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Make a splash at Northcott’s swimming carnivals

By Kate Reid, 26 February 2018 , Comments

As summer starts winding down there’s still time to make a splash at Northcott’s annual swimming carnivals. These carnivals give students from across Greater Sydney the chance to make new friends while competing in races against other kids with disability. Students can represent their school in races that range from 12m to 100m, while also… Read more...

My views on inclusion, marriage equality and Mardi Gras

Northcott customer Travis Bellamy was so stoked when the marriage equality law was passed that he decided he wanted to get involved in this year’s Mardi Gras parade! Northcott caught up with Travis to find out why a straight guy got so passionate about LGBTQI rights. “We all want to be included in society. I Read more...

Supporting your child to participate in winter team sports

Team sports can be a fun and healthy way to encourage socialisation while promoting an active lifestyle. However, for many kids with disability, group activities can be confronting. The noises and people can be hard to process, understanding the rules of play can be tricky and, if your child has a physical disability, some games Read more...

Shirls Wong shares her thoughts on Chinese New Year

Last week celebrations kicked off around the world to mark Chinese New Year. To learn more about the festivities, we spoke to Northcott customer and staff member Shirls Wong – who works as an Advisor for Inclusive Practice – to find out why Chinese New Year is such a great celebration for her and her Read more...

New Northcott office in Albury offers therapy services

When Northcott staff and customers in the Riverina area came together today for the official opening of our new office in the heart of Albury, we took the opportunity to introduce our locally-based therapists to the community. With almost 90 years as a disability services provider, Northcott has had a long history in delivering therapy Read more...

Northcott’s ABC of disability

Learn more about Northcott and disability with our ABC guide! Download a colourful version of the guide here. A is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI): Around 8% of Northcott’s customers identify as ATSI  . B is for Building skills: Learn new skills with us and gain independence. C is for Choice and Control: Read more...

How you can help Northcott to support people with disability

Northcott has been around for almost 90 years. One thing we’ve learnt in that time is that we couldn’t do what we do without the assistance of some very valuable supporters and team members. From volunteering to financial giving and careers, there is a range of ways you can become part of the Northcott story. Read more...

Emotion Management for Children and Teens with ASD

Date: 16 March 2018

Learn about emotion management for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from two of the world’s leading ASD experts at this full day workshop. Professor Tony Attwood is an international authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and ASD, and Dr Michelle Garnett devised the world’s first screening tool for AS. Together these two clinical See event details

Decipher the disability sector’s acronyms and abbreviations

Confused by NDIS, NDIA, NDS, SDA, SIL? We’re not surprised! The disability sector is rife with abbreviations, acronyms and jargon. This list should help you decipher some of the acronyms you are likely to come across when dealing with the disability sector. AAA Access for All Abilities AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication ABI Acquired Brain Read more...

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