The In-Home Baby Intervention Service (IBIS) is a therapy based support service based in the family home that bridges the gap from the time a baby is identified as having a potential developmental delay or disability until a formal diagnosis can be made at 24 months.
Assisting children with high care needs by creating new opportunities for enjoyable physical and social interactions. The High Care Kids program will identify and engage children who are disadvantaged due to disability and provide the chance for more kids to have fun in their home, school or community environment.
Through the Kiddy Canter Program a fun and educational tool kit is provided to early learning centres, kindergartens, pre-primary classes and parents to teach basic hygiene practices to kids, reducing the chances of them contracting infectious diseases, including deadly meningococcal.
The Young Hearts program is a domestic violence counselling service for children, dedicated to breaking the cycle of family abuse. Young Hearts puts young people first, helping those most vulnerable in our community build healthy relationships and develop skills to thrive in the future.
Active8 Asthma is a sports program that builds the skills and resilience of young people living with asthma, giving them the confidence to participate in sporting and community events.
Through music disadvantaged children and at-risk youth are provided a creative and imaginative outlet to realise that the challenging world they have been exposed to is not the only one possible. Providing instruments and weekly teaching sessions to disengaged kids is a catalyst to a better life.
Providing support to children with autism and their families through the Early Indicators and First Steps Playground Program for younger children to teaching computer and tech skills to adolescent children through Coder Club 4 Autism.
Providing strength-based social and community integration programs for young people with autism,
the Holiday Makers program allows children and teenagers with autism a safe and comfortable social space to connect with others and their community and build self-esteem and confidence.
Providing Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation (ABR) therapy to children with severe cerebral palsy or similar disabilities which develops and restores the myofascial in the body improving children’s range, mobility and strength.
Delivering fun-filled, supportive recreation camps for children with intellectual disabilities, whilst providing much needed respite for their families.
Providing a dedicated coordinator to support families through their cancer experience by creating opportunities for children and parents to relax, laugh and have fun with others who are going through a similar experience.
Young carers supporting families where someone has an illness or disability are offered respite from the responsibilities of their role by attending an overnight camp and meeting other young people in the same situation, reinforcing the message that they are not alone.
Provides WA children with complex motor disorders and allied neurological conditions access to conductive education programs – a comprehensive and unique system of education focusing on all aspects of development.
Young people in the Goldfields region will have the opportunity to engage in a creative program that develops critical thinking and decision making skills. Through theatre, students examine important social problems and issues being experienced in their school community.
Named in honor of Seven Network chairman and Telethon trustee Mr Kerry M Stokes AC for the enormous contribution he has made to child health research in Western Australia, the chair will drive ground breaking health and medical research benefitting children.
The regional outreach program provides individualised support, education, awareness raising, networks and advocacy for children and families with cystic fibrosis living in isolated communities.
The developmental playgroups and peer support programs provide up-to-date information and targeted support to help families adjust to a down syndrome diagnosis and give children the best chance to develop to their full potential.
Children in regional areas are particularly at risk of literacy difficulties. The ability to understand and use language forms the basis of literacy and academic learning, socialisation and participation in the community and within the family, and allows children to explore new concepts, share ideas and express emotions.
Empowering and inspiring at risk kids aged between 7 and 17 years through the delivery of respite camps aimed at improving mental health and resilience.
The School Breakfast Program ensures disadvantaged WA school children have regular and equitable access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast.
Supporting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of children with life-limiting conditions and complex medical needs and assisting their families, from diagnosis through to recovery or end of life, by providing in-home respite care and support.
Improving the quality of life and encouraging meaningful participation of children and young adults with neurological conditions and injuries including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries through the provision of intensive, research backed, multidisciplinary therapy services.
Enhancing the quality of life and securing a future for children impacted by congenital or childhood heart disease. The Regional Family Support Program reduce the feelings of isolation, mental and financial exhaustion experienced by country families by holding face to face information education, therapeutic and social sessions to help support the child’s condition and manage their situation.
Providing healing through horses by offering therapeutic and recreational equestrian activities for children with disabilities and special needs.
Helping the community be inclusive and welcoming of all particularly those who are from disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds. The program focus is to build the capacity of existing sporting and community groups in the City of Kalamunda.
The ORIGINS project is a ten-year research study of pregnant women, babies and their partners aimed at improving the next generation through early diagnosis and intervention. This study will investigate how early environment and lifestyle influences affect child development, with the hope of preventing diseases.
