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.

Interchange Adventures, More Than Just Fun!

Interchange Adventures, more than just fun!

Humans are inherently social creatures, for as long as the human race has been in existence we have travelled, sought companionship and thrived in social groups.

People with disability can sometimes have a much smaller social circle and can become isolated due to their inability to travel without assistance, difficulty in communicating and networking with others, health and a need for support to participate in social activities. Feeling socially connected, especially in an increasingly isolated world is more important than ever.

Upcycling and recycling with Courtney

Interchange Australia runs a large range of programs focused around participants achieving both NDIS and personal goals. Many of these programs cross over with one another which helps our participants understand how each activity they take part in has a flow on effect in various other areas of life. Amongst these programs there is Be My Best which covers a range of different topics throughout the year addressing key issues one might experience throughout life. We help our participants with learning communication and social skills in various settings, how they can contribute to the community and we also cover topics like hygiene, personal care and safety.

Understanding Sexuality and People with Disability

Sexuality amongst people with a disability is often a topic left unspoken – but the more we talk – the easier it gets.

What actually is sexuality?

It is the way that people experience and express themselves sexually. We express our sexuality in many ways, through thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviours, practices, roles and relationships. Sexuality is integral to a person’s identity and develops throughout life, from birth to death. It is natural for people across all ages to express their sexuality through their behaviour.

Speaking with Interchange House Coordinator Angela Smith on digital client service delivery

I was a few moments late logging on, I knew the session had already started, but the internet had been playing up for months. I was greeted by a cacophony of noise and chaos as I tried to work out what was going on. It didn’t take me long. One of the clients was showing everyone her pet guinea pig, and it was causing huge excitement and laughter. It was a timely reminder how important our work is, even when delivering an online format…..