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Different Journeys 18+ adults ASD special groupAre you over 18?

Different Journeys are hosting a social night for young adults aged 18+ living with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The event will be held on the second Tuesday of each month in a private function room. Come for dinner or a drink in a safe and supported environment with like minded people. Wifi will be available.

$5 entry per person.

Time: 6pm -9pm Where: Club Kilsyth Cnr Canterbury Road and Colchester Road, Kilsyth (Courtesy bus available but restrictions apply)
When: Every second Tuesday of the month starting February 14th 2017
Contact: differentjourneys@gmail.com Phone: 0490 774 068

Yarra Ranges CouncilLILLYDALE LAKE PLAYHOUSE – will provide a unique variety of interactive activities for those living with a disability.

The playspace has been designed for people of all ages and abilities to take advantage of the equipment, setting it apart from others.

Accessible elements of the playspace that people living with a disability can enjoy will include:

  • Double flying fox with an accessible seat
  • All abilities spinner/carousel
  • Accessible water play area, with water jets
  • Wheelchair accessible Liberty Swing

Following successful advocacy efforts by Yarra Ranges Council, the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund has contributed $1 million to the project, in addition to Council’s contribution of $400,000.

The playspace will provide opportunities for family time, child play, community social interactions and physical health and fitness in one shared space.

The playspace is due to be completed by the end of March 2017, depending on weather conditions.

 

pathways-for-carersPATHWAYS FOR CARERS – WEEKEND WALKS

The Pathway for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or a mental health issue, an opportunity to share walks in Manningham, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges with other carers and to learn more about news, services, supports available to carers.

For further information and full schedule download the flyer

FIT TO CARE – FREE PROGRAM FOR CARERS TERM 1 SCHEDULE OUT NOW
A time for Carers to exercise, feel good, chat, connect and relax

Join us for a one hour fitness session, followed by healthy refreshments. Enjoy connecting with other carers and improve your fitness and wellbeing.

Where: The Yarra Centre, 2454 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction
When: 31st January to 28th March every Tuesday at 12.30pm (duration 1 hour)
What: A fitness program for carers with a group fitness trainer followed by light refreshments
Cost: FREE

Respite: If required, respite to attend this program can be arranged through the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222.

Download the flyer for further information

To RSVP please contact lifeAssist on 9239 2500.
Life Assist - Yarra Ranges Shire - Yarra Centre

VicEmergency Hotline 1800 226 226VicEmergency Hotline 1800 226 226

A new VicEmergency Hotline has been created for warnings, preparedness and recovery information, planned burns and more. The new hotline will replace the existing VBIL, SES Information Line, Victorian Emergency Recovery Information Line, and others from DEDJTR and DELWP. Streamlining all numbers to one consistent number will help ensure the community have timely access to information before, during and after emergencies.

Existing phones lines will still remain active but will simply forward to the new VicEmergency Hotline by mid November 2016.

Kindermusik - Interchange Outer East

KINDERMUSIK

Inviting children aged 0 to 6 with a disability to dance, play instruments, create and imagine, here stories, giggle and move to the music at Kindermusik with Interchange Outer East!

Session times – Wednesdays 10am – 11.15am at Kilsyth Baptist Church, 382 Liverpool Rd, Kilsyth Sth

For further information call 9758 5522 or download a flyer now.

DISCOVER – Step into kinder, step into prep…

FREE Early years Mornings at INSIGHT call 1800isight

For blind and vision impaired children (ages 3 – 6)

WHEN – Every Thursday 9.20am – 11.20am with Insight’s Junior Class teacher Hilary.
WHERE – Insight Education Centre for the Blind and Vision Impaired P-8 campus, 120 Enterprise Ave Berwick

For further information call 1800 474 448 or download a flyer

ASD Teen Social Group

ASD Teen Social Group 13 – 18 year olds

WHEN – Third Sunday of every month – 5pm – 8.30pm
WHERE – Kilsyth Club Canterbury Room – Cnr Canterbury Rd and Colchester Rd Kilsyth

For further information call 9758 5522 or download a flyer

HUNGRY FOR SUCCESS

Glen Park and Yarrunga are working in collaboration with EACH Youth and Family  on  a program targeting young people between 16 and 25 who are unemployed and not studying.  The whole purpose of the program is to provide employment opportunities in a social enterprise to those young people.

Any interested young people should contact EACH on 9871 1802 or 98712633 youthandfamilyvic@each.com.au

Teen ASD Social Group

If you are aged 13 – 18 years old (or still attending secondary school) come and join our teen social group. We meet on the third Sunday of the month. It is a great opportunity to eat out and meet new friends who have similar interests. This newly formed group is aimed to support ASD teens in social settings.

When – Third Sunday of every month – 5.00pm – 8.30pm Kilsyth Club, Canterbury Room cnr Canterbury Rd and Colchester Rd Kilsyth

For enquiries please contact Erin Weegberg at Interchange Outer East on 9758 5522 or teenasd@ioe.org.au

Villa Maria Catholic Homes Interchange - Outer East

MY TIEACHME GROUP – HEALESVILLE
Supporting parents of children with disabilities

Share ideas and experiences with other parents who understand the rewards and intensity of caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition.

  • Meet other parents like you
  • Socialise, have fun and hear from others
  • Find out about available community support

The Parenting Research Centre is the national coordinator of MyTime on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

MyTime flyer for Yarra Junction

MyTime Playgroup Victoria

Music Time at Wandin Seville Uniting ChurchCome and enjoy
Held at Wandin Seville Uniting Church Cnr. Beenak and Hunter Roads, Wandin. WEDNESDAY MORNINGS @ START TIME – 10.00am
Our small group music sessions are led by an experienced Kindergarten Teacher

Families enjoy songs/music for 45 minutes followed by snack time for the children. Morning tea is provided for the parents and Sessions are $8-00 per family

Enquiries – Phone 59619353 or 0439 401 847

Spectrum Journeys IncMaking Sense of the Senses – Understanding Sensory Integration
This workshop is aimed at Early Childhood Educators, Primary School Staff and Parents

Does your child have trouble sitting still? Put non edible objects in their mouth? Fidget? Make noise for noise sake? Take excessive risks in play? Have melt downs over small things like noises and clothes tags? Have fussy eating patterns? Have trouble with sleep? Struggle with social skills? Have difficulties with coordination? Have auditory processing difficulties? If you have answered yes to any of these questions it is likely your child has sensory processing challenges. If this sound familiar join us on Tuesday 19th July at 7pm. For further information down a flyer today.

Autism SpectrumAspect’s Positive Behaviour Support Workshops are FREE and open to eligible Parents and Carers of children and young adults who are aged 6-25 years of age, who are living at home and diagnosed with Autism. Parents & Carers are also encouraged to invite professionals who are supporting their family to attend the workshop with them. Professionals are eligible to attend if they are attending with and in support of an eligible parent/carer and also need to register their attendance via our website. Should you have any additional enquiries, specific training or other support needs, please contact our office on Email aspectvic@autismspectrum.org.au or Phone 03 9377 6600.