Maroochydore Pop Up Playgroup Recap

Maroochydore Pop Up Playgroup Recap

Pop up playgroup fun.

We had a great turn out for our pop-up playgroup in Maroochydore yesterday.

The playgroup held in Cotton tree park was part of our celebrations of Disability Action Week on the Sunshine Coast. Thanks to all the families who joined us, the kids had a great time!

Photos from the Maroochydore Pop Up Playgroup - Cotton Tree Park

BUSHkids officially launches three new NDIS ECEI Service Centres in Maroochydore, Hervey Bay & Gympie

BUSHkids officially opened three new NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Service Centres in Maroochydore, Hervey Bay and Gympie.

Please scroll down for links to published news articles, image galleries and video recordings of the coverage.

Published News Articles:

BUSHkids’ doors officially open at Gympie venue – written by Philippe Coquerand for The Gympie Times. Article also available on their website by clicking here (news subscription required).

BUSHkids launches NDIS Early Intervention service in Gympie – written by Philippe Coquerand for The Gympie Times. Article also available on their website by clicking here (news subscription required).

Child service returns to its roots on the Fraser Coast – written by Blake Antrobus for the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Article also available on their website by clicking here (news subscription required).

7News Sunshine Coast Video:

Reporting by Danielle DePinto

Alternatively, a backup of the above video is available by clicking here.

7News Wide Bay Video:

Reporting by Ashleigh Dwan


Alternatively, a backup of the above video is available by clicking here.

Launch Day Galleries:

Maroochydore Launch Day

 

Gympie Launch Day

 

Hervey Bay Launch Day

To request full resolution images, please e-mail info@bushkids.org.au.

CQ youngster goes from strength to strength (The Morning Bulletin)

SANDRA Northfield has watched her autistic son reach developmental milestones since he joined BUSHKids in March.

When her son Cooper, now five years old, was a toddler, the Rockhampton woman discovered he had developmental delays.

They included not being able to talk or make eye contact.

“Cooper was very late to start talking so there were a few milestones he hadn’t quite met,” Mrs Northfield said.

“He was very hard to settle.

“We sought some advice and we ended up getting an autism diagnosis for him.”

Before his diagnosis, Cooper had been given early intervention from the age of 18 months.

Mrs Northfield signed her son up to BUSHKids in Rockhampton in March when they arranged an NDIS plan for him.

It was a decision that dramatically improved Cooper’s well-being…

 

Read the full article written by Sean Fox on The Morning Bulletin’s website here: https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cq-youngster-goes-from-strength-to-strength/3492704/

Please also find the article available  for download in PDF (4MB) here: Coopers_step_forward_by_Sean_Fox

 

 

 

BUSHkids officially launches three new NDIS ECEI Service Centres

BUSHkids officially opened three of its new NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Service Centres in Rockhampton, Gladstone and Emerald.

Please scroll down for links to published news articles, complete image galleries, video recordings of 7 News CQ and WIN News CQ coverage of the events and audio recordings featured on ABC Radio.

Published News Articles:
Launching better future for our kids, by Sean Fox. Accessible at https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/launching-better-futures-for-our-kids/3476270/

New disability scheme for kids changes mum’s life, by Hannah Sbeghen. Accessible at https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/new-disability-scheme-for-kids-changes-gladstone-m/3477677/

Emerald early intervention support to help kids thrive, by Kristen Booth. Accessible at https://www.cqnews.com.au/news/emerald-early-intervention-support-to-help-kids-th/3471141/

7News Central Queensland Video:
Reporting by Brittany Hancock.

WIN News Central Queensland Video:
Reporting by Sophie Lester.

 

Launch Day Galleries:

 

Gladstone Launch Day

 

Rockhampton Launch Day

 

Emerald Launch Day

To request full resolution images, please e-mail info@bushkids.org.au.

ABC Radio Interviews:
Listen to the full radio interviews featured on ABC Radio using the audio player’s below

 

Launching better futures for our kids

BUSHkids’ Rockhampton centre in Bolsover St will today launch its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) early childhood services for young children in the region who need assistance to reach their full potential in life.

The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) program, an extension of the organisation’s existing services will be opened at 1.30pm.

Children aged between zero and six years old who have a disability or developmental delay will be given access to support and services tailored for them to achieve the best long-term outcomes.

To read the full article written by Sean Fox from The Morning Bulletin, please click here

Emerald Early Intervention Support to help kids thrive

SUPPORT for children’s health and wellbeing officially lands in Emerald later this month.

BUSHkids will launch its NDIS early childhood services across Central Queensland with the official opening of its Early Childhood Early Intervention service centre in Emerald.

The Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme – BUSHkids – is a not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting the health and wellbeing of children and families in Queensland’s regional, rural and remote communities for more than 80 years.

Early Childhood Early Intervention is a new program fully funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and is designed to help children aged zero to six years with a disability or developmental delay to access the support and services they need to achieve better long-term outcomes.

BUSHkids chief executive officer Carlton Meyn said through the program the organisation was hoping to help more local children through its new team of early childhood professionals.

“The Early Childhood Early Intervention services will benefit the community to support children with developmental delay, and it’s a service that was really required,” he said…

To read more, please visit the CQNews article written by Kristen Booth from CQNews here.

BUSHkids Announced as the NDIS ECEI Partner in Maroochydore and Hervey Bay

BUSHkids will extend its NDIS ECEI services across Wide Bay-Burnett and the Sunshine Coast.

 

We are delighted to announce that as part of the NDIS rollout in Queensland, BUSHkids has been awarded the contract to provide NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, the Sunshine Coast and Gympie. This builds on our existing ECEI services which we provide across Central Queensland and in the Bundaberg region.

BUSHkids has already begun plans to expand its ECEI services with the NDIS due to rollout across Wide Bay and Maryborough from 1 July 2018 and the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie from 1 January 2019. 

For more information, see our official media release here: https://www.bushkids.org.au/wp-content/…/BUSHkids-Announcement-Media-Release-20180606.pdf 

If you are interested in joining the team in either of these regions, visit our recruitment page here: https://www.bushkids.org.au/professionals/join-our-team/

For an official statement from the Ministers for Social Security, see the media release here: https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/3166

 

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

Picture: Mike Richards GLA260218BUSH

New opportunities for CQ children as Bushkids office opens

CQ CHILDREN with disabilities are set to benefit from a new Bushkids team in Rockhampton.

They can now be given access to more support services after a new office opened on New Year’s Day on Bolsover St.

Babies as young as zero to children aged six will benefit from the Bushkids program.

Their 10 Rockhampton staff offer early intervention for children with developmental delay or disability, which had not been consistently available across the region.

Susan Harrison, Bushkids’ clinical services manager said the organisation had a contract to provide these services to families on behalf of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

She said the NDIS provides an opportunity for parents to discuss concerns about their child’s development with a team member who would be able to provide them with advice.

These services extend from Rockhampton to Gladstone, Emerald and Biloela areas.

To read more please visit The Morning Bulletin’s article written by Sean Fox of The Morning Bulletin here