YOUR GUIDE TO SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES IN TOWNSVILLE
Young children with autism gain skills that last a lifetime at AEIOU Foundation Townsville. A leader in the field
of evidence-based early intervention, AEIOU delivers full-time therapy and care to children aged 2-6 years.
The specialist team, led by Service Manager Emma Bowsher, works closely with each child to develop independence, communication and social skills, and reduce challenging behaviours.
Parents and carers can also rely on one-to-one assistance in navigating the NDIS. AEIOU’s dedicated NDIS Support Coordinators are here to help families access the right plan for their child’s needs.
AEIOU Townsville will hold an Open Day event in September.
P 4773 2898
HELPING HANDS – HAND, WRIST & ARM CLINIC
The dynamic therapy team at Helping Hands are here to help with all sorts of issues relating to everything from the finger tips to shoulders from tiny infants to the elderly. Their services include exercising and strengthening programs, prescription and fabrication for casts, orthoses and braces, strapping and bandaging, massage, hands-on mobilisation and much more.
Along with helping with various conditions that affect the arms, they also offer paediatric services helping children improve their handwriting and fine motor skills and assisting with neuro-development.
P 4755 2337
At Cootharinga, the purpose is tailoring solutions to assist people in living the life they want. They are dedicated to providing choice and control for their customers, by providing a diverse range of quality services and therapies across North Queensland.
They are committed to helping their customers live as independently as possible, to achieve personal goals and enjoy greater community access. Their skilled and caring staff are committed to building a better world with people of all abilities.
Uniquely based in North Queensland, Cootharinga’s footprint extends from St Lawrence in the South, to the great Northern Cape and west to Mount Isa and beyond.
Services include multi-disciplinary therapy (Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Continence Advisory), support coordination, assistance with day to day life through Individual Support Services (personal care, cooking, cleaning, transport etc), life and social skills programs, school holiday programs, Cootharinga Accommodation and Recreation Centre, Cootharinga Community and Activity Hub (daily tailored life skills courses), living in supported accommodation, Equipment Mobility Solutions (wheelchairs and mobility equipment etc) and holiday ‘supports’.
Contact Customer Connect team today to start discussing how they can assist. ‘Building a better world with people of all abilities!’
P 1800 COOTHARINGA
COASTAL KIDS SPEECH PATHOLOGY
Coastal Kids support children from birth to 18 years and their families to maximise their communication skills. They offer assessment and treatment for a range of communication issues such as late talkers, speech that is hard to understand, stuttering, difficulties with spelling or reading, difficulties following instructions, autism, swallowing issues, and other developmental delays.
Coastal Kids Speech Pathology combines convenience with high quality, evidence-based practise operating at various locations throughout Townsville.
P 0427 922 378
CALANNA WHOLEHEALTH PHARMACY
Did you know that Calanna Wholehealth Pharmacy are registered with the NDIS? This means that if you have applied and been successful for NDIS funding you can use that support to purchase eligible goods through Calanna.
Whether it is home aids like wheelie walkers, toilet seats, continence support products or compression garments or other items to aid in quality of life and health, Calanna Wholehealth stock a large range. The team at Calanna aim to help make life a bit easier for people with a disability.
If you are registered with NDIS all you or your care plan coordinator needs to do is provide us with your full name, date of birth and NDIS number and the team at Calanna can help take care of it for you.
Pop in store today or call to find out more.
P Deeragun 4751 6286
P Kirwan 4773 4224
P Aitkenvale 4725 5244
P Currajong 4728 6544
THE PARENT’S PRECINCT
Kathy Donaldson is a career consultant and life coach, and she can work with you to create the future you have always dreamed about. Many parents are just surviving as parents, and Kathy has specialised knowledge in how to communicate the processes necessary to create change, make informed decisions about the future and understand choices.
Contact her for a FREE initial consultation.
P 0416 280 401
UnitingCare is the Early Childhood Partner for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Townsville service area, which includes Townsville and some parts of the Hinchinbrook and Burdekin Shires and Charters Towers Regional Council.
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) can offer a range of supports for families with a child aged 0-6 years who has either a disability or a developmental delay. The types of supports offered will be different for every child and their family according to their individual needs.
P 1300 096 203
COMPLETE MOBILITY & REHAB
Complete Mobility & Rehab promotes independence in the home and out and about, supplying products increasing everyday quality of life. From kitchen equipment to electric wheelchairs and everything in between, the fully trained team of professionals understand that independence, dignity and peace of mind are important. They will help you find exactly what you need.
You can count on fast turnaround times and qualified staff who can help you install, repair and modify equipment to suit your individual needs. They also provide trial equipment, home delivery, short and long-term equipment hire and home servicing.
P 4725 9476
I-MED is here for all your imaging procedure needs, offering X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds and nuclear medicines. I-MED strives to provide patients with the highest standard of radiology services through excellent technology, equipment and years of radiologist expertise.
The I-MED network consists of more than 250 clinics nationwide, working together to share knowledge and expertise to provide the best experience for patients. Many of our services are bulk billed and walk-ins are welcomed.
P 4447 1650
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Townsville Paediatrics provides specialist care to children, from newborns right through to adolescents. The friendly and caring experts on the team are able to make sure your child is well on track to reach milestones, whether it’s walking, talking, motor skills and more, as well as addressing any concerns you may have about health or development. The team are highly specialised in autism and ADHD. If your child is experiencing medical, developmental or behavioural difficulties, the team is here to help.
Visit your GP to discuss your concerns and ask for a referral to Townsville Paediatrics.
P 4427 5817