Intervention Support

Diagnostic Assistance

Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) was established as a support and network and advisory service to empower children with Autism and their families through knowledge and support, and to positively impact and influence their children's social and emotional development

AASS has the legal status as a not for profit incorporated charity. AASS relies on funding grants, donations and sponsorships to meet its operational costs. Despite these financial obstacles AASS has grown in size and been able to expand its range of service delivery. Services include:

  • NDIS provider
  • Support groups
  • Early years therapy and support playgroup
  • Social skills and therapy group
  • Young adult social group
  • Autism library
  • AASS House
  • Assessments and diagnosis
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Behaviour Management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy/Play
  • Social Skills Therapy
  • Young Adult Social Group
  • Parent supports in English and Arabic
  • Professional development
  • Sensory toy and resource shop
  • 24 hour Autism hotline

Visit http://aass.org.au/Services/#SupportGroups  or call/email 9601 2844 info@aass.org.au to ask any questions

Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties.

These include conditions such as ADHD, high functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays. The children are often anxious, have trouble communicating and interacting with others, and many have behavioural issues. In the later years they are often challenged in literacy, numeracy and impacting on their ability to complete education and participate in the community.

They offer services such as:

  • Assessments
  • Early intervention
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Educational support
  • Psychology programs
  • Counselling (child and parent)
  • School holiday programs
  • Preschool
  • Out of school hours care
  • Parenting programs
  • Parent and child programs

Visit www.learninglinks.org.au and click on ‘Services’ to learn more

Support Services

Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) was established as a support and network and advisory service to empower children with Autism and their families through knowledge and support, and to positively impact and influence their children's social and emotional development

AASS has the legal status as a not for profit incorporated charity. AASS relies on funding grants, donations and sponsorships to meet its operational costs. Despite these financial obstacles AASS has grown in size and been able to expand its range of service delivery. Services include:

  • NDIS provider
  • Support groups
  • Early years therapy and support playgroup
  • Social skills and therapy group
  • Young adult social group
  • Autism library
  • AASS House
  • Assessments and diagnosis
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Behaviour Management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy/Play
  • Social Skills Therapy
  • Young Adult Social Group
  • Parent supports in English and Arabic
  • Professional development
  • Sensory toy and resource shop
  • 24 hour Autism hotline

Visit http://aass.org.au/Services/#SupportGroups  or call/email 9601 2844 info@aass.org.au for more information

With I am able, the choice is yours. Every day Break Thru People Solutions provides tailored and innovative experiences for thousands of people with disability, mental health, employment and training support needs. I am able allows customers to choose from a range of services and develop a package to reflect your interests. A person-centred planning approach is central to working with you in an individualised way. This means experiences and supports are targeted to best suit your needs. Supports may include assistance with:

  • Integration   into School/Educational Program
  • Daily   Personal Activities
  • Travel/Transport   Arrangements
  • Accommodation/Tenancy
  • Daily   Living and Life Skills Development
  • Household   Tasks
  • Community,   Social and Civic Participation
  • Plan   Management
  • Travel   Training
  • Employment
  • Behaviour   Support
  • Therapeutic   Supports
  • Early   Childhood Supports
  • Physical   Wellbeing

Visit https://breakthru.org.au/services/

CatholicCare Sydney is the official welfare agency of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney, delivering more than 140 programs in the areas of ageing, dementia and disability care; employment, education, training and support services; and children, youth and family services.

Throughout life everyone is presented with challenges, stress and anxiety. Talking to one of CatholicCare’s professionally qualified counsellors can help you to face – and overcome – these challenges by addressing a range of emotional, psychological and social difficulties. Services for counselling include:

  • Counselling services
  • Family counselling
  • Individual counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Men’s counselling

Visit: https://www.catholiccare.org

Delivers payments and services and provides services at times of major change for:

  • seniors
  • job seekers
  • students and trainees
  • families
  • carers
  • parents
  • people with disability
  • Indigenous Australians, and
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Visit:  https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink and either choose the reason for your visit from the  tabs below. To speak to someone click on  ‘Contact Us’ or call  136 150 (families),  131 202(multilingual),  136 380 (indigenous) or  136 240 (self-service)

Disability Services Australia is a registered NDIS service provider with experience in the Hunter trial site and a strong presence in Sydney’s south west. They offer a range of services which help people to live the life they choose at home and in the community, through training and education and through employment.

