St. Edmund's School St. Edmund's in Wahroonga is a co-educational secondary school for teenagers
with vision impairment and a wide range of other disabilities including intellectual disability and autism.
For over fifty six years it has been part of the mission of the Christian Brothers. Students now travel up to
40 kilometres to Wahroonga from all over Sydney.
St. Edmund's today is a dynamic school, based on a regular high school model, which has a major focus on work
education and placement. The curriculum offers both life skills to HSC level and regular school certificate options.
All students are catered for through an individual program which addresses academic, personal wellbeing and emotional spheres.
High levels of technology support all aspects of the program. In addition there are many co-curricular opportunities such as dance,
creative art, music and sport to ensure the school experience is both challenging and rich. Add to this a school personal
development and leadership program and you have the right ingredients to produce happy, achieving, confident students.
The school motto "St. Edmund's - where life is celebrated, the kids are cool and disability is only a state of mind" says it all!
KidsXpress is a dynamic program for children 4-14yrs who have
faced challenges, loss and or trauma in their lives. During the KidsXpress program children are finding ways to cope with their
situation through music, art and drama therapies, providing kids with the foundation to learn positive coping mechanisms for life.
Experiences such as being bullied at school, the separation of parents, receiving treatment for a chronic/terminal illness, watching
your sibling or parent die, or being subjected to domestic violence, abuse and/or neglect, as well as many other life tragedies can
all have devastating effects on the child and their future strategies to cope with life.
KidsXpress is an innovative and dynamic program that provides these children with positive, healthy coping mechanisms to face
the challenges and stresses that life presents. This is achieved through the therapeutic use of music, art and drama. KidsXpress is
supporting children to find a healthy and safe way to cope with life whilst learning a positive coping mechanism for life.
The Brain Foundation Funding brain research,
The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries.
Established in 1970 by neurologists and neurosurgeons, the Brain Foundation funds groundbreaking projects that aim to advance diagnoses, treatment and patient outcomes. The Brain Foundation annually provides research grants to candidates who are selected by eminent neurological practitioners.
Receiving no government funding, the Brain Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, corporate donors and bequests. 100% of your donation goes to the research program. Your support will make a difference – now and for generations to come.
There is no cure without research.
Starlight Children's Foundation brightens the
lives of as many seriously ill children and their families
as possible through the granting of wishes and by providing
entertainment both in and out of hospital. Each year
Starlight's magic touches the lives of over 200,000
children and their families.
Chance Cancer Foundation was launched in May
1997 and will fill an acknowledged void in medical education,
providing adequately financed scholarships to encourage
our future doctors to develop creative ideas to better
Dumpty Foundation is a charitable organisation
that is currently raising funds for the Children’s
Services at the Royal North Shore Hospital.
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
is based at Sydney’s Childrens Hospital at Randwick.
The institute is leading the way in research of childhood
Sunnyfield Association improves the lives of
people with intellectual disability. The Sunnyfield
vision is to provide the best services for people with
an intellectual disability to live, learn, work, make
friends, have fun and get help when needed.
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute conducts
fundamental heart research, provides cardiovascular
research training, and facilitates the rapid application
of research discoveries to patient care.
A Wish Wishes Do Come True
"The aim of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is to create
magic & hope for children & young people under the age
of 18 with a life-threatening illness, by granting their
most cherished wish. Make-A-Wish recognises how magical
it is for a child to be able to dream. For those children
who may never live long enough to fulfil their dreams,
the Foundation works tirelessly to ensure they become
a reality by creating a world of magic where wishes
really do come true!"
Fibrosis Australia (CF) is the most common
life threatening, recessive genetic condition affecting
Australian children. CF affects primarily the lungs
and digestive system however with improved medication
and treatment life expectancy has been extended considerably
CF is an inherited condition. For a child to be born
with CF both parents must be genetic carriers for CF.
They do not have CF themselves.
Centre NSW was established in Sydney in 1945
to assist children and adults with cerebral palsy in
Australia , it is estimated that every 18 hours a child
is born with CP. There is no known cure, no pre-birth
test and the incidents of severe disability is on the
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) overcoming the isolation of autism. Autism spectrum disorder (autism) is a disability that affects the way a person processes information and relates to others. There are an estimated 120,000 Australians who are on the autism spectrum, 30,000 of whom are children or young people under the age of 18. Aspect is based in NSW and is the primary provider in Australia of services for children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
in Homes is a literacy program about breaking
the cycle of booklessness in homes. Our aim is to influence
disadvantaged children in the primary school age group
that reading, potential and achievement go hand-in-hand
and that it's "cool to read".
Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC) is the
worlds largest cochlear implant program. SCIC has a
commitment to provide hearing and speech for all profoundly
deaf people using cochlear implants. Under the direction
of Professor Bill Gibson AM, SCIC is acknowledged worldwide
as the first of its kind to bring together a multi-disciplinary
team, wholly responsible for cochlear implant assessment,
medical care and habilitation for profoundly deaf children