Centre Based

L.A Stars - Leadership and Advocacy Group 

Stars is a Leadership and Advocacy Program designed for young people with additional support needs. The group empowers young people to know that they can make a difference both in their personal lives and within their community.​

This program is specifically for Youth with a Disability aged 15 - 28 years and is a great program to develop leadership skills and to take control of their future.

After School Programs

A fun and exciting centre based program for children aged between 6-16 years with additional support needs.

We support participants to gain confidence, develop friendships and overcome anxieties, through facing new challenges. Participants will reach new potential and gain a broad range of experiences and skills to use throughout their life. 
The program has an emphasis on building social, independent and life skills by providing the participants with various opportunities to grow and develop skills through specifically programmed activities.​

WRAP Basketball Competition

A fun and energetic basketball competition for players with additional needs. This program is an excellent opportunity to create team building and leadership skills with an emphasis on physical health and development. This competition is a great way to improve core strength and general fitness in a fun way. 

When: Saturdays, fortnightly (March- December) 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre (TRAC)
Cost: Registration and Fees apply

Program Goals - WRAP - Group Programs

  • Acknowledging when goods/services need to be paid for
  • Attempts or participates in all group recreational activities that are unfamiliar
  • Develop and maintain relationships within a group setting and socialise with members of the community
  • Engage in social interactions and general conversations
  • Making payments for goods and/or services
  • Take part in unfamiliar activities with encourages and reassurance.
  • Participation in some group recreational activities that are unfamiliar
  • Understanding the correct use of money
  • Valuing and respecting our peers and accepting others opinions

Above are an outline of some goals we believe this program will help you to achieve. If you would like specific goals outside of these we are more than happy to work with you to set, develop and achieve your personal goals.
For more information on and see the pre-established goals of our other programs, please click here.
Please contact YMCA Whittlesea Disability Services for a quote on (03) 9407 6200 or via email: whittlesea.disabilityservices@ymca.org.au


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