DSA’s Specialist Intervention Service specialises in intervention & consultancy services for children, adolescents and adults with a disability and their families.

Their trans-disciplinary team of consultants includes psychologists, speech pathologists, special educators and social workers who are experienced in providing clinical support to people with developmental, physical, psychiatric, and neurological disabilities.

Their early childhood intervention services for children aged 0 - 6 years include:

  • positive   behaviour support (home or school based)
  • psychology   and speech pathology
  • applied   behaviour analysis
  • autism   education & training
  • alternative   and augmentative communication/ social stories
  • skills   development (social, toileting, communication, PECS)
  • transition   to preschool / school
  • behaviour and communication assessments
Visit www.dsa.org.au or call/email 1300 372 121 customerconnections@dsa.org.au for more information

Fairstart Early Intervention provides a range of intervention supports that are designed to meet the individual needs of the child, their families and communities, in order to promote development, wellbeing and community participation. Fairstart works in partnership with families and service providers to support the development and inclusion of young children with disabilities in their natural environments and in their everyday experiences and activities.

Fairstart Early Intervention assists families to learn how to support and nurture their child’s development, and how to adapt positively to having a child with a disability or a developmental delay. Families are empowered to embrace this crucial period of early childhood development by providing positive learning experiences that lay the foundations of future development.

Fairstart Early Intervention:

  • Provides information and support that addresses the individual needs of the child and family
  • Delivers regular play-based education and therapy sessions based on the individualised family service plan (IFSP) and individual educational plan (IEP)
  • Administers standardised and play-based assessments for children
  • Provides transition support for children and their families to the next educational setting
  • Supports families to access other services
  • Collaborates with local early childhood education and care services, other child and family services and the broader community to improve access and participation of children with disabilities and developmental delays
  • Provides translation and interpretation services for families where English is not the first language
  • Provides education, training and workshops for families through Hanen-trained facilitators and Stepping Stones Triple P practitioners

Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/info/20034/children_and_family_services/640/fairstart for more information

The Junction Works delivers mainstream and specialist disability, youth, children's and community services in South West Sydney, that are designed to improve the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable people. At The Junction Works our aim is to build happier, connected and engaged communities in south-west Sydney through a range of services and supports designed to meet your needs and help you pursue your goals. Services include:

  • Disability support
  • Children’s disability support
  • Community services
  • Young people
  • Holsworthy OOSH and Vacation Care

Visit www.thejunctionworks.org for more information

KidsXpress is a program that addresses the link between childhood trauma and adverse life outcomes. The KidsXpress Group Expressive Therapy Program utilises music, art, drama and play therapies to help children address traumatic life challenges. Fully approved as an Evidence-Based Program by the DSS, and facilitated by qualified therapists, this targeted group-based program enables children to express themselves in a safe and supported space. Delivered weekly over a school term, participation is by referral only.

Visit www.kidsxpress.org.au or speak with the Western Sydney Program Manager, David Anthony dave.anthony@kidsxpress.org.au

Koorana is a community owned non-profit organisation, established over 40 years ago, who provides early education as well as child disability services across the Inner West and South West areas of Sydney.

Koorana provides diverse services to give you the skills and support your family needs for your children to happily and confidently learn, make friends and reach their potential.

They offer services such as:

Service and transition support

  • Home and community based learning
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • SIBs club
  • MyTime- for carers

Koorana’s occupational therapists can support your child to develop their independence through self-care, social, coordination and concentration skills.

Visit  http://www.koorana.org.au/services  for more information

Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties.

These include conditions such as ADHD, high functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays. The children are often anxious, have trouble communicating and interacting with others, and many have behavioural issues. In the later years they are often challenged in literacy, numeracy and impacting on their ability to complete education and participate in the community.

They offer services such as:

  • Assessments
  • Early intervention
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Educational support
  • Psychology programs
  • Counselling (child and parent)
  • School holiday programs
  • Preschool
  • Out of school hours care
  • Parenting programs
  • Parent and child programs

Visit www.learninglinks.org.au and click on ‘Services’ to learn more

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian community service organisation that has been helping people to regain their independence for over 155 years. They offer a wide range of integrated solutions over the long term, through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. Their nationwide team of over 3,500 staff uses different approaches, often applied in unison and inspired by Christian values.

