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Recreation & sports participation

Removing the barriers allows children and young people to have fun, join in and explore.

Children, young people and adults engage in a variety of activities for fun and with friends. From babies engaging in play with their parents through to young people playing team sports or going to the movies with friends. When someone has additional needs, they may require some assistance to make the most of their play and recreation opportunities. It might be an issue of physical access or difficulties with confidence, communication or social skills that need to be addressed.

ConnectABILITY provides a specialised, supportive and practical ‘linkup’ service between children with disabilities and community sporting groups, helping to break down barriers and open doors to a range of new recreation and sporting possibilities.

To register, simply speak with your therapy team or call 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.

  • Swimming is a great way to keep fit and move by yourself in the water – the warm water helps to keep muscles strong and relaxed.
  • Call us to obtain a list of pools in the Adelaide area that may be able to offer you the chance to take part.
  • Aquatic therapy is therapy in the water – it does not always  lead to swimming, but teaches movement in the water.
  • Most location offices of Novita offer aquatic therapy groups or sessions for clients not yet attending school.

If you would like information or free advice, speak to someone in our friendly team on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.

Groups

  • Groups are a great way for children to get to know other children and have fun while they are getting fit.
  • Some Novita locations run fitness groups.
  • Local community groups also exist, such as Sharing the Fun, run by the YMCA for children with disability.

Bike riding

  • Bike riding is an excellent way to have fun, move fast, exercise the body and strengthen the legs!
  • Contact a therapist in the location office responsible for your area for information about adapted bicycles and tricycles.

Ask an occupational therapist or physiotherapist for ideas about how they can help children join in community leisure choices.

If you would like information or free advice, speak to someone in our friendly team on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.

Early childhood intervention

Occupational therapy

Play Group

ConnectABILITY

If you would like information or free advice, speak to someone in our friendly team on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.

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