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Firstchance offers two School Aged Programs:

  1. Strengthening Families
  2. Teen Time

Strengthening Families is a school aged program that supports families of children and young people with a disability (6-18 years) living in the Lake Macquarie area. The primary aim is to support the family unit including the parents/carers, siblings and the young person with a disability so that they develop the skills and confidence to advocate for their family to ensure their rights are respected. We offer the following services:

  • Information
  • Parent Training workshops Regular Newsletters
  • Support via home visits

Strengthening Families assists families with their decision making at key transition times, helps prepare for planning meetings at school or with other service providers and links families with support networks.

Teen Time offers vacation care and after school hours care at the Lakeside Special School for young people with a disability. Referrals are through NSW Family and Community Services – Ageing Disability & Home Care on 02 4978 6100.

For more information on any of Firstchance’s activities, call us on 02 4921 6277.