The Power of Art… – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Julie Doran

Art is a very individual activity even in a workshop. The artist enters their own little world, a world full of possibilities. Art stimulates the creative mind and allows the artist to isolate themselves from reality in a positive way. It also provides mental rest that lowers stress, generates relaxation and feelings of happiness …<Read More>

 

Puppetry: A Fantastic Cultural and Artistic Pursuit – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy

Puppetry as an artistic and cultural activity is a wonderful medium for people with a disability to explore their imagination, express their creativity and learn new artistic skills. Our clients were fortunate to learn skills under the professional guidance of Sue and Steve from Sydney Puppet Theatre at Sutton Forest recently…<Read More> 

 

ASDESI: Education, Support and Information for Children With ASD and Their Families – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. The ASDESI program uses a family-based model to identify ASD-related challenges and to develop collaborative family strategies to manage these challenges. Parents are supported and empowered to become the ‘expert’ and to optimise their capacity in supporting their children to achieve their potential…<Read More>

 

Enriching Support Services for Autism – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall
The ASDESI program was initiated by the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK) and provides a range of services for families in the Wingecarribee shire caring for a young person (up to the age of 18 years of age) with ASD. Depending upon client’s needs and eligibility under the NDIS and/or ASDESI to receive services we can offer supports to improve your daily life and increase your opportunities to experience a wide range of engaging exciting activities…<Read More>

 

Autism: Aidan’s story

28% of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  participants have autism, making it the second largest disability group in the NDIS.  Interchange Australia understands that each person diagnosed with ASD has different challenges, strengths and abilities. Our aim is to provide support services so that people can reach their full potential…<Read More>

 

The Benefits of the Joining the ASDESI Program – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall
The Kollege of Knowledge for Kids (KKKK) and Interchange Australia work together to support families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Spectrum Disorder Education Support & Information (ASDESI) program provides coordinated programmes including an eligibility assessment, early intervention, respite, and social support for families with a child with ASD…<Read More>

 

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 Luncheon, an annual event where women gather to show their support for this very valuable service for families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...<Read More>

 

The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall

The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub is more than just vacation care. Held during school holiday periods, ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub activities are designed to build skills, confidence and peer interaction of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in  a fun and safe environment…<Read More>

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder and ASDESI – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. It is estimated that one in 100 people has autism: that’s almost 230,000 Australians and it affects almost four times as many boys than girls. ASDESI (Autism Spectrum Disorder Education, Support and Information) is a support program managed by Interchange Australia to provide services to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ASDESI program was initiated by Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK) and provides a range of services for families caring for a young person (up to the age of 18 years of age) with ASD…<Read More>

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent’s Perspective – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Rebecca Lackenby

My son Joey was diagnosed with autism in November 2016 at the age of eight. As for many families, this diagnosis did not come easily. One positive of this diagnosis is that Joey was introduced to the ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub…<Read More>

 

World Autism Awareness Day – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Rebecca Lackenby

World Autism Day is held each year on 2nd April. The aim of the day is to bring individual organisations assisting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder from around the world together to aid in research, diagnosis, treatment and generating overall awareness of those with the disorder and those looking for help. Interchange Australia participated with information stalls at Springett Arcade in Bowral on 1st April and Highland Marketplace in Mittagong on 2nd April to provide people with information about its ASDESI Program (Autism Spectrum Disorder Education Support & information)…<Read More>

 

ASDESI – Support for Children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Rebecca Lackenby

Initiated by the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK), ASDESI is an Interchange Australia program providing services to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ASDESI program provides a range of services for families caring for a young person (up to the age of 18 years of age) with ASD…<Read More>