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Pancakes in the park to celebrate World Autism Day

People in Deniliquin and Finley have been invited to enjoy pancakes and fun activities to help show their support for autism awareness.

As part of local celebrations for World Autism Awareness Day, Intereach Ability Links and Kurrajong will be hosting free Pancakes in the Park events in both Deniliquin and Finley to build community awareness and understanding of autism. Activities on the day will include games, balloon release and a group art project along with free, yummy pancakes! There will also be a musical performance by Serhiy at the Deniliquin event.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects how people communicate and interact with others, and also how they view the world. In Australia as many as one in 100 people have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and as many as 21 million people worldwide are directly affected.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Within the general community Autism is often wildly misunderstood. Autism Awareness Day is a chance to recognise those people who are on the spectrum, their accomplishments, strengths and struggles as well as their contribution to our community. We hope Pancakes in the Park encourages people to show support for those living with the effects of Autism and to discuss and understand what we can all do to be more inclusive of people and families who live with Autism.”

For more information about Pancakes in the Park in Deniliquin contact Jenny, Intereach Ability Links, on 03 5890 5233. For more information about the Finley event contact June, Intereach Finley Community Hub, on 03 5890 6200.

Intereach is a not for profit community based provider of services to regional, rural and remote communities throughout Northern Victoria and the Riverina Murray region of NSW. They work alongside children, families, older people, carers and people with a disability by providing information and support, delivering a range of services or linking people with another service that can better meet their needs.

 

Deniliquin Pancakes in the Park

Date: Thursday 19 April 2018
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Location: RSL Park, Deniliquin
Cost: It’s free!

 

Finley Pancakes in the Park

Date: Thursday 19 April 2018
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Location: Finley Memorial Park, Berrigan Road
Cost: It’s free!

 

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Community Hub Happenings

Do you live in the Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Finley, Corowa or Hay region? Drop by the local Community Hub.  There are plenty of activities, events, visiting services, information and support on offer at the Intereach Community Hubs where you live.

Click below to download a complete list of information.

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FREE all abilities drama classes in Albury

Local people have been invited to register for FREE drama classes in Albury.

The weekly classes, a partnership between Intereach Ability Links and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, are suitable for people of all levels of experience and ability.

Participants will learn characterisation, improvisation, mime, vocal techniques, movement and physical theatre.

The classes are accessible and inclusive and participants from all backgrounds are welcome. However, all participants must be aged over 16 years.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “What a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and have some fun! Drama is not only a fabulous way to express yourself, it also supports a variety of other every day skills like communication, creativity, focus, fitness, emotional release, social skills, confidence and team work. No experience is necessary, just a sense of adventure!”
Bookings are essential and places are limited. Classes will commence on Tuesday 17 April.

 

Class details

 

WHEN: Tuesdays from April 17
TIME: 11.00am – 12.30pm
WHERE: Flying Fruit Fly Circus, 605 Hovell St, South Albury, NSW, 2640

To find out more, or to make your booking, contact Jarrod at Intereach Ability Links on 02 6051 7856.

 

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NDIS Loddon (VIC) News

Want to know more about the NDIS? Wondering where iVan is visiting this month? Read on!

 

Where is iVan?

The LAC Loddon team will also be out and about in iVan the Information Van during March to answer your questions.

You can find the team at:

 

CASTLEMAINE

Date: Thursday 5 April 2018

Time: 10am – 12pm

Where: Castlemaine IGA, Cnr Hargreaves and Mostyn St, Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

PYRAMID HILL

Date: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Time: 11am-1pm
Where: Pyramid Hill Neighbourhood House, 43 Kelly St, Pyramid Hill, VIC, 3575

KYABRAM

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Time: 3pm-5pm
Where: Kyabram Woolworths, Union St, Kyabram, VIC, 3620

CARISBROOK

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm
Where: Carisbrook Supermarket, 20 Green St, Carisbrook, VIC, 3464

ELMORE

Date: Monday 30 April 2018
Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Where: Elmore IGA, 72-76 Railway Place, Elmore, VIC, 3558

 

NDIS 101 Community Information Workshops

These information workshops are designed to help people with disability, as well as their families and carers, get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The sessions will cover topics such as:
• What is the NDIS and how does it work?
• What kind of support can I access through the NDIS?
• Accessing the NDIS
• The roll out of NDIS in the Loddon area

GISBORNE

Date: Thursday 19 April 2018
Time: 7.00pm-9.30pm
Where: Macedon Range Health, 5 Neal St, Gisborne, VIC, 3437

Date: Thursday 24 April 2018
Time: 10.00am-11.30am
Where: Macedon Range Health, 5 Neal St, Gisborne, VIC, 3437

Date: Thursday 24 April 2018
Time: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Where: Macedon Range Health, 5 Neal St, Gisborne, VIC, 3437

 

NDIS Plan Implementation Workshops

These workshops aredesigned to help people with disability, as well as their families and carers, understand the next steps once they have received their approved NDIS plan.

The workshops will cover topics such as:
• Understanding your plan
• How to use MyGov
• How to update your details
• Searching providers
• Service agreements

The workshops will be delivered by Local Area Coordination staff from Intereach. This is an opportunity for you to bring your questions along and have them answered by staff members.

BENDIGO

Date: Friday 6 April 2018
Time: 1pm-3pm
Where: Intereach Office, 384 Hargreaves St, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

ECHUCA

Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Time: 1pm-3pm
Where: Intereach Office, 203-205 Hare St, Echuca, VIC, 3564

 

Scheduled Review Workshops

 

BENDIGO

Date: Friday 6 April 2018
Time: 1pm-3pm
Where: Intereach Office, 384 Hargreaves St, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

ECHUCA

Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Intereach Office, 203-205 Hare St, Echuca, VIC, 3564

 

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