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BUSHkids hits Gladstone: Free services for kids now available

A NEW early intervention service is helping children with disability in Gladstone access the vital support they need to reach their full potential.

BUSHkids supports the health and wellbeing of children and families in regional Queensland and recently opened a Gladstone office.

The not-for-profit organisation takes a holistic approach in improving the health and wellbeing of babies and children aged up to six years – along with their families and carers, and works to enrich the lives of children living with disability.

CEO Carlton Meyn said the organisation’s expansion and the opening of the BUSHkids office in Gladstone has allowed Gladstone Region residents to access a range of specialist services.

These include occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, psychologists and early intervention facilitators – can make all the difference to improving the lives of children with disability.

“Since BUSHkids first opened the doors of its office in January, it has already supported more than 60 local families,” Mr Meyn said.

“The NDIS approach to early childhood intervention means children can have better access to support that’s best tailored to their needs.

“BUSHkids is a great example of how the NDIS is making it easier for families and carers to access local support services for their children with disability.

 

View the full article written by Sarah Steger from The Observer here

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