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Disability Policy & Programs Parent Forum (DECD)
A new support program for expectant and new dads, provided by the SA Mental Health Commission.
We often talk about the fact that new mums can struggle with postnatal depression, anxiety or even just tiredness and stress. But, we often forget that new dads are also experiencing a radical change to their lives and can have their own set of struggles as they navigate caring for their newborn and it's mother.
SMS4dadsSA is a new initiative, developed in partnership with the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle. It is designed to provide expectant and new dads with information, support and connections via frequent text messages to connect them to online services.
New NAB AFL AAA Auskick Centres in South Australia
Have your say about special education policy in South Australia!
Parents and carers of children and young people with disability are invited to the Disability Policy and Programs Parent Forum, run by the Department for Education and Child Development.
When? 9:30am-2:00pm, Wednesday 21 March in Henley Beach.
Register by this Friday: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 08 8235 2871.
One Culture Football for Children & Teens with Disabilities
NAB AFL AAA Auskick is an Access All Abilities Auskick Centre aimed at providing opportunities for children who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to play Auskick in 2017. AAA Auskick centres are supported by SANFL staff and aim to ensure every child, regardless of their ability has the chance to play the game they love.
New 'Communications Milestones Kit' for 12mths-5yrs | Speech Pathology Australia
School holiday football (soccer) programs in January 2018, plus other inclusive programs running throughout the year for children & teens with integration difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, medical issues or illness, sensory disability, developmental delay, intellectual disability, speech and language delay, Down syndrome, physical disability and cerebral palsy or other brain injuries.
One Culture Football deliver "Inclusive Football Programs" which gives opportunities for people living with a disability or condition to be engaged in regular football coaching and games. The program focuses not only on football but on gross motor skills but also self-confidence, self-esteem and health and wellbeing.
Coles Quiet Hour SA Rollout
Speech Pathology Australia has produced the new “Communication Milestones Kit” to provide information for parents and carers about the role of speech pathologists. The kit also assists parents and carers to find a speech pathologist if they are unsure about whether their child is having difficulty with his or her speech, language and communication. The kit includes a poster, information sheets and information about how to find a speech pathologist.
Positive Parenting Series at the Effective Living Centre
Coles has announced the SA rollout of its 'Quiet Hour' program, designed to make shopping easier for those with autism spectrum disorder and sensory aversion.
Quiet Hour now happens every Tuesday between 10.30am and 11.30am at the Anzac Highway, Mount Barker, Park Holme, Port Pirie and Tea Tree Plaza Coles stores.
For our parents of young teens and pre-teens, there are two upcoming sessions at the Effective Living Centre, Wayville, as part of their Positive Parenting series:
Eight Going on Eighteen - Parenting Pre Teens 2 - 25th October
Relating to School Transition (moving to high school) - 1st November