The 5 Big Benefits of Creative Expression: Improvement of Mood | Boost Self-Esteem | Cognitive Function | Communication Skills & Social Life | Alleviates Stress & Anxiety|

The Arts (whether it be performing arts or creative arts) play an integral role as part of our Day Options program at Interchange Australia, the skills learned by our participants who take part in these programs coupled with the therapeutic benefits are instrumental in everyday life.

At Creative Creations we work with all forms of media throughout each year and encourage participants to experiment with using different techniques.

I Feel Very Fortunate to be Working at Interchange – Dianna’s Story

My name is Dianna and I work at the reception desk here at Interchange Australia. My role in reception is such a broad role it’s quite difficult to sum it up quickly. Kim and I work together in reception and I couldn’t imagine anyone better to share the role with. Our job is to be the physical face and voice at the Interchange Head office. We handle general enquiries, office needs, face-to-face reception enquiries, over the phone enquiries, general office support for other staff members, office event organisation, helping with any Support Worker enquiries and lots of other bits and pieces.

Cheftastics | A garden to plate approach, which teaches invaluable life skills.

At Interchange Australia our Day Options programs are based upon the key components which are aimed at improving participants’ quality of life.

Life & Learning | Education | Health & Wellness | Socialising & Leisure.

Cheftastics is a wonderful program held weekly across all Interchange Australia campuses which incorporates all of these key components.

ASDESI

The primary years are a critical phase in a child’s development |Know your strengths and abilities.

The ASDESI program is funded by the 4K and implemented by Interchange Australia and provides services and supports within the Wingecarribee Region which focus on social and emotional wellbeing, helping children, aged 6 to 16 years, with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders as well as their families gain an understanding of their world so they can function comfortably within it.  

Recycle | Upcycle | Restore, with Interchange Australia

In 2021 Day Options at Interchange Australia commenced a program through Working Wonders called “Recycling / Upcycling”.

Our participants are thoroughly enjoying learning about all aspects of this subject which demonstrates skills which can be transferred to their home life, and we are really seeing the results from improving communication skills, budgeting, negotiation skills, working with various materials, planning and creative thinking.

Making a Difference and Being Apart of a Local Business Making Such an Impact – Meet Jane our New Account Manager

Hello my name is Jane and I am a new account manager here at Interchange Australia. I am originally from Newcastle, living in Germany, Sydney and then settling here in the Southern Highlands 12 years ago with my clockmaker husband and two children. I have been with Interchange for just under 4 weeks now and it has been such a great experience for me so far. I come from a background of no experience in the disability sector and it is really incredible being opened up to a ‘new world’. I love learning about the disability sector and feel so lucky to be apart of something making a difference, and helping people with disabilities have access to what we take for granted in day to day life.