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Our Waitara hub is constantly on the go and offers a wide range of options to suit every level of independence! Our group setting programs allow for the natural development of social skills within familiar, as well as less familiar settings. While the focus is on having fun and learning, we recognise the fundamental importance of excellent care and support. Our team is well trained and capable, ensuring that client needs are met with dignity and respect.

  • Our day programs are suitable for anyone over 18 years. Our aim is to focus on your goals and skill development, whilst encouraging independence where possible. We might pop out to do some grocery shopping, swimming classes, do a cooking class, head out into nature for a walk or other excursions. The programs run from 9.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday. Note these hours can be extended to better accommodate your needs.
  • Our satellite programs are targeted to those with specific interests. These include volunteer work at the community garden or at the food distribution centre for a local homelessness program, newspaper deliveries, computer skills – even music making and recording and a fitness program! If you are into maintenance or small building and assembling projects – you’ll fit right in. We even have a group who interview, record and write for our internal newsletter service.
  • Our accomplish programs include photography, recycling projects, money handling, logistics, stock taking, operating professional barista coffee machines and other basic hospitality industry skills in a ‘café setting’. You can explore our bike riding or Zumba fitness programs as well as general socialising and community based activities with travel training incorporated. The accomplish programs provide greater flexibility of service access for those who to like try different things or need greater program flexibility to meet changing needs.
  • We offer a vacation care program during the school holidays. Activities are season appropriate and include swimming, bushwalking, attending live shows and music workshops, as well as in centre social activities, art expression and cooking. These programs traditionally run from 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday during school holidays (except public holidays and weekends). The programs are designed for those aged between 6 and 18 years of age.
  • Our afternoon program for children at our Waitara Centre and St Lucy’s School allow school aged children to be involved in a number of end of day games, social and recreational activities. Programs run from 3.00pm to 6.00pm although this can be extended to individually cater to your family’s needs. Arrangements can also be made to work on individual development skills. We also offer homework support if needed. Our Waitara site welcomes children from all areas, and transport options can be assessed and arranged to facilitate a smooth transition experience.
  • Our afternoon program for adults offers basic computer skills, cooking, gardening and craft activities. This service also runs from 3.00pm to 6.00pm and can also be extended if needed.
  • Our recreational programs are centre-based activities often incorporating adventures into the local community from bushwalks, trampolining, and going to the movies, to attending shows at the Opera House. Run on Saturdays these programs provide a great space to socialise, make friends and let loose a little!
  • When your personal goals are very specific our individualised programs might be of interest. These are typically run on a 1:1 ratio of support and tend to focus specifically on skill building activities important to you.

You may have also heard of our Boonah creative arts studio run specifically to facilitate the creative process, development and identity of artists living with a disability. Established in 1995, the space also operates as a gallery, which is open to the public. Classes run Monday to Friday in West Pymble. Highly trained and experienced facilitators coordinate each session, bringing a unique mix of artistic and therapeutic talent, as well as experience in the disability sector.

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more information & Bookings

Our team is well trained and capable, ensuring that client needs are met with dignity and respect.

Please let us know how we can help you. We’d be delighted to show you around the centre.

Many of our clients are interested in building their literacy and numeracy skills and we offer skill development in:

  • Budgeting (understanding how to manage your money)
  • Time management
  • Travel training
  • Using technology
  • Developing and maintaining relationships
  • General communication skills.

We have a number of different programs running locally:

  • We host our day programs at 3 McAuley Place Waitara
  • Kate’s Place Waitara is where we run our children’s programs and vacation care
  • 1a Clarke Road Waitara is our lovely little cottage where we run our satellite programs as well as skills workshops, volunteer programs and art classes
  • St Lucy’s Wahroonga is where we run an after school care program
  • In West Pymble you will find Boonah – our famous creative arts studio!

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