Parent Support Groups

Gateways facilitates a range of parent and carer support groups.  To find out more information please contact our Parent Support Coordinator for the  Geelong region, Carolyn McDiarmid (03) 52 21 2984.

Registration dates are closed for all listed activities.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Healthy Mum’s Walking Group
Healthy Mum’s Walking Group
Support Group

Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, rail, hail or shine.  A new Parent Group aimed at mums caring for a child with a disability taking some time to focus on their own health.  This is a gentle walking group.  Dress appropriately.  For more information contact Carolyn McDiarmid on (03) 52212984.

  • Time: 9:30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Waterfront Carousel, 1 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Down Syndrome Parents and Carers Group
Down Syndrome Parents and Carers Group
Support Group

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month during school term.   Come along for a cuppa and meet other families in the area who have a child with Down Syndrome.

  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Gateways Geelong
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
NDIS Parent Connect
NDIS Parent Connect
Support Group

This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month during the school term.    The group has an NDIS focus and is for parents and carers who have a child (0-18) who receive NDIS funding or are planning to enter the scheme.  The group is facilitated in conjunction with the Association for Children with a Disability.

  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Gateways Geelong
Thursday, May 09, 2019
ADHD and ADD Parent Support Group
ADHD and ADD Parent Support Group

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month during term.  A group for parents and carers of children with ADHD/ADD aged up to 12 years.  It is facilitated by Carolyn McDiarmid and is a good opportunity to meet with other parents and carers.   For more information contact Carolyn on (03) 5221 2984.

  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Gateways Geelong
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Autism and Aspergers Parent Support Group
Autism and Aspergers Parent Support Group
Support Group

This group takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month during the school term.   The group is for parents and carers with a child aged (0-18) with Asperger syndrome or ASD.  It is facilitated by Veronica Graff who is a parent and health care professional.   For more information contact Carolyn McDiarmid at Gateways on 52212984.

  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Gateways Geelong
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Multicultural Parent Support Group
Multicultural Parent Support Group
Support Group

This group is held once every school term.  This group is for families who have a child with a disability and speak English as a second language and is an opportunity for a coffee and a chat.   For dates and more information contact Carolyn McDiarmid at Gateways on (03) 5221 2984.

This is a pre-booked activity.
  • Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Bumble Bee Cafe, 79 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights
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