Additional Programs

IOE continues to develop new programs and services which provide further opportunities and extend experiences for people with disabilities and their families.

The group nature of the programs encourages socialisation and a feeling of belonging.

Many of these extra programs also have a strong focus on individual well being, both mental and physical. Families do not need to be registered with Interchange Outer East to be involved in these programs.

For children and young adults

  • After School Program

    IOE’s After School Program runs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Yose St, Ferntree Gully, easing the pressure on school pickups for parents and carers. Currently students from Eastern Ranges and Croydon SDS schools are picked up from school and brought to program. IOE is planning to extend the program and welcomes enquiries from other families who may be interested in possible  options.

    Click the link for more information After School Program

  • Boys2Men

    Boys2Men provides a safe and supported place for young men, and any individual who identifies as such, to explore who they are, who they want to become, and to gain tools to further them on their path towards contributing as adults in their community. Boys2Men is a six month, small, consistent participant group program facilitated by experienced staff who are excellent role models, with some support from external professionals.

    Click the link for more information Boys2Men

  • Different Journeys ASD Programs

    Different Journeys is auspiced by Interchange Outer East. It provides a program of regular monthly get togethers, workshops and events to connect, inform and support people with Autism. (Click the links to download more information)
    ASD social groups: Peer support and social opportunities for teens and young adults with Autism. Monthly get togethers at Club Kilsyth
    ASD Family swim nights: Kilsyth Community Pool and Knox Leisureworks – private sessions for young people with autism and their families.
    Workshops and information sessions in partnership with IOE. check out  https://differentjourneysasd.com/

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Interchange Outer East  is offering an innovative and exciting opportunity for young people aged 14-21 years with ASD to undertake an accredited Duke of Edinburgh Award program. This world renowned international award equips young people with the skills for life and work.

    Click the link for more information Duke of Edinburgh Award

  • Girls2Women

    Girls2Women provides a safe and supported place for young females, and any individual who identifies as such, to explore who they are, who they want to become, and to gain skills to further them on their path towards contributing as adults in their community. Girls2Women is a six month, small, consistent participant group program facilitated by experienced staff who are excellent role models, with some support from external professionals. The program aims to equip participants with the tools to make informed and safe decisions within their personal lives and in the community, through open discussions, activities and nights away combined with informative and interactive facilitated workshops.

    Click the link for more information Girls2Women

  • Mentoring Program

    Using gained experience and expertise in recruiting, matching and supporting people from the community to work effectively with people with disabilities and their families, IOE’s Mentoring Program develops respectful relationships, outside the family, that have the capacity to support, nurture, extend opportunities and provide role models for young people with disabilities.

    Click the link for more information Mentoring Program

  • Reactions

    Reactions Junior (ages 5 – 12) and Reactions (ages 13 +)  are singing, dancing, acting and performance skills groups for children.  Welcoming and inclusive of all abilities, Reactions sessions which are held at Knox Central Primary School in Boronia, are a great way to have fun and build confidence.

    Click the link for more information Reactions

  • Sport For Fun

    This program is all about FUN! It is a non competitive environment and a great opportunity for kids, teens and adults to play sport, socialise and stay active. Sport for Fun is open to people aged 8+ years and now offers separate age group sessions across three locations. Everyone is welcome.

    Click the link for more information Sport For Fun

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