Autism Awareness Month

Another successful swim season for Autism Swim Instructor Jaye Cherry – Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

Update CoVid -19

24 March Update for families and caregivers – CoVid -19.

Advice for families COVID-19

Advice, useful links and resources for families COVID-19.

Early Connections – Alliance Update

Nambucca Valley has withdrawn from the Early Connections Alliance and will now operate under Lifetime Connect.

Music therapy in Port Macquarie Hastings

Music holds great appeal for young children who are motivated by its rhythm, repetition and interactive nature.

Hannah and Tiana’s Story

Coffs Coast family Lyn and Glen Legge share their daughters’ stories of early intervention on the Mid North Coast.

Social Story Bush Fire

Early Connections Alliance has developed a Bush Fire Social Story to share with your children and help explain the emergency situation. You can adapt the social story to your family by downloading the word document.

Thank You CSU Community Education Partnerships

Thanks to CSU and all our supporters for their generous donations towards decodable readers, equipment for our learning room and assistive technology for our service.

Occupational Therapy Week 2019

Celebrating Early Connections Occupational Therapists OT Week 2019. All our friendly Occupational Therapists have lots of experience working with children with disabilities to help them build their skills.

Learnings from the Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour

Internationally renowned reading researcher Dr David Kilpatrick to recently visited Australia on a National Tour with Learning Difficulties Australia. Early Connections Mary Cameron was there to meet him.

Communicate with Confidence

More than 1.2 million Australians have a communication disability and 20% of four year old children have difficulty understanding or using language

Coffs Coast Thermomix Raffle

Win a Thermomix valued at $2000 We have just 200 tickets for sale to win an amazing prize, the latest Thermomix. At $20 per ticket you have to be in it to win it. This exciting raffle will be drawn on Monday 16 December 2019. If you win you can start cooking up a storm. There’s … Continue reading “Coffs Coast Thermomix Raffle”

Meaningful Inclusion Professional Development

Professional Development for Early Childood Educators focusing on meaningful inclusion Tuesday 24 September • 9am to 2.30pm, Early Connections 34 Belgrave St, Kempsey NSW

Transformational Literacy Program for Hastings Children

After 12 months of individual speech pathology sessions Connor is now able to read short texts and is beginning to write sentences.

Early Connections 2019 three minute survey

Thanks for helping us improve our early childhood intervention services by taking this quick 3 minute survey. If you’re an early childhood centre, allied health professional, parent or carer, your feedback is important.

Thanks Telstra Connected Communities

Thanks Telstra for your donation to support children with disabilities. If you have a business and would like to support Mid North Coast families contact us.

New Literacy Team to lift Literacy in the Hastings

Make a confident start to the 2019 school year with the new Port Macquarie Early Connections Literacy Team.

The team around Saya

Saya’s story helps you understand how the Early Connections team works collaboratively using the transdisciplinary model to support your child.

Worry Woos Program

An emotional intelligence program for school aged children 6-9 years Port Macquarie and Wauchope

Ready Set Go – Get ready for big school

Port Macquarie – Introducing our six week group program for children starting school in 2019.

Speech Pathology Week 2018 Communication Access

Communication Access is the theme for Speech Pathology Week 19-25 August 2018.

Circle of Security

The Coffs Coast 8 week Circle of Security program starts on 6 September 2018. Register today.

Trivia Night Coffs Coast

Join us this September for the Coffs Coast Trivia Fundraiser

ECEI Pathways

Find out about changes to the referral pathway for new families of children aged 0 – 6.

Cases for Change

Early Connections Alliance is officially recognised by Early Childhood Intervention Australia for best practice in action on the Mid North Coast.

Mid North Coast Careers

Creating opportunities for young people to find out more about careers in Early Childhood Intervention.

My NDIS – Janalia Story

Six year old, Janalia has Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Read her NDIS story here.

Meltdowns Survey 2018

Your feedback helps to guide our programming and can be used to support our grant applications for new parent support projects in the future.

Swallowing Awareness Day

March 14th, 2018, is Swallowing Awareness Day. Did you know humans swallow at least 900 times a day?

Feature Special Education

Kerrianne White, Special Education Teacher, Early Connections Port Macquarie/Hastings featured in this months Focus Magazine.

Social Stories Workshop

Join us for a social stories workshop Tuesday 14th November 5.30pm – 7.30pm in Port Macquarie. Call (02) 6583 8238 to book.

Occupational Therapy Week

Happy #OTWeek2017! This week we celebrate occupational therapy and the positive impact our occupational therapists have on individuals and the community.

Thriving at School Workshop

Sara Philips parenting coach from Mindful Parenting, Mindful Coaching shared lots of fantastic tips and strategies for parents with children starting school in 2018. Thanks Sara.

New At Lake Cathie

Thanks to the Lake Cathie Ladies Bowling Club an incredible 62 Woolworths sticker books will help buy therapy equipment for local children with disabilities.

Speech Pathology Week 2017

During Speech Pathology Week, from 20-26 August, the Alliance encourages parents to think about their children’s communication and if they are concerned they can call for advice about Early Childhood Intervention, the NDIS and supports currently available.

NSW ACT ECIA Conference 2017

The ECIA Conference themed ‘Beyond Possibilities – Investing in the Future,’ gives early childhood professionals an opportunity to understand the NDIS and the impact on children with a developmental delay or disability.

Release of National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention.

For the first time, professionals working in Australia’s childhood disability services sector can access new Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention.