Getting ready for big school

By Donna Jones and Natalia Carozzi, 21 January 2021 , Comments

With back to school time fast approaching, Northcott Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) facilitator Donna Jones shares some great tips for families whose children have reached the important milestone of going to big school. Your child may need extra comfort and support as well as plenty of rest in the first few weeks. Familiarity with… Read more...

Taking away the stress

After a lifetime of managing disability services for her two adult children Alex and Sui, accessing Northcott’s Coordination of Supports service has been life-changing for Janet. Her Northcott Support Coordinator Jo has not only found suitable supports for Alex and Sui, but handing tasks over has freed Janet up to spend more quality time with Read more...

Keeping you COVID-19 safe in 2021

NSW Health has asked us to change some of the ways that we deliver our services due to the new COVID-19 outbreaks in NSW. There are some new rules that everybody has to follow. These changes are designed to stop the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe. There are also some situations where Read more...

Kicking goals with a healthy mindset

Vocational Skills Training and Employment (SLEs) customers in Parramatta had the opportunity to attend a Healthy Mindset program designed and delivered by trainer and educator Chandu Bickford. Over a 10-week period, ten young people worked hard on setting goals and navigating through how to achieve them. The program covered aspects like developing self-awareness, managing change, Read more...

Keeping you COVID-19 safe over the holiday season

NSW Health has asked us to change some of the ways that we deliver our services due to the new COVID-19 outbreaks in NSW. These changes are designed to stop the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe.  Check to see if you have been to one of the places of concern.  As well Read more...

Wagga Wagga Teen Vacation Care Program

Date: 22 January 2021

Our Vacation Care service is designed for teenagers who want to increase their social and community skills through new experiences, make new friends, gain new skills and build their confidence all while having fun. Teen Vacation Care is delivered during school holidays from specialised school facilities for the teenagers’ safety and enjoyment with access to See event details

Hurstville Skills 4 Life 2021

Date: 9 February 2021

Our Skills 4 Life program is a skill-development service that empowers teenagers with disability aged 14 – 17 years to learn new skills, build confidence and develop independence, whilst also spending time with friends and learning to become independent. All activities are conducted in groups to encourage social interaction, team building and the formation of See event details

Coffs Harbour Skills 4 Life 2021

Date: 2 February 2021

Our Skills 4 Life program is a skill-development service that empowers teenagers with disability aged 14 – 17 years to learn new skills, build confidence and develop independence, whilst also spending time with friends and learning to become independent. All activities are conducted in groups to encourage social interaction, team building and the formation of See event details

Tamworth Breakaway Program

Date: 22 January 2021

Our Breakaway program is a skill-development program that empowers teenagers aged 14 – 17 years with the tools to: Build new skills Make community connections Have fun Develop Independence Join our Breakaway program and learn valuable life skills, whilst having fun with your peers, getting creative and participating in physical activities. Time: 9am to 3pm See event details

More opportunities for young people with disability to get future fit

Thanks to a partnership between TAFE NSW and Northcott, 13 school leavers with autism from the Hurstville area have gained valuable employment skills. These Northcott Vocational Skills Training and Employment customers completed a Statement of Attainment in Retail Customer Service, a short course offered by TAFE NSW. As part of the course, customers completed work Read more...

Seeing the ability in disability

Today we are celebrating International Day of People with Disability, a day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, celebrating their achievements and contributions. Aligned to International Day of People with Disability Australia’s invite to share messages of inclusion and diversity around ‘seeing the ability in disability’, we are Read more...

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