn, one of our longest serving Interchange host program volunteers, so today we thought we’d introduce Ben, one of our newest volunteers who has...
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Extra special Mother’s Day present for an extra special Mum!

As well as celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday, National Volunteer Week begins on Monday 9 May until 15 May 2016. With both of these very important dates upon us, we wanted to take the opportunity...
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Geelong Cats fan’s dream comes true!

Tonight’s Geelong Cats game is going to be extra special for one of our Gateways families. During our recent footy clinic which we held to celebrate Autism awareness month, one of the parents Samantha, told the Cats...
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Lego Mates therapy playgroup helping children with additional needs

Lego has long been one of the most popular children’s toys for generations. It can be found in the toy boxes of most households across Australia, and many parents enjoy reliving their childhood by sitting...
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