New research explores barriers for school leavers on the autism spectrum to transition to work – we want to hear your voice!

Researchers from Western Sydney University in partnership with Northcott, are conducting research to understand enablers and barriers in transition from high school to employment or further study for young people on the autism spectrum, especially those who are not eligible for NDIS funding. We are now recruiting people to participate in this project and we Read more...

Tales from Two: Anno and Dane

When does a photoshoot not feel like a photoshoot? When you’re hanging out with your mate, throwing a football and having a chin wag! That’s what a recent photoshoot was like for our Ballina customer Anno and his support worker, Dane. The pair, who are both Aboriginal, enjoy each other’s company and always have fun. Read more...

Doing a great job

When twin sisters, Penni and Kakra joined Northcott’s Vocational Skills Training & Employment service in Hornsby, the 21-year-olds were looking for support to build their confidence, learn skills for work and find a job. Early in 2020, with support from Northcott, the two young women secured their first paid employment. It’s a huge step towards Read more...

Supporting positive changes

Nineteen-year-old Stephanie finished high school in 2019. She started accessing Northcott Hornsby’s Everyday Life Skills service to support her to be more independent, learn new skills and access her community. The bubbly young adult, who has Down Syndrome, has thrived in the supportive environment, becoming more confident and making positive steps towards achieving her goals. Read more...

Celebrating participation and inclusion during Children’s Week

During the last week in October, every year we celebrate Children’s Week across Australia. A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels, to focus the attention of the wider community on children, their rights and achievements, and to celebrate the right of children to enjoy childhood. Each year Read more...

New innovative approach to disability housing

Northcott has partnered with Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Provider, AccessAccom, to deliver an innovative approach to disability housing. Sky Gardens is an exciting new development in the Sydney suburb of Ryde, and includes 10 purpose-designed apartments to the ‘High Physical Support’ SDA Standard, embedded as part of a larger residential community. There are eight one-bedroom Read more...

Everyday Life Skills Drop In Days

We are excited to have added new dates for drop-in day events across the state so you can experience Everyday Life Skills at Northcott. During these interactive sessions, you will be able to: > See our Everyday Life Skills day program in action and find out what it can offer you > Participate in activities and get a feel for the Read more...

Everyone deserves their voice to be heard

October is International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness month which is celebrated around the world. The goal is to raise awareness of AAC and to inform the the community about the many different ways in which people communicate using communication devices. The theme for this year is ‘Bridging the Silence through Solidarity”, and to learn Read more...

Achieving a big goal, one step at a time

When Northcott Campbelltown Physiotherapist Jess Hird started working with Bree, she had a very clear goal: to learn independent living skills to help with cooking, travel training and personal care to enable her to live on her own one day. When discussing this goal, Bree detailed that she would like to be able to access Read more...

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