Your goals and priorities are always the starting points for Gateways Support Services’ Therapy and Inclusion Team. With expertise in autism, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and complex behaviours, our team works with you to choose the best therapy tools to live the life you want.
Children’s Therapy services are available in Geelong, Werribee, Western Melbourne, Warrnambool and the South West, however, at this stage, adult therapy services are only available in Geelong.
The Gateways Approach
We spend time assessing your needs and understanding what you want to achieve, developing a service plan to map out the best way to do that through the most effective use of your NDIS funding.
Our staff have expertise in supporting people from infancy to adulthood, with teams specialising in Early Years 0-7 years (Early Intervention), School Age 7-12 years and Youth Plus 12-18+ years (adolescents to adults).
Our team of experienced and dedicated occupational therapists and speech pathologists offer the highest quality one-on-one sessions and small group programs backed by the knowledge and resources of the whole of Gateways.
We understand the importance of working not only with the individual, but also with families, teachers and other carers to get the most out of every session and program we run.
Gateways Support Services’ Therapy and Inclusion Team listens, nurtures and supports you to build your skills and abilities until you no longer need us. Until then, we will be beside you every step of the way.
Who is eligible?
Therapy services can be provided using funding through either:
- National Disability Insurance Scheme Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) for children aged up to 7 years, or
- National Disability Insurance Scheme for people aged 5-65 years.
Learn more about NDIS funding
We wouldn’t be where we are without the help of Gateways. The intensive early intervention we got made a massive difference. Everything you think of when you think of autism, that was just how he was at 15 months. Josh is now functioning, like a developing typical child, no one ever sees it anymore. So to go from that extreme to where he is today, it’s just amazing. Without Gateways I don’t know if Josh would be in mainstream school now.
Brooke, Gateways Parent