Construction has started on a new toy library for special needs children in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Noah’s Ark is a charitable organisation that provides development resources and programs for children with disabilities.
Noah’s Ark WA executive officer Helen Doran-Wu said the organisation provided a much-needed service that could change the lives of special needs children and their parents.
“We have two services that run out of the office – a toy library for children with special needs and a supportive playgroup run by a qualified occupational therapist and a trained teacher,” she said.
“It has literally been life-changing. From the parents’ point of view they are developing their own networks, getting support and feeling included in the community and, for children, their skills development has (improved) by leaps and bounds.”The new building, next to the Lamington Family Centre, had its ground-clearing ceremony on November 23, attended by Member for Mining and Pastoral Wendy Duncan.
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