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The Three Chimneys Public Forum

Connecting and empowering inclusion between parents and early years educators

After the success of our first Three Chimneys Public Forum, ESRI will be hosting our second event on the 20th of November 2014, 4:30 - 6pm at The Three Chimneys Restaurant, Wollongong. Ginger O'Brien and Kathleen Clapham will be speaking about the Kids Together program regarding how their model of support services is able to support young children with additional needs through integrated services.

The Kids Together program uses early childhood centres as a starting point to deliver multi-disciplinary support services to parents, carers and educators of children with additional needs. They provide home visits, help with the transition from preschool into primary school, and work with each child's individual needs to put educators and carers in contact with the right people. 

Ginger O'Brien is the CEO of Noah's Shoalhaven, an early intervention and family support organisation that assists children with additional needs, children with challenging behaviours and children from the Aboriginal community, their parents and carers.  

Kathleen Clapham is the Professor of Indigenous Health in the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong. She currently undertaking the evaluation of the Kids Together program.

The Three Chimneys Forum is a free event. Spaces are limited, RSVP to jacobe@uow.edu.au to secure your seat.

Download a Flyer for the Three Chimneys Public Forum,  November 20, 2014 (PDF).

Last reviewed: 6 November, 2014