PATH’s Inclusive Recreation Officer helps school-aged children and young people find recreational activities to suit their particular needs. These activities can be after school or in school holidays.
As with all young people, those with disabilities have lots of ABILITIES.
Sport and community participation can provide great opportunities to:
- INTERACT with others and MAKE FRIENDS
- INCREASE SELF ESTEEM
- EXPERIENCE SUCCESS
- Gain HEALTH BENEFITS
- LEARN new skills
- Become MORE PROFICIENT in their chosen activity.
Is a quarterly production published and distributed by PATH to over 2000 individuals and organisations. It aims to provide everyone with current information on services, activities and programs that are happening in the disability sector, as well as events that are taking place at a local level.
Due to the size of this edition, we are unable to post the complete newsletter. The link provided is for the first 6 pages, which includes information on community- based organisations providing food help over the Christmas break.
We have the last four editions available too as they contain quite a lot of information about the NDIS:
and more recent ones too.
The IT Club
The IT Club has been running successfully since early 2013. It provides an awesome experience for children aged 10-17 years who have Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism. The young people who participate in this program get weekly one-on-one mentoring in relation to their specific interest in IT, and subtly enhances their social skills.
IT skill development includes the following areas: Gaming and Games Development, 3D Animation, Making Apps – and more!
To find out more information please contact us.
- Books and DVDs on a range of topics, but specially addressing autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
- Sensory equipment – weighted toys, blankets and vests; small ‘fiddle’ toys – and more!
We have available free for loan an extensive range of books and DVDs, and a number of items of sensory equipment for children. Sensory equipment can be expensive to buy – and you don’t know if it is effective until your child has tried it. This way, you can try before you go to the expense of buying it.
Note: A small refundable deposit is required for the sensory items.
Carers Dare to Care Support Group
Are you an older carer, caring for an adult with a disability?
Feel like meeting with others in similar situations who will understand you?
Want to have the space to chat freely without judgment over a coffee?
You are welcome to catch up with other carers in the Carers Dare to Care Support Group. The important details:
Where: Maze Restaurant, Penrith RSL Club
8 Tindale Street, Penrith
When: 4th Thursday of the month
Come along any time between 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Contact: Joyce Bellchambers
Mobile: 0421 860 198
And have a look at PATH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PATHIncorporated