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PlayConnect+

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PlayConnect+ groups are open to all children with disability and/or developmental concerns aged 0-8 years and their families. (Great news! A diagnosis is not necessary).

Autism Queensland Workshops

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PlayConnect+Plus Logo revised 20 April

The PlayConnect+ program is FREE and includes:

  • Face-to-face weekly, one and a half to two-hour supported playgroups.*

  • Face-to-face weekly, one and a half to two-hour supported playgroups* in regional/rural/remote areas prioritizing First Nations children and families. 

  • Face-to-face, two-hour music groups facilitated by a tertiary qualified Music Therapist.

  • Online playgroups (for regional/rural/remote families and those who cannot attend a face-to-face group).

  • Online and face-to-face school holiday sessions for children 0-8 years providing peer support and access to creative arts.

  • Facilitation of transitions to other educational settings to support school readiness.

  • Holistic family support including information and advice about other disability support services that we have established partnerships with.

*Playgroups will run during term-times for a total of 40 weeks each year.

PlayConnect+

PLAYGROUP

DAY & TIME

VENUE

CONTACT

Cairns

Friday 
9.30am - 11.30am

Play Matters Australia
Cairns Hub
240A Spence Street,
Bungalow,
QLD 4870

Kristie Girdler
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

Coomera

 

Thursday
9.30am - 11.30am

Play Matters Australia
Gold Coast Hub
90 Reserve Road,
Upper Coomera,
QLD 4209

Jaclyn Window
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

 

Ipswich

Friday 
9.30am - 11.30am

 

Play Matters Australia
Ipswich Hub
Shop 12, 59 Brisbane Road,
Redbank,
QLD 4301

Kyna Hetherington
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

Rockhampton

Friday 
9.00am - 11.00am

Play Matters Australia Rockhampton Hub
Shop 1, 405 Yaamba Road,
Park Avenue
QLD 4701

Kim Rice
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

Sunnybank

Wednesday
9.30am - 11.30am

Sunnybank Special School
85 Troughton Road
Sunnybank,
QLD 4109

Nicole Walker
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

Townsville

Tuesday
9.00am - 11.00am

Community Gro Garbutt
4 Hugh Street,
Garbutt,
QLD 4814

Charmaine Gorman
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

Redlands

Thursday
9.00am - 11.00am

Scenic Shores State School
350 - 372 Serpentine Creek Rd,
Redland Bay, QLD 4165

Jodie Davis
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

Yarrabilba

Thursday
09.30am - 11.30am

Yarrabilba Family and Community Place,
3 Darnell Street,
Yarrabilba,
QLD 4207

Belinda Armstrong
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 


Sing&Grow+/PlayConnect+ Music Groups

PLAYGROUP

DAY & TIME

VENUE

CONTACT

Sing&Grow by PC+
Leichhardt

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Wednesday
11.30am – 12.30pm

Leichhardt One Mile Community Centre,

1 - 17 Denman Street,
Leichhardt,

QLD 4305

Lou MacLachlan

inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

Sing&Grow by PC+
Cairns

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Wednesday
9.30am – 10.45am

Brinsmead Community Hall,

85 Loridan Drive, Brinsmead,
Qld 4870

Jaye Odgers

inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

Sing&Grow by PC+
Bald Hills (Guide Dogs Queensland)

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Thursday
09.30am - 11.30am

Guide Dogs Queensland

1978 Gympie Road,

Bald Hills, Qld, 4036

Lorna Berry
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

PlayConnect+ Music Group
Ascot (Down Syndrome Queensland)

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Wednesday (fortnightly)
10.30am – 11.30am

Ascot Community Centre
77 Kitchener Road,
Ascot Qld 4007

Belinda Armstrong
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

PlayConnect+ Music Group
Ipswich

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Tuesday
10.00am – 11.00am

Play Matters Ipswich Hub

Shop 12,

59 Brisbane Road,

Redbank Qld 4301

Kyna Hetherington
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 


 
Online PlayConnect+

PLAYGROUP

DAY & TIME

VENUE

CONTACT

Online – PlayConnect+

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Monday
8.30am – 09.00am

PlayConnect+ (playmatters.org.au)

Lucia Phelan
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

Online – PlayConnect+

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Tuesday
9.00am – 9.30am

PlayConnect+ (playmatters.org.au)

Belinda Armstrong
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

Online - PlayConnect+

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Thursday
1.00pm – 1.30pm

PlayConnect+ (playmatters.org.au)

Kyna Hetherington
inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au

 

 

 

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning”

Diane Ackerman
PLAY MATTERS 043

PlayConnect+ and Sing&Grow+ Online Playgroups

Our new online playgroups offer a world of benefits for both parents and children. They provide a flexible, convenient, and safe environment for children to learn, play, and grow, while allowing parents to connect with a supportive community.

There are three sessions each week, Monday at 8.30am, Tuesday at 9.00am, and Thursday at 1.00pm.

JOSEPHBYFORD-101061-2919

 

More Information

For more information about PlayConnect+ please visit the national website or contact the team at Play Matters Australia inclusionsupport@playmatters.org.au or 1800 00 7529