Ryan is a 30 year old man who has a moderate intellectual disability, epilepsy and an endocrine condition which affects his bone /muscle development. Ryan has been with Interchange Australia for over 10 years, he currently attends day Options 5 days a week, Respite 5 times a month and also has morning and afternoon support 5 days a week. Ryan really enjoys gardening, pruning, and absolutely loves getting outside to water the new vegetable garden beds every day that everyone has created at Travis house. In fact I caught him outside yesterday doing just that!
The Interaction between animals and humans has been proven to increase brain chemicals that decrease blood pressure and initiate relaxation. People with sensory disabilities have been seen communicating more easily with an animal, their experiences with animals encourages them to communicate further in their future interactions with humans. Animal’s assist people with autism and have been used as tools to learn vital communicational and social skills such as empathy and expressing love
Julie-Anne Maloney, a well-loved member of Interchange Australia Drama group ‘Stage Fright Players’, is a 39 year old woman with Autism.
Julie-Anne is a real achiever and gives everything a go, she really enjoys living in rural NSW and takes advantage if everything around her. She loves working with machines such as mowers and tractors, really enjoys learning new recipes….
Meet Amanda, Interchange Australia’s new rostering Coordinator.
I am a Bowral resident through and through, I was born and bred here in the Southern Highlands and I have stayed here my whole life. I love the atmosphere of the Bowral, country living but just busy enough to be lively, all my family is around me which makes it feel even more like home. I love how Bowral is close to the city and close to the coast, the perfect in-between location for all kinds of adventures, living and relaxation.
What a great school holidays it has been! Our Day Options Holiday Program was a huge success. We had a big variety of Holiday Adventures this June/July and everyone really enjoyed each day. We opted for COVID safe options due to the current situations and everyone had a really great time with all the different activities each day. Everyone cannot wait for the next school holidays full of friends, laughs, adventures and fun.
Here at Interchange Australia we pride ourselves on the wide variety of options we provide each and every one of our clients. From performing in a band, to nursing seedlings to full grown plants, then harvesting the plants to prepare and cook meals – we really enjoy and thrive to provide programs that suit everyone’s needs, wants and capabilities.
ASDESI Kids Klub endeavours to create environments where these children learn valuable skills, be around children more like themselves, don’t feel out of place, and be taken care of by qualified and experienced staff who understand their needs and abilities….