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By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Disability in the News
Limbs for Life Newsletter
Limb for Life is an organisation providing information and support to amputees and their familieswhile promoting an inclusive community.
 
The latest edition of the Limbs for Life Newsletter is now available on line.
 
Featured Articles: Ossur Mobility Clinic, Limbs for Kidss, Get the Facts Fact sheets, Amputee Support Groups and much more.
By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Disability in the News

Young carers encouraged to apply for study support funding Applications for the 2016 Young Carer Bursary Programme will open on 18 August 2015. The 2016 Young Carer Bursary Programme will deliver 333 bursaries worth $3,000 each to assist young carers up to 25 years old to continue studying and to relieve the financial pressure on them to work in addition to their caring. 

By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Disability in the News
Down Syndrome Victoria is the state wide peak membership organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families.  It is a not for profit organisation established to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to people with Down syndrome and their families.
 
Featured Articles: Senate Enquiry into Education of Students with a Disability, NDIS and Me Groups, Looking Ahead to Leaving School, and much more.
 
By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | For Carers
Gippsland Carers Association are a wholly voluntary Association of family carers and supporters of people with dependent disabilities, handicap, mental illness or aged frailty. If you care you are in!  Warrigal Carer Support Group Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
 
Time: 10am to 12pm
Date: Wednesday August 26th
Venue: Warragul Library
By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | For Carers

Parents, family and carers of children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder are warmly invited to attend the following meeting of the Inverloch and District ASD Support Group.  Our support group meets the first Wednesday of the month during the school term.  All welcome to join us for a cuppa and a chat while the kids can play in the playground.  We provide support, information sharing, and social get togethers.  Tea and Coffee Provided, no cost.

By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Event
Term 4 - Water Exercise
 
Time: 4:00 to 5:00pm
Date: Wednesday's from 7 October to 9 December 2015,
Cost: $4.40 per session
Venue:   Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre,
                McKean St, Bairnsdale
By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Event
Special Olympics Gippsland is one of the many Special Olympics programs around Australia transforming the lives of people with an intellectual disability through regular sport, competition and personal development. Our focus is on helping all people with an intellectual disability reach their personal best, regardless of their skills.
 
Currently in Gippsland Special Olympics supports athletes participate in Basketball, Swimming, Tenpin Bowling, Golf and Athletics.
 
By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Event

This program is parent-run and driven, so caters directly to the needs of kids with special needs in the local area. During the sessions a variety of games and activities are played to learn and develop new skills, activities are modified so that everyone can ‘have a go!’ Participants can also benefit socially by making new friends and feeling part of a team.  Modified equipment is available to suit a range of ability levels.

By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Event
Sailability Programs
Sailability is a sailing program for people with disabilities, providing sailing in a social, recreational and competitive activities.  Gippsland has a number of Sailability programs.
 
Sailability Gippsland
Recreational sailing from October to May each Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sailing Venue: Latrobe Valley Yacht Club, Hazelwood Pondage Morwell
Contact: Bruce James on 03 5633 2331 or mobile 0427 559 499
 
Sailability Wellington
By RiG | Mon, 10/08/2015 | Event
Gippsland All Abilities Social Group
Are you keen to go out and have fun, socialise and meet new friends on the last Friday of each month.   For adults 20+( who live in the Gippsland Region and are able to get to and from the activities themselves (unless specified). Carers are welcome if required.  Next activity is a meal at Traralgon Bowls Club this is open to meet new friends over a chat and meal.
 
Time: 12pm
Date: Friday August 28th, 2015.

Ph:1300 886 798
Email: respite [dot] gippsland [at] yooralla [dot] com [dot] au

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