What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

8 August 2019 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) consists of five separate conditions: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Pervasive Development Disorder. All are lifelong developmental disabilities that affect how people behave and interact with the world around them to varying degrees. The main features of ASD are difficulties in: Social interaction and…

Maddie: Making the Most of Life!

7 August 2019 Maddie is a long-term client of Interchange Australia who lives a very active and fulfilling life. As structure and routine are very important to her, Maddie’s family have ensured that she is actively engaged in a wide variety of exciting activities. Some of her weekly activities include: a day program at Essential…

Living Independently with MS: Maureen’s Story

26 July 2019 Maureen has been a client of Interchange Australia for three years. She has Multiple Sclerosis and receives support services under the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) to assist her with daily living. Maureen also receives support coordination to assist her in managing and coordinating her supports. Support Coordination has not only assisted…

National Diabetes Week 2019

12 July 2019 National Diabetes Week National Diabetes Week runs from 14 – 20 July. The aim of the week is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes as part of the “It’s About Time” campaign, run by Diabetes Australia. What are the types of…

RockCan 2019

RockCan 2019 will be held at the Mittagong RSL Club on Saturday 21st September. Doors open at 3pm. The Hidden Wonders will be joined by two new Interchange Australia bands this year, our new girl group, ‘Strawberry Jam,’ and our Narellan band, ‘Under the Radar.’ RockCan 2019 will also feature two guest bands. Please stay…

RockCan 2019

27 June 2019 Since its beginning in 2009, RockCan has drawn bands together for the enjoyment of the local community. RockCan is a platform for young people with and without disability to showcase their musical talents. Many of our clients share a passion for music and the Interchange Australia music program offers people the opportunity…

Let Your Talent Shine at Interchange Australia!

21 June 2019 Music and drama are offered as part of our Day Options Program and as weekly evening classes. At Interchange Australia, we are delighted to see clients who engage in our weekly music and drama classes enhance their performance skills on an ongoing basis. We are passionate about showcasing the talents and abilities…

CHSP Funding Extension

14 June 2019 The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is an entry-level home help programme funded by the Australian Government. It is for older people who are mostly – but not completely – able to live and cope on their own, and don’t yet need higher levels of support at home. Support may also be…

The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub July 2019

The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub is more than just vacation care. Supervised by qualified and experienced staff, ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub offers activities for kids 6 – 18 years old and their siblings. It’s aimed at building skills and confidence of children and young people in a fun and safe environment. As always, we have…