Entries by Sandra Leehy

RISE CONFERENCE – BOOK NOW

☀TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE☀ for Interchange Outer East’s RISE Conference 2019. With a fantastic line up of quality speakers RISE Conference is a fully catered, accessible and affordable event for the whole community. Everyone is welcome. Speakers will engage the audience with stories of lived experience in disability to inspire, build resilience, educate and promote strategies […]

Lana Wheatfill

Lana is on the verge of completing year 12 and is passionate about English, particularly creative writing and reading. Growing up with autism, Lana felt isolated in primary school and wasn’t able to overcome that feeling of isolation until moving into secondary school where she was able to make new friends who really understood her […]

THANKS FOR 30 YEARS

Fred Brumhead is a name known by everyone who is a part of Interchange Outer East (and beyond). If you’ve ever been on family camp, attended any IOE family days, sports events, special events, rec programs, had anything to do with adult, children’s or family services you would know Fred. He is certainly not your […]

WINTER HOLIDAY PLANNER

We have had such positive responses to our communication guru’s holiday planner calendar template that Bec has put together another one for the winter break. Families have overwhelmingly told us that they have found the template a real bonus when organising school holiday periods. The lack of routine and the unpredictability associated with the break […]

30 YEARS AGO …

We dug into the IOE archives and came up with our CEO Fred Brumhead’s first ever report for the 1989 Annual General Meeting. IOE was a very different service back then. Interchange had been built around sharing the care of children with disabilities and in 1989 the Volunteer Host program was the sole program area. […]

OUR FIRST FAMILY CAMP

My son Dylan, a 1:1 support worker and myself (husband was unable to make it) arrived at CYC Cowes on Friday evening ready to take part in our first IOE Family Camp. On arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome and shown our accommodation. Our cabin was so much better than I expected, with […]