Free Kids Programs for all abilities and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Here at Parents Guide Illawarra, we love sharing support for local families. Especially for those living with children’s disability and illness.
Because it can be lonely, expensive and tough trying to attend mainstream programs, classes and events.
Let us shortcut you to some incredible programs and an inclusive community.
So, hello KidsWish! KidsWish are a beautiful charity that offer FREE group programs, activities and events to Illawarra children up to age 17, who live with disability or illness.
You can access free music, sports and social programs and meet like-minded families, in a safe inclusive environment. KidsWish are dedicated to creating positive social, emotional and active group experiences, for you, your child and for siblings.
Kidswish are excited to have their programs operating from their brand-new site at Flinders from Term 4
KidsWish House is a first-of-its kind for the Illawarra region, and will be a community hub for disability services providing therapy, programs, and events. The future of KidsWish House is exciting.
The goal is for the House to be the main delivery site for all KidsWish programs and events, including our envisioned multi-purpose hall with basketball court for our Sports Academy Program, and a music hall for entertainment programs. Social spaces will also be a feature, where friends and siblings can come along in a safe and supported environment. KidsWish House will be a place of connection and inclusivity.
KidsWish FREE Programs for Illawarra Kids with an illness, disability or ASD diagnosis
A fun sports program teaching children the fundamental movement skills. Includes basketball, tennis, soccer, cricket, athletics and tee ball in a fun group setting.
Caters to all abilities, with program wheelchairs available.
Tuesday 4.00pm-5.00pm during school term.
Kids Music Classes – KidsRock
A fantastic program, facilitated by a highly qualified and talented musician. Perfect for children with a love of music. A fun percussion-based program for beginners, and a rock band style program for developing musicians.
Wednesday 4.00pm-5.00pm for beginners; Wednesday 5.00pm-6.00pm for Rock Band during school term.
Kids Dance Classes – KidsGroove
A dance program facilitated by a qualified and experienced dance instructor for children with disabilities. Children can enjoy fun dance games, learn new dance moves and set routines.
Thursday 4.30pm-5.30pm during school term..
A special program for brothers and sisters of children living with disability or illness. They can have fun, receive support, and enjoy an afternoon focused on them.
Held monthly on a Tuesday 4.00pm-6.00pm at various locations in the Illawarra.
Game On – Social Group for all abilities
A supportive social program where children can participate in a variety of activities like gardening, board games, art and craft, science experiments, fun games and more.
An opportunity to meet new people, build friendships, and have fun.
Monday 4.00pm-5.00pm during school term.
A fun social group where children can participate in exciting outings around the Illawarra, as well as fun in-centre activities.
A great way to enjoy the community and make friends.
Saturday 10.00am-2.00pm. During school term. Held at various locations in the Illawarra.
With our sincere thanks to KidsWish for all they do and for sponsoring this article. Please share this article, so more of our community can benefit 🙂.