Happy Healthy Minds (the Liverpool Family Mental Health Service) is an early intervention program that provides free short term and long term assistance to children and young people living in the Liverpool local government area at risk of or affected by a mental health problem. Assistance is provided to children and young people 0 - 18 years and their families living in the Liverpool LGA who are at risk or affected by mental health issue.Children or young people under the care of state child protection agency are not eligible for this service. However, families and children who have come to the attention of the child protection system but are not receiving structured intervention, and young people leaving out of home care are eligible.

In addition to individual counselling, the Happy Healthy Minds team also offer universal and targeted group programs aimed at increasing knowledge and skills to support improved health and wellbeing that include building resilience, reducing anxiety and tackling bullying.

Visit www.missionaustralia.com.au

Or call 9732 6500 for more information.

MyTime is a national program, with groups located all around Australia.  It’s funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services and coordinated nationally by the Parenting Research Centre. In NSW there are 3 coalitions which manage over 50 MyTime groups.  They are Tresillian Family Care Centres; Playgroups NSW and Learning Links.

The aim is to bring parents and carers of children 0-18 years, who have a disability, together to share information and build a network of people who are going through similar circumstances themselves.  Having other parents to talk to, helps in so many ways.

If you would like to enquire about groups running in Liverpool, please speak with Melissa on 0418 162 544 or mmcotterill@bigpond.com

The full list of MyTime groups can be viewed at https://www.mytime.net.au

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian - for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

Our priority is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need. The changes that are required to existing disability support systems are significant. Arrangements are being made to ensure the scheme can be introduced gradually, ensuring a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers. For more information about service providers visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/document/finding-and-engaging-providers/find-registered-service-providers

Settlement Services International (SSI) is a community-based, not-for-profit humanitarian organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlementaccommodationasylum seeker assistancemulticultural foster caredisability support and employment services in NSW.

SSI is committed to ensuring that people in vulnerable communities in NSW are supported and resourced to fulfill their potential as members of the Australian community. Services include:

  • Humanitarian
  • Settlement support
  • Child and family
  • Ignite small business start ups
  • Housing services
  • Ability links NSW
  • Employment services
  • Community engagement
  • Future ability
  • Arts and culture program
  • Parents Next
  • Community hubs
  • Youth

Visit https://www.ssi.org.au

SPARK is a settlement support program of the St Vincent de Paul Society for newly arrived refugee and asylum seeker families. SPARK partners with primary schools in Western Sydney, and uses volunteers and other community organisations to support the settlement of newly arrived families and create opportunities to engage with local communities.

SPARK inspires inclusive communities by creating opportunities for newly arrived and settled families to meet and build meaningful connections.

Our work includes:

  • Providing children with educational,   aspiration building and recreational programs
  • Providing parent programs,   workshops and events that offer opportunities to build educational and   language skills, increase social connection and provide support and referrals
  • Building the capacity of the   community to support the settlement of newly arrived families. We do this by   partnering with and offering training to local schools, community   organisations and bilingual workers.

Visit www.spark.vinnies.org.au or call 4621 5557

The Shepherd Centre know how important it is for children with hearing loss to gain access to sound as early as possible to help them build a spoken-language future.

This is why they offer a suite of programs and services that can be tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each family.

Our programs and services enable families living with hearing loss to build support networks, access state-of-the-art resources and help their child develop age-appropriate language, listening and social skills.

The research we perform informs and backs up our programs and services, providing families with the latest news and information on childhood hearing loss.

Our programs offer:
* support networks between families living with hearing loss
* language, listening and social skills development for children
* access to sound via our cochlear implant program
* social, intellectual, emotional and physical development for children
* support and resources for families living in rural and remote areas

Visit http://shepherdcentre.org.au/how-we-help/getting-started/

Or contact (02) 9370 4400 or enquiries@shepherdcentre.com.au for more information

Uniting offer services for:

  • Children and young people: early learning, newpin,   family and community engagement, homelessness services, foster care,   aftercare for young people, drop in centres for young people, disability   services, counselling, mediation, therapy intervention and support
  • Adults
  • Older people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders services: including Jaanimili- Birrung Gurung Intensive Family Support which   offers support with managing behavioural problems, building parents   confidence, managing stress, living with the effects of a child’s disability,   planning daily routines, safety planning, linking to specialist services, case management, intensive support for 16 weeks and parent advocacy.
  • Carers
  • Training and education
  • Disability services
  • Counselling and mediation

Visit https://uniting.org/services

Or call 8796 9100