Abacus is a not-for-profit early intervention service for children diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) || Our ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) programs aim to help children with ASD develop the skills they require to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life.|The child-specific programs focus on increasing the intellectual academic, social and emotional behaviours of children with an ASD, so that they can more effectively learn in their social and educational settings, and require less professional care in the future.||Children's ABA programs are delivered on a 1:1 staff to child ratio and focus on the child having fun while he or she learns||Our team is committed to valuing each child's gains and ensuring that learning is individualised to suit each child and family.||Abacus also offers a service for all primary school aged students, in the form of centre-based or school based ABA sessions.||These sessions assist children who are having difficulty with social and academic skills at school.
* Family support, Disability care support, |* Parent / education groups, |* Peer parent support groups, Individual support packages, flexible support
Biala Peninsula supports children (0-12) with additional needs, delays and disabilities and their families. We work 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) and can offer services in the home, community or at our centre.
Our passionate team at Biala are constantly growing and building on services and programs based on the needs of the children and families we work with.
Some of our services include
Occupational therapist– supporting the development of a child’s independence in everyday activities including eating, dressing, toileting and a range of activities that are part of family life.
Physiotherapist- Their specialist knowledge can contribute to supporting a child’s development in the areas of movement, posture and balance.
Speech pathologist– A speech pathologist will work in supporting a child who has difficulties talking, understanding speech, stuttering, eating and drinking, swallowing or drooling.
Specialist Early Childhood Educators– Professionals who are trained in early years education are often part of ECEI teams, and assist families to understand their child’s needs and to provide opportunities and experiences that support their learning and development.
Music Therapy- Music therapists can help children improve their development through the planned and controlled use of music. Areas of development such as cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional development, communication, sensory and social skills can be improved.
Aquatic OT- Occupational Therapy in the Pool
Groups - various groups run to improve Speech, Motor & Social Skills
3 year old Kinder - Inclusive kindergarten program
Biala is a registered NDIS provider and can provide a range of supports including Daily Living, Core Supports and Support Coordination
You can also access Biala programs using Helping Children with Autism funding, Betterstart funding and Medicare, or you can choose to fund our programs privately.
* Individual support and choiced|* Group Support services|* Connect2work program provides a pathway for young people with a disability into developing the skills and abilities to seek for and attain employment. The ultimate purpose for each individual attending Connect2Work is for them to find employment relevant to a job they may be passionate about. They will be supported in finding diverse placement opportunities until they find something that matches to their likes, goals and life choices as an individual
The Opportunity Shop is staffed by volunteers
Individual advocacy for adults with a disability across metropolitan Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula.
We support children and young people and their families in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to build friendships, widen social networks, and promote inclusion to strengthen the bonds people have within their communities. For young people with a disability (0-30 years) who have an NDIS Plan we offer Support Co-ordination, Plan Management, Inclusion Support Workers to provide 1:1 support and skills training, and a Volunteer Match Program for friendship/mentoring.
Residential service with a current capacity for 9 adults with a disability||Community training and support service providing a range of 'day' programs to suit the individual needs of adults with a disability.||Provider of Individualised Support and Choice Packages.||VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
genU (formerly Karingal St Laurence) has been operating for over 60 years and is a leader in the provision of services for people with a disability. genU is short for 'generation you' as we are all about you. genU provides individualised planning for participants to support them in working towards their individual goals and aspirations in post school pathways and support, work skills, life skills, independent living skills, travel training, health and wellness, creative arts, volunteering, adventure (sports), recreation, and brand new gamer program. genU is a NDIS registered provider offering services including support coordination, SLES, social and community participation, adult holiday programs, children's community based respite, adult respite and disability accommodation. genU's vision is to build inclusive communities and does so through the creation and delivery of innovative services and supports that empower people to reach their full potential.
Residential service with a current capacity for 8 adults with a disablity||Focus Individualised support Services||Community support service providing a range of 'day' programs to suit the individual needs of adults with a disablity.||Provider of Outreach in home support||Respite Services
* Leisure Link Up is an Access for all Abilities (AAA) program which aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in community sport and recreation opportunities
The aim of M.I. Health is to improve and maintain the health status and quality of life of people who are homeless or people living in insecured accommodation||The program assists:|* People over 65+ years of age or younger with disability|* People with complex and chronic health needs|* Homeless people or those at risk of becoming homeless|* People who are not linked into services