YMCA Whittlesea offers a school holiday program for primary school aged children with additional needs. Participants are able to attend incursions and excursions, leisure activities, daily living activities, develop skills, interact socially and meet personal challenges. WhiSKHA Child give participants the opportunity to have fun, achieve goals and access the community in a safe and caring environment.
WhiSKHA Teens is a fun and interactive school holiday program for secondary aged participants with additional needs. Participation in the WhiSKHA Teens holiday program provides teens with the opportunity to enjoy and experience leisure and recreational activities, develop social skills and meet personal challenges. We have a strong focus on independent skills development such as cooking, shopping, self-care and social inclusion which meet the wide range of needs and interests
MAX Holiday Program
Maximise your holidays with MAX – come and experience something different during your holidays! MAX offers a large variety of new and different experiences that meet individuals needs and interests. Meet new people and have some fun!
MAX Holiday Program provides centre and community based holiday activities for adults ages 18+ with additional needs. This program is aimed at participants who want to gain access to the community, develop independent skills and enjoy their holidays by going on various outings. MAX Holiday Program fosters social skills, community inclusion and independence and skill development through specific program designs accommodating to participants goals and needs.
WOW Factor Holiday Program
Who’s looking for a WOW Factor these holidays? WOW Factor is a program especially designed with a variety of out of the box experiences for young people with a mild to moderate disability. Take part in different experiences with the support of other peers, within an inclusive and team environment.
WOW Factor provides people with additional needs support to access the community, make new friends and add some excitement to their school holidays. The program offers exciting and interesting excursions over the school holidays which vary each term. WOW Factor provides a fun and interactive environment which allows group networking and team building skills.
Our trained staff are experienced in working with young people with a range of physical, cognitive and sensory abilities. We provide individualized support to make sure every young person gets the most out of every activity.
This program is open to young people aged 13 -18 years. The program specifically caters for young people with a mild to moderate disability.
Program Goals – Holiday Program - WhiSKHA Child, WhiSKHA Teen and WhiSKHA Mids
Attempts or participates in all group recreational activities that are unfamiliar
Be able to do more complex self-care and move towards complete independence
Become more independent with basic hygiene
Develop and Maintain relationships within a group setting and socialise with members of the community
Engage in social interactions and general conversations
Take part in unfamiliar activities with encourages and reassurance.
Participation in some group recreational activities that are unfamiliar
Valuing and respecting our peers and accepting others opinions
Program Goals - Holiday Program - WOW and MAX
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.