April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

20 April 2017 April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes April is the month for all of us to be more aware about Parkinson’s Disease which affects approximately 70,000 Australians. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is characterised by both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms.  While it cannot be cured, treatment…

Cooking Autumn 2017

Interchange Australia Cooking Group – The Mix Masters Join our Mix Masters cooking group and learn new recipes and cooking techniques. Use a variety of kitchen appliances and ingredients to create delicious meals to enjoy with friends. The delectable two-course meals you will create include pies, roasts, vegetable dishes, chocolate mousse and a lot more. If you…

Music Autumn 2017

Interchange Australia Music Offerings Whether your interest is playing in a band, learning an instrument or improving your singing voice, Interchange Australia can show you how. Band Class Join our band class and become a rock star! Singing, music theory, learning to play an instrument, and stagehand skills will be taught. Dates: Weekly on Mondays –…

Interchange Australia: Offering a Wide Range of Activities for NDIS Clients

13 April 2017 Interchange Australia: Offering a Wide Range of Activities for Clients – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall The introduction of the NDIS has brought a significant change to participants and their parents/carers lives. Many participants are reassured that their existing services have been retained whilst some have been given more choices to…

Drama Autumn 2017

Interchange Australia Drama Group – The Stage Fright Players Our talented actors of the Stage Fright Players will continue learning all the aspects of performance – including scripts, props and acting – in preparation  for their greatly anticipated production. The Stage Fright Players will perform their new production on Wed, 2nd and Fri, 4th August…

Gardening and Wellbeing

12 April 2017 Gardening and Wellbeing – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Lindy Alexander in a recent wellbeing article in the Sydney Morning Herald commented “it is hard to find a more potent symbol of regeneration than a garden.” She said that “gardening isn’t about success, it’s about discovery and hope.”  Gardening covers so many aspects…

ASDESI Update

6 April 2017 Autism Spectum Disorder Education & Information (ASDESI) Update – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall Recently, representatives from the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK) presented a cheque for $50,000 to go towards the Autism Spectrum Disorder Education Support & Information (ASDESI) program. These funds were raised from the 2016 Ladies…

Tips For Maintaining Brain Health

6 April 2017 Tips for Maintaining Brain Health – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Research suggests certain lifestyle and health factors are good for the brain, body and heart and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Keeping your brain stimulated, your body fit and your heart healthy is easier than you think.…

The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub

The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub – 11th April – 20th April ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub is more than just vacation care. ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub is offered during NSW school holidays with the aim to build social skills, have peer interaction and make friendships for children and young people with ASD aged 6-15 and their…