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Party Plan

By Northcott’s Behaviour Support Team, 14 December 2017 , Comments

Christmas and the holiday season is a time for catching up with family and friends and attending community events, such as the popular New Year’s fireworks displays. For some, these events can be a source of stress and worry about how their family members will cope. Northcott’s Behaviour Support Team is very experienced in managing… Read more...

Hearing tips from Henry

Henry has a hearing impairment but he doesn’t let that hold him back in a noisy kitchen. Through various work experience placements, including in the kitchens at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital and Crossroads Hotel in Casula, Henry has learnt some strategies to help him and his work mates – despite the noisy exhaust fans, ovens, Read more...

Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarship Applications Are Now Open

Are you a wheelchair user who is looking for financial support with your tertiary studies, or know someone who is? Applications are now open for the 2018 Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarship. The scholarships, which are administered by the SpineCare Foundation, offer financial support for students who use a wheelchair for mobility and are looking Read more...

Leaving No One Behind

International Day of People with Disability is on Sunday 3 December and this year’s theme is based around the idea of creating a sustainable and resilient society for all. In more simple terms it is about making sure that no one is left behind.   Being left behind can happen in many ways and Northcott Read more...

Thrill seeker

Sydney-based Northcott customer Travis Bellamy like many other twenty-somethings wants to live life to the fullest, enjoy new experiences and have some fun. As part of his NDIS goal to develop everyday life skills and become more independent, Travis developed a plan and organised a trip to visit his sister in Queensland. He developed a Read more...

From our archives – Malay visitor smiles for Santa

This photo of a smiling Malay boy posing with Santa shows the long-standing tradition of a Christmas Santa photo. The story behind the image gives us a glimpse of how disability was approached in times past. For example, it was common in the 1950s and ‘60s for children from nearby British colonies to be sent Read more...

Top Tips for a Successful First Date

Asking somebody you like or who you want to spend more time with on a date can be daunting and stressful. But it’s doesn’t have to be! It’s important to remember that going on a date is just a way to get to know someone better and have some fun! Northcott’s relationships and sexuality expert Read more...

Taking the stress out of Santa photos

Christmas can be both an exciting and a stressful time for families with expectations around getting involved in the celebrations and rituals. One of those is the annual photo with Santa. Proud grandparents, demands from other family members, and peer pressure all can add to the stress of organising your child to have their photo Read more...

Communication assessors wanted

Date: 8 December 2017

Come to our information day to find out more about how you can get involved and apply for the role. Are you passionate about being able to communicate with everyone in your community? We’re looking for people to become communication access assessors. Your role will be to evaluate how well members of the community are able See event details

April Adult Recreation Guide

Date: 28 April 2018

Feel the Vibe – Expo – The Feel the Vibe expo aims to give people with disability aged 18 and over the chance to access information on sex, sexuality and sexual fulfilment and to assist them engage more in this area. The expo will involve exhibitor stalls, adult product displays and entertainment. It will be an See event details

March Adult Recreation Guide

Date: 28 March 2018

Mamma Mia – Mamma Mia – The Musical – featuring 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits! Date: Saturday 10 March Time: 11:00am  – 6:00pm NDIS: $144.69 Cost: tickets approx. $90-140. , OPAL card, money for lunch Meeting place: Westmead Train Station – Railway Parade, outside Michelle’s Patisserie Explore Darling Harbour – Join us as we visit Darling Harbour See event details

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