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October 2020

SERVICE UPDATE

Keeping our clients and team safe is a high priority at Muddy Puddles. This has been reflected by our response to the COVID pandemic. We have adjusted our practices so that we can still provide our clients with the support they need, while managing the risk of community transmission of the virus. We are continuing to follow Government health advice and communicate regularly with our clients about any changes we make to the way we deliver services.

As we get ready to head into the next school holidays, our Creative Arts Therapy team are busy preparing to deliver the Stormbirds program at Muddy Puddles. This free program aims to support young people to understand and manage the changes they may experience as a result of natural disaster. You can read more about the program below and visit our website to register. 

We are excited that our support team has grown over the recent months. Our skilled Support Assistants are available to support our clients with therapy, daily living, community access and participation and employment skills. If you would like to discuss a program of support please get in touch with your Muddy Puddles key contact.
 

OUR SERVICES

Stormbirds: Growing through natural disaster


The Stormbirds program is a safe place for young people to practice new ways of thinking and responding to the change and loss that has occurred in their lives as a result of a natural disaster. The program is facilitated by the Muddy Puddles Creative Arts Therapies team and will include music, art and drama activities. The final session includes a BBQ celebration that parents and carers are encouraged to attend.

When:      Commencing 29 September
Who:        Junior session, 8-12 years
                 Senior session, 13-18 years
Cost:        Free
Register:  click here

Read more about the program here

MyTime 


MyTime is a support group for parents and carers to unwind and talk about their experiences with people who get it. The group is held at Muddy Puddles on the first Thursday of each month. 

Next group: Thursday 1 October from 10am
COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Plant sale fundraiser - tomorrow 

A group of our fabulous volunteers have been busy organising a plant sale to raise funds for Muddy Puddles.

When: Saturday 12 September, 8am to 1pm
Where: 10 Ocean Avenue, Surf Beach
MEET OUR TEAM

Carolyn O'Mahoney


In August we welcomed Carolyn O'Mahoney to our team as Practice Leader and Paediatric Physiotherapist. Carolyn is a highly experienced and respected practitioner and leader. She is passionate about improving the client experience and supporting families throughout their therapeutic journey. Carolyn and her therapy dog Nova have already made a positive difference to our team.
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Companion card

The NSW companion card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities. The card allows a person’s support free entry into participating venues and events. For more information on companion cards click here.
 
Getting my temperature taken by Autism Little Learners
Seeing other people wearing masks by Autism Little Learners
COMING UP
Visit the events page on our website for more information on upcoming events

Plant Sale FUNDRAISER, Saturday 12 September 
10 Ocean Street, Surf Beach

MyTime, Thursday 1 October
Muddy Puddles
 
Muddy Puddles is a registered NDIS provider.
Please contact us on 4472 6939 to discuss how we can help you implement your NDIS plan.
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