Supporting young people to thrive in the workforce

All across Northcott there’s young people using their abilities to smash those tiring disability stereotypes. Whether it’s learning new skills, making new friends, or seeking out new adventures, Northcott is proud to support young people to create the life they wish to live. One of our most popular and successful programs is Vocational Skills, which Read more...

Getting organised if your child is due to commence school in 2019

Starting school is a significant milestone for children and their parents. In NSW, by law, all children must be in compulsory schooling by their 6th birthday. This means that if you have a child turning five later this year, it’s time to start thinking about their next stage of learning. Being organised and preparing yourself, Read more...

How I’m making my career dreams a reality

What will I do when Ieave school? How do I get a job? What job can I physically do? Are you an adult or teenager reading these words and relating to each one of these questions as you recognise the all too common feeling that you are stuck in terms of finding work? Well as Read more...

Get crafty these school holidays

School holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking of activities to keep the kids entertained. When it comes to choosing a project, there’s plenty of ways to incorporate fun and learning in the one activity. For example arts and crafts, which support development of  your child’s fine motor skills, Read more...

Feel the Vibe: Lifting the lid on disability and sexuality

There are very few places where the subject of disability and sexuality is openly discussed. Northcott aims to change that with our flagship event Feel the Vibe. Since the first Feel the Vibe expo in 2014, Northcott has earned a reputation for providing high quality services around disability and sexuality, so much so that in Read more...

Understanding ‘why’ supports Autism acceptance

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a medical label given to people who may experience the world differently because their brain is ‘wired’ a certain way. This ‘neurodiversity’ is seen by many people with ASD as a strength. When Kaela’s 11-year-old son Lachie was diagnosed with ASD, she felt relief. “I was relieved there was Read more...

A farewell filled with pride and confidence

As Northcott Board member Tony Abrahams resigned from his position on the Board at the end of February, he felt proud for the organisation for which he has served as a Director for more than seven years. He was also confident that Northcott will continue to evolve, and enjoy a healthy, sustainable future.   “It Read more...

Becoming epilepsy aware

March is Epilepsy Awareness month and Epilepsy Australia states that 10% of the population are at risk of experiencing a seizure in their lifetime and 3-4% will go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy. According to Epilepsy Action Australia while epilepsy doesn’t necessarily cause disability, disability is commonly the cause of epilepsy. Northcott customer and Read more...

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