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Upcoming C-PEP Workshop

Upcoming P-CEP Workshop

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is working alongside Brisbane City Council to bring Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) workshops to our Brisbane community. Xavier Place will host one of these workshops on Tuesday 18 June at 3:30pm.

Make Every Day a Day for Play!

Make Every Day a Day for Play!

June 11 is International Day of Play, a United Nations initiative designed to highlight that play is never just play! There are so many reasons to support the power of play and the role of play in supporting children’s development. Endorsed by our multi-disciplinary therapy team, we look at