Firstchance is a not for profit organisation that provides early intervention and school aged programs for children aged 0-9 years with a disability or developmental delay, and their families.

We are a multidisciplinary team with significant expertise in assisting children with a range of disabilities – and this includes developmental delay, autism, chromosomal disorders and genetic conditions.

Based in Newcastle, Firstchance has been serving the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens region for over 40 years.

Our Vision

Is a diverse and inclusive community for children and families

Our Mission

To provide a wide range of support, specialised information and services that are designed to meet the goals and aspirations of children, young people and their families.

Our Values 

• Integrity
• Inclusion
• Commitment
• Respect