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. Taking part in these programs does not mean that families are registered to access other Interchange Outer East programs, such as 1:1 support as there is usually a wait to access 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 and Girls2Women

    These programs provide a safe and supported place for young men and women, 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 and Girls2Women are six month, small group programs facilitated by experienced staff who are excellent role models, with some support from external professionals. Now also offering a five day camp program option in 2021.

    Click the links for more information Boys2Men or Girls2Women

  • 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

  • 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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