Classes and Groups for Kids with Special Needs in Brisbane

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  • You will also be kept up to date with all the latest availability in Brisbane of special needs courses and workshops that are one off type events.


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 [email protected]

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PALS Social Skills Training – Group Therapy

Kids on the autism spectrum want to make friends and fit in, but often need help learning the skills required to do so. The PALS group therapy program has been used worldwide to help preschoolers learn important social skills, like how to take turns, interact with their carers and peers, and share. Gateway Therapies are running the PALS program for 3 – 6 year olds at their Carina clinic, every Monday at 11:00am. The sessions are led by an experienced Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist. This is an evidence-based program, and HCWA approved. For more information or to register visit


Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Brisbane

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Brisbane (NMTSB) provides individual music therapy sessions for children with special needs (autism, cerebral palsy, development delay etc). Music is used as a tool to achieve developmental and non-musical goals in areas such as speech/communication, social/emotional skills, sensory, motor and cognition, according to each child’s specific needs.

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Gateway Therapies Cool Cats Club

If you have a child between the ages of five and seven (prep – year two) who needs a little help making friends, Gateway Therapies’ Cool Cats Club can help. Hosted at their Carina clinic, the Cool Cats Club is a fortnightly 60 minute program run after school by experienced paediatric occupational therapists. Afternoon tea is included and children participate in group activities, such as board games and craft, which focus on team work, communicating, joining in and interacting with their peers.

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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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InFocus Disability Services

InFocus Disability Services is a Brisbane-based support organisation for families of children and young adults who have high support needs arising from a variety of disabilities including physical, sensory, intellectual and autistic spectrum disorders.  InFocus provides a range of specialist services and is NDIS ready. 

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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.


Brisbane Paralympic Football Program for Kids with Special Needs

A football club on the Northside of Brisbane especially for kids with special needs. Saturday sessions at North Lakes. Find our complete listing here for this special needs football for kids in Brisbane

Toy Library for Brisbane Kids with Disabilities

Noah’s Ark is 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:

Therapy Playgroup

DIR/Floortime Therapy Play Group focused on Parent-Child interactions. 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 Apsergers 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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