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EARLY DAYS WORKSHOP
Thursday 09/02/2017
My Child and Autism Understanding Behaviour The Tips for Everyday Skills Progression to School My Child and Autism Workshop for Non-Custodial Parents These workshops are for parents, grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, aunts and uncles and kinship carers only.
SOCCER PROGRAM IN POINT COOK
Wednesday 08/02/2017
The program is specifically for children and teenagers with Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury or living with symptoms resulting from a stroke.
Digital Respite
Friday 13/01/2017
Digital Respite provides young people living with disabilities a creative, non-judgemental & educational space where they can develop various skills through the use of computers, devices such as iPads, games and software. This in turn provides their family or carers an opportunity to have some much needed respite time. Groups are normally run on a Saturday and lunch is provided.
NDIS4Kids
Friday 13/01/2017
NDIS4Kids has been created in partnership with Association for Children with a Disability, Amaze (Autism Victoria) and Deaf Children Australia to provide the information you need to map your journey of accessing services that support the learning and development of your child.
Sport and Recreation
Wednesday 03/08/2016
Disability Sport & Recreation provides and promotes sport and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Victoria. People with disabilities can engage in many different types of sport and recreation pursuits. For most sports, if the activity doesn’t work for all abilities, it can usually be adapted to enable everyone to participate. There are sport and recreation activities available to suits all types of disabilities, level of ability and activity interests.

Resources

CONTINENCE FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA: NEW DIGITAL AND ONLINE RESOURCES
Wednesday 08/02/2017
The Continence Foundation of Australia has introduced initiatives to make their resources more accessible to people with disabilities. They include Easy English fact sheets and website optimisation for people using assistive technology. Free helpline: 1300 33 00 66 or visit: www.continence.org.au

Updates

Melbourne beaches enable 24-hour access for people with disabilities
Friday 13/01/2017
Two beaches in Melbourne’s western suburbs have become the first in Australia to enable 24-hour access for people with disabilities. Altona and Williamstown beaches, part of the Hobson Bay Council, have installed new mats on the foreshore which allows those with wheelchairs, prams and mobility aids to move readily along the hard sand.
EARS - emergency assistance
Wednesday 11/05/2016
Emergency After-Hours Response Service for people living in northern, eastern and western metropolitan Melbourne