Hunter Connect – Support Service for Families of Children with Autism, Asperger, ADHD and related Disorders

Hunter Connect Families incorporated is a not for profit organisation established in 2009, run  by volunteer parents who have children with special needs  and people with a passion to support Parents, carers and siblings of children and adults effected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other Neurological disorders.

 

Services Provided-

Monthly Support Meetings:        Held in two locations in Newcastle and the Hunter. These meetings are aimed at encouraging and equipping Families with the knowledge they need to assist in the every day life. Each meeting generally has a focus and a guest speaker attends to discuss the topic of the meeting.

 

Social Skills Program:        Our current program is called Secret Agent Society, it is a break through program for children aged 8 – 12 yrs. The program helps children with ASD improve their Social and Emotional skills. Expressions of interest to rachael@hunterconnect.org.au

 

Siblings Programs:             giving siblings the opportunity to discuss what it is like to grow up with a brother or sister with a disability or illness.

This program provides tools for each child to be able to deal and cope with day to day life, school, and society.

This program is based on Kate Strohm’s Siblings Book and Program. For more information contact rachael@hunterconnect.org.au

 

Family Fun Events:             aimed at offering a non judgemental environment for families effected by Asd and other Neurological disorders to come and enjoy the company of other familes living in the same situation. These events are low cost and cater for Parents, carers, children effected by ASD and Siblings.

Family Camps:           Hunter Connect endevours to hold a family camp once a year.  Locations may vary but will always cater to our kids needs in the best possible way while being affordable.

 

Surfers For Autism:            an annual event help at Nobby’s beach Newcastle to help children and adults with ASD to overcome some of their sensory issues and have some fun in the sun, sand and surf.

While the day caters for up to 200 ASD kids and getting them in the water and surfing, we also look after Parents, carers and siblings with fun activities and raffles on the day

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