Family Fun Days provides a break from the stress of caring for a highly dependent child with special needs. Parents go from attending frequent medical appointments and hospital admissions, to being able to recharge, connect, have fun and bond plus build support networks with other families.
Upgrading camp facilities and accommodation for children who have lost a parent in Australian armed services. These camps develop skills, build friendships and develop bonds with others grieving the loss of a parent or spouse.
Providing dream come true wishes to children facing life threatening illnesses, creating hope, joy, happiness and unforgettable memories.
Young adults suffering from neuromuscular conditions are vulnerable to bullying, often lack confidence and struggle with self-esteem. The Adolescent Resilience and Capacity Building Program is based on research from the Telethon funded Adolescent Early Intervention Pilot project and builds social and development skills to help children cope in adverse situations.
Providing a culturally appropriate resource toolkit called Growing Strong Brains for aboriginal communities to improve the health and development of babies and children. Also supporting expectant fathers with help and information during the last trimester of pregnancy, leading to improved parenting confidence and bonding with their child.
Providing the delivery of nutritious food through the Food Rescue Program which improves the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people from family violence and disability support services.
Perth Children’s Hospital is as one of the world’s leading paediatric hospitals and trauma centres, delivering first class care to children with state of the art facilities. Thanks to Telethon, the hospital has established the Telethon Clinical Research Centre to ensure all children throughout WA have access to the latest and most effective therapies. Grants also provide cutting edge medical equipment and world best interventions for sick children.
The Giving Kids a Go program aims to provide children with physical disabilities the help they need to build confidence and develop new skills through sporting, recreational and social activities.
The Cancer Journey Program provides professional support that enables children and young people with cancer to cope with the emotional, social, financial, practical and educational impact of cancer, leading to improved quality of life.
The Hamilton ventilators will ensure infants and children have the life support equipment needed to provide best possible patient outcomes for people across regional WA.
The Livewire Ward and Workshop Program transforms the hospital experience for young people with chronic health conditions, mental health issues and disability by offering resilience enhancing and age appropriate activities for social connectivity, creative expression and personal development.
Providing swimming lessons to children with physical and intellectual disabilities through the Learn to Swim Program, reducing the incidence of drowning and making young people with disabilities feel safer around water.
With top scientific minds and world-class facilities the Telethon Kids Institute discovers causes, cure and treatments to improve the lives of kid and young people. TKI is responsible for many ground breaking discoveries bringing together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share the vision of improving the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research. Leading researchers work hard to free young people from many diseases and conditions including cancer, leukaemia, diabetes, autism, asthma and cystic fibrosis. Improving the health of Aboriginal children and community is also a priority.
The Chatterbox program provides a mix of group and individual sessions for children under five who have permanent hearing loss. The Talkabout program is a specialised playgroup and classes for children under five who are experiencing a speech and language delay or disorder. TSH empowers families with information and tools to support their children’s development in communication, language, literacy and in managing hearing Impairment. Individualised plans ensure successful inclusion into mainstream schools and encourage learning at home.
Inspiring and encouraging fathers and father figures in our community to be more present and pro-active at every stage of their kids’ life.
Kyle’s Camp provides an opportunity for sick or seriously ill children to be kids again outside of their routine of hospital visits. Through participation in fun activities during the week, they return home with a positive, happy attitude ready to continue treatment.
The Balga Early Learning Centre provides teachers that deliver an early intervention program for at risk children, ensuring they have the skills needed to start school and develop at their own pace.
Providing equipment, access to programs and modifications to homes and vehicles for children and young people with disabilities to improve mobility, health and wellness and assist them to move independently in their home and community.
Helping children and adolescents affected by physical, mental or behavioural conditions through the provision of supervised, individualised and progressive exercise to improve fitness and movement.
Supporting children with Type 1 diabetes and their families through specialised programs and services including camps, nutrition and insulin workshops and clinical psychology support.
The Creating Sensory Stories project will enable young children with print disability to access books through a variety of sensory elements, like large print, Braille and audio books, giving children with visual impairment the joy of reading stories.
Beyond the Backyard provides students with severe and complex disabilities the experience of camping and the skills needed to play in their own school grounds by modifying activities, equipment and customising instructions.
Providing ongoing research into preterm births, which remains the primary reason for neonatal deaths in Australia.
To prevent youth suicide and depression by providing professional counselling to support young people during vulnerable stages, giving them the resilience to deal with life’s challenges.