Taliyah amazes her family with her communication skills

Nassren is a mum of five living in Western Sydney. Her fourth child Taliyah turned 3 in September. Ten months ago, Taliyah wouldn’t speak. She would be very unsettled, having tantrums and crying more than Nassren had experienced with her three older children. Concerned about Taliyah’s development, Nassren went to a paediatrician, who suggested Taliyah Read more...

Getting out of your comfort zone and feeling the vibe!

Feel the Vibe is an interactive night for adults with disability and their support networks (e.g. families, carers, disability professionals) to learn all about sexuality in a fun and welcoming environment. This fabulous virtual event will feature topic talks on adult products, sex positivity, sexuality and the NDIS and sexual health. The event is hosted Read more...

Building connections in the Macleay Valley

As an NDIS early childhood partner, one of Northcott’s roles is to engage with local communities to build awareness about available supports, have discussions with families regarding children development, provide community links and connect families with services in the community. Tracy Farrawell is a Northcott NDIS early childhood Coordinator in the Mid North Coast and Read more...

Jonathan’s dream comes true

A qualified physiotherapist and an elite gymnast, Jonathan (Jono) Tang always aspired to be a Doctor. An accident while training, which resulted in quadriplegia, didn’t change that dream. Jono completed his Medical Degree at University of Sydney in 2020. He was a recipient of SpineCare’s Thomas K.F Taylor scholarship between 2017 and 2020. Jono says Read more...

Bouncing back from lockdown

Northcott will be holding its second online Giving Day on Tuesday 30 November. Your contribution will allow us to continue providing tailored support to significantly improve the quality of life for young adults with disability. Your donation will have a double impact thanks to generous corporate supporters who will match every donation received until 30 Read more...

Feel the Vibe Virtual Week

Date: 26 November 2021

Northcott’s Feel the Vibe Virtual Week is intended to be a series of fun, welcoming and interactive webinars for adults with disability to learn all about sexuality, sexual health and sexual fulfilment. The expo this year will look a little different, with ‘exhibitor stalls’ being replaced with topic talks on adult products, sex positivity, sexuality and the NDIS See event details

Getting ready for school and collecting big wins on the way

Wyatt and mum Cynthia live in Wauchope NSW. Wyatt is 3 and a half years old and he started preschool this year. With some experience working in day care, Cynthia noticed that Wyatt was a bit behind in his development in some areas, so she approached community health and got a referral to Northcott ECEI. Read more...

Moving out of home and embracing new experiences

Vindya is a vibrant, happy and enthusiastic young woman who enjoys trying out new experiences and being involved in different activities. She started attending Northcott’s Everyday Life Skills in Taree in 2018 and she moved to a Northcott’s Supported Independent Living house in Taree in September 2020. Northcott supported Vindya to transition smoothly out of Read more...

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