iCare Special Needs Group Inc.©
iCare - Caring for those that care
Recreation | Inclusion | Support | Empowerment
**iCARE IS NOW ACCEPTING VISA & MASTERCARD PAYMENTS**
2014 VAC: VICTORIAN AUTISM CONFERENCE
Presented by Amaze, the Victorian Autism Conference takes place biennially. It brings together individuals from all walks of life; including family members, carers, professionals, those on the autism spectrum, educators and practitioners, all with the common thread of ASD and a passion to improve their knowledge, skills and understanding.
With changing landscapes and new horizons, Victoria’s premier Autism event is coming to you on the 6th, 7th and 8th of August. This year, Etihad Stadium will play host to the conference with state-of-the-art facilities, easy access to public transport and parking for 2500 vehicles.
The conference is a great way to network and hear from internationally and nationally renowned speakers such as Rita Jordan, Andrew Whitehouse and Chris Varney. Be inspired, learn new skills, get new ideas, get motivated and improve your knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Read more on our Keynote Speakers
For the first time VAC will include an added day of Masterclasses giving delegates the chance to explore topical issues in real depth from leading ASD professionals Professor Tony Attwood, Sophie Kerr, Rita Jordan and Dr. Lori Ernsperger. This will be followed by two days of talks from in excess of 30 speakers. The conference program includes personal journeys of those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and will focus on five core themes; Laying the Foundations, Building Skills, Facilitating Independence, Empoering Change and Future Directio
DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FORUM
The City of Hobsons Bay will be hosting the Western Region Disability Forum on Tuesday 29th April. As a Melton Disability Advisory Committee Representative l have been asked to present at this forum. It is with great pleasure and pride l represent the Melton DAC and the amazing initiatives that have come from members collectively past and present.
HOLLYWOOD COSTUMES COMES THROUGH FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS!!!
For all your costume hire needs please go to the business that cares
801A Ballarat Rd, Deer Park VIC 3023
2014 CARE MELTON EXPO A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
RAIN, HAIL OR SHINE - iCARE DELIVERS
BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE A SUCCESS
Thank you to all my amazing members who helped our organisation raise funds for iCare Special Needs Group Inc.'s sustainABILITY.
all the iCare families that came to keep us company, support us, make us laugh & especially the children for being their cute little witty selves, it is YOU who inspires us!.
Thank you also to all the die hard sausage sizzle fans, without your support this wouldn't be possible
last BUT certainly not least
thank you to our amazing team at Bunnings Warehouse - Caroline Springs for all their efforts, support, guidance & belief in us to push through no matter what Mother Nature threw at us.
Well done iCare, l cannot convey how deeply touched l was by the amazing turn out and support of the most amazing group of people l have the priviledge of knowing.
It doesn't get much better than this!
iCare families enjoying a day out at the Taylors Hill All Abilities Playspace
iCare at Taylors Hill
A FAMILY'S LOVE ♥
THE TOUCHING STORY OF OUR VERY OWN KATHY MAJDLIK & HER BEAUTIFUL BUT VERY CHEEKY DAUGHTER AMY
A Family's Love - The Star Newspaper Article
MELTON/MOORABOOL LEADER LOCAL GRANTS WINNER
iCARE SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP INC.
iCARE SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP INC. MISSION STATEMENT
iCare Special Needs Group Inc. is a parent support group dedicated to the inclusion and equality of children/young adults with disabilities and their families throughout the broader community by connecting people, enriching lives and empowering children and families to achieve lifelong successes by building community capacity, advocating for individuals with disabilities and their families. Members have access to peer support, literature, carers’ workshops, guest speakers and respite activities.
A medium for honest sharing of personal experiences and feelings.
A place to share common concerns with people who are going through similar experiences.
A safe non-judgmental environment to enable participants to explore and verbalize powerful emotions they might otherwise keep to themselves.
An opportunity to learn coping skills.
An environment of positive reinforcement, emotional support and hopefulness.
An opportunity for group members to pool information about everything from resources for legal, medical, or financial help to referrals for finding the best plumber, mechanic, or decorator.
An opportunity for personal growth.
iCare is not a
Therapy group where facilitators diagnose or treat emotional and/or behavioural problems. The group interaction, however, can be very therapeutic.
Group led by counsellors, though they are led by facilitators who can steer the session and ensure that the meeting is not dominated by a few individuals.
iCARE SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP INC. CONFIDENTIALITY
“Generally speaking, confidentiality means never discussing, without direct consent, the
circumstances of another group member.” iCare Confidentiality Clause: You are required to preserve the confidentiality of any information discussed during iCare Special Needs Group Inc. sessions/discussions, activities, etc regardless of format, content & involved parties. All information discussed herein is highly private, personal and sensitive in nature and is not to be repeated in any way, shape or form without prior consent and approval from the relevant member and/or collectively - the iCare group. This obligation shall continue indefinitely. A breach of this requirement will be regarded as gross misconduct and as such will be grounds for blacklisting from the group.