Classes and Groups for Kids with Special Needs in Brisbane

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Giggles and Scissors Hairdressing for Kids with Special Needs

Giggles & Scissors specialises in mobile children’s hairdressing and hairdressing for kids with special needs. Your little treasure is always more comfortable in their own surroundings, so G&S takes the drama out of haircut time & comes to your home.

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Ruby and Ollies All Abilities Childcare

Previously known as Hummingbirds Early Intervention and Education Service, Ruby and Ollies is here to HELP YOU parents and caregivers of a child with challenging needs and disability. They offer small group and individualised day care, early intervention and support to children with a disability or special need, as well as siblings. For further information regarding our service please contact Rebecca via telephone: 0412 363 856 or email [email protected]

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Making Rainbows music & movement classes

Based in Wooloowin on Brisbane’s inner north-side, the Making Rainbows program taps into children’s natural love of music and uses it to help foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth and self-control. Additionally, the special needs classes at Making Rainbows are designed to be much smaller in size (approx. 5 students) and run for 30 minutes Making Rainbows is all about empowering families, building strong, healthy relationships and celebrating successes…there are no bad singers! The support of other parents on a similar journey can be so encouraging!

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Cleft Connect Australia

Cleft Connect Australia is a not for profit charity established to help Australian families of children born with a Cleft lip and or palates. CCA is run by a dedicated volunteer base and sources funding via charity events and donations. All of Cleft Connect’s services are free for the Cleft families. Their membership, loan library and hospital bags are also free. They aim to help as many Australian Cleft affected families as they can. The Cleft Connect Australia website has many gems of wisdom about the cleft journey, as well as the relevant forms to get assistance.

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Music Beat Therapy Services

Music Beat Therapy Services offers mobile music therapy and creative arts services for children and adults of all abilities across greater Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and Moreton Bay region. Group and individual music therapy sessions are offered from Monday to Saturday by their Registered Music Therapists in the areas of early childhood development, disability and rehabilitation. With a focus on sensory integration, motor planning, emotional regulation, communication, social skills and general development, there is a music therapy program for everyone! Music Beat Therapy Services is a registered service provider for NDIS participants and a HCWA (Helping Children with Autism) approved provider.

Swim Program for Kids with ASD

Treasures ASD Swim Program

Children with autism are often drawn to water, but many find participating in swimming lessons very challenging, for many different reasons. Now, Hampton Swim School and Gateway Therapies have come together to develop a specialised program designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to take part in and really enjoy swimming lessons. Such classes have never before been offered in Brisbane, and they are sure to be extremely popular! The Treasures ASD Swim Program is designed to help children with autism not just learn to swim, but also to enjoy the water, be safe, and enjoy the many benefits swimming has to offer.

The Tippy Toe Co.

The Tippy Toe Co. inclusive dance & movement program

The Tippy Toe Co. (TTTC) is an inclusive dance and movement program for children and young people (aged 3-18 years) with special needs. The class sizes are kept small (up to 8 students), with a teacher ratio of 1:1 or 1:2, ensuring each student is individually supported whilst being part of a warm group environment. The Tippy Toe Co. currently have over 50 students, of all ages, genders and abilities, and have worked with over 130 families since they started in 2013.

The Glenleighden School in Brisbane

The Glenleighden School

Finding the best school for a child with Language Disorder can be a daunting task. The Glenleighden School is a unique Prep to Year 12 school supporting the 1 in 14 children and young people with disability for whom language is their primary disorder. The school is situated in Fig Tree Pocket, a leafy suburb of Brisbane, within walking distance of the local state school and close to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Glenleighden was established in 1979 and since opening its doors has supported more than 1000 students to FIND THEIR VOICE.

Brisbane City Football Club

Brisbane City Football Club (BCFC)

Established in 1952, Brisbane City Football Club is an inclusive family friendly club with excellent facilities supporting over 700 boys and girls. Brisbane City Football Club offers an inclusive football program called ‘Football For All’, catering for children with a different ability. The program is open to players of all abilities, and lays the foundation for the development of motor skills and social interaction.

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The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program

The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program, or BPFP as it’s commonly known, has been operating for over 11 years.   The BPFP was started by Director Jay with two others, and was a way for children of all abilities who love being active to play football. The aim is to encourage all children and their siblings to take the opportunity to be a part of a club, a team and to train with experienced coaches.


Toy Library for Brisbane Kids with Disabilities

Inclusion Works features a toy library in Brisbane providing educational resources and toys for children with disabilities and additional needs. To learn more about this wonderful service please follow the link: Inclusion Works

Therapy Playgroup

DIR/Floortime Therapy Play Group focused on Parent-CInteractionstions. This group will be for children between the ages 2-5 and is facilitated by an Occupational Therapist and a DIR/Floortime certified Therapist with the input of a Clinical Psychologist. Please contact Marie at Aspergers Services Australia on (07) 3865 2911 or via email [email protected] with expressions of interest.

Playconnect Playgroups- For Kids with ASD

The PlayConnect Playgroups are facilitated playgroups specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or ASD like symptoms aged 0-6 years.

Sensory Movie Days

Special screenings on the northside and southside for kids with special needs. Lights are dimmed, not darkened, blue carded parents at the doors, kids allowed to move seats and stim and best of all every single person is there for the same reason. Often accompanied by activities and fun things to do. Check them out on their Sensory Day Facebook Page &


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One response to “Classes and Groups for Kids with Special Needs in Brisbane”

  1. Elle says:

    A great support for our family was the EDCP, specifically Narbethong state primary school which specialises in playgroup for visually impaired children.

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