Who We Are
A community based not for profit Early Childhood Intervention service for young children 0-8 years. Our service caters for children with disabilities, developmental delays and those “at risk of delays”.
A family centred service, endeavouring to meet the needs of the family as a whole, not just the child as an individual. Families are an integral part of the early childhood intervention team and are resourced to become their child’s primary intervention worker.
Commencing in Dubbo in 1984 as a 3 day a week service with a part time teacher and an assistant we have grown to operate 5 days a week with a staff of 14 providing services to over 200 children and their families.
Some Government funds are received to provide services to children who have disabilities or delays in 2 or more areas.
Based in Dubbo, we provide educational and therapeutic services to the children residing in Dubbo and the surrounding towns of Wellington, Narromine, Warren, Trangie, Gilgandra and Coonabarabran.
We offer an integrated and co-ordinated service delivery through our team based approach. The team members have many years’ experience working with young children and their families. Our team is made up of:
- Speech Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Behaviour Support Therapist
- Family Worker
- Administration Assistant
Staff work in a collaborative way with the family and other professionals to enhance optimal learning opportunities.
We are committed to providing family centred practices to families who have children with disabilities & or developmental delays.
To empower families of young children with disability or developmental delay to be active participants in their communities.
The values of respect, diversity, rights, inclusiveness, and family centredness underpin our service delivery.
Our Strategic Goals
From our 2013 – 2016 strategic plan and in preparation for the changes in the disability landscape we have identified 3 strategic goals for implementation.
- To develop and maintain organizational systems that supports the organization in all its activities – governance, operational, human resources, policies and procedures, technology.
- To ensure that the programs and services meet the needs of the children and their families and those of best practice.
- To build maintain and enhance relationships with our stakeholders to support the work of early childhood intervention.