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VisAbility Children’s Therapy Centre is growing up

VISABILITY Tasmania’s Eastern Shore Children’s Therapy Centre had cause for a party last month when it celebrated its first birthday with cake, coffee and toys.

VisAbility Tasmania general manager Mary Langdon said it had been a busy year supporting Tasmanian children and families living with disabilities.

“The Centre has certainly grown over the past year with new referrals continuing to be received,” she said.

“We are excited to be celebrating our first birthday and we look forward in continuing to deliver quality services.”

The birthday event saw children playing with helium balloons and swings, while parents had a chat over morning tea.

10-year-old client Lucas Fisher said his favourite part of the day was cutting the birthday cake.

He said he already couldn’t wait for next year’s celebrations.

The cake was made by parent Jocelyn Gysen, who has two children who attend the centre.

“The kids had so much fun on the day and I felt honoured to be able to make the cake,” Ms Gysen said.

“It was great to give the children a chance to take part in the celebration with activities that are more realistic for them to handle.

“It’s a fantastic facility and we’re so happy to be a part of it.”

Eastern Shore Children’s Therapy Centre is a local provider of therapy services, National Disability Insurance Scheme support and information.

Therapy is enhanced by specific toys that allow children to develop essential life skills in a fun and interactive environment.

Caption: Mary Langdon and Lucas Fisher at Viability Tasmania’s Eastern Shore Children’s Therapy Centre recent birthday celebration.