With the right supports, Tyson is thriving in Kindergarten

We met Tyson and his mum Tina in September 2019. At the time, Tyson was mostly non-verbal, displayed frequent escalated behaviours and was not progressing with his toileting or self-care abilities. He had limited play and social skills, and was struggling to engage with his peers. He had recently received a diagnosis of autism. Northcott Read more...

The right supports for a path to independence

Noah is a happy, bubbly kid who is about to turn 3.  When Noah was about 1 year old, his parents, who also have an older son, noticed some red flags, so they decided to see a specialist. “We saw two paediatricians who evaluated Noah, but they didn’t give us much information. After being referred Read more...

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...

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