Services relating to learning disabilities, special needs, learning difficulties and developmental delays in the St George area of Sydney.

NSW Health Dept Brochure "Autism – How to help and understand your child" also available in other languages

Autism ASPECT Autism Spectrum Australia South East Sydney School for Children with Autism Monterra Avenue, Peakhurst NSW 2210 PH: 9534 4758    Website   Services for young children

Autism PECA (Parents of children with autism/aspergers) Support group at Peakhurst 

Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre  The Benevolent Society South East Sydney at Brighton Le Sands 2216  PH: 9599 0233 Provides respite services for Carers of Children with Profound Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours (ages of Children 0-30yrs). Emergency & crisis and planned short term respite.  Referral & info service.

Early Childhood Intervention Info Line  1300 656 865  Information service for parents and professionals seeking advice on early childhood intervention services for young children 0 to 6 yrs with developmental delays and disabilities.

Koala Play Therapy Group (Special Needs) for disabled children from 0-5 years Ph:9588 5433; 0423 771 356 Wed and Fri 10am-12pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Culwalla St & King Georges Rd, South Hurstville 2221 Run by a trained Teacher (Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood).

Kogarah Diagnostic & Assessment Centre Cnr Railway Pde & Belgrave St Kogarah 2217  PH: 9587 2444  Diagnostic and assessment service for children suspected of having a developmental delay or disability.  Provides early diagnoses. Need doctor’s referral.

KU St George-Sutherland Inclusion Support Agency  PH: 9522 6322  Supporting staff in eligible child care services to create high quality care environments that are inclusive of all children, including those with additional needs.

Learning Links is an Australian charity and non-profit organisation formed to help children who have learning disabilities, difficulties and developmental delays and their families. Early Starters program provides early intervention in playgroup settings for different ages from newborn to 6 years of age.

Respite Care St George and Sutherland  Live at Home  Bexley 2207  PH: 9597 5399  Flexible respite program, case management and social support programs.

Respite Care  Wesley In-Home Respite Service. St George 9521 7443  Provide 3 hours per week in-home respite for carers of people with a disability of all ages.  Duties may include personal care, meal preparation, light domestic duties, assistance with therapy/exercises etc

School Therapy Team for Students with a Physical Disability. St George Hospital, Gray St Kogarah 2217   PH: 9113 1779  Offer speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy services to students who attend a mainstream school in St George and Sutherland areas and experience a physical disability or condition. Also support with transition into and preparation for school entrance and high school.

Sleep Medicine Service for children   Dr Jim Papadopoulus   Level 3 Suite 8 St George Private Hospital 1 South St Kogarah 2217 PH: 9553 1033   Provides assistance to children with sleep problems and disorders.



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