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Freedom Wheels Bike Clinic for children with disabilities


On Friday, 29 June 2018 we are holding a bike clinic in Ballarat at the Minerdome Sport Club, Wendouree from 9.30am. Our program caters to the individual needs of people living with disability who want to be able to ride a bike.

At each assessment participants will have an opportunity to trial a suitable Freedom Wheels bike. Our Occupational Therapists prescribe the required modifications and after each assessment you will be provided with a quote for a Freedom Wheels bike. 

The issue facing younger people with disability in aged care


Calls to action to tackle the “complex issue” of younger people with disability being housed in residential aged care homes have been brought to the forefront, thanks to a new report.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Report Card for June 2018, by the Summer Foundation, is the second report of its kind, and highlights the six most important outcomes for the NDIS to achieve for young people, with reducing the numbers living in residential aged care listed as outcome number one.

E-Games Family Social Event


Bring along your favourite gaming device and hang out with like minded others for some gaming fun together. Great fun for big kids & little kids!

Ipad, Ipod, tablet, DS etc

WiFi available

Interest & skill in video games can provide a focus for social interaction with peers. Bring the WHOLE family, catch up with other families & meet new friends in a safe, supportive environment.


Where: Eastwood Leisure centre Ballarat

When: Friday 31st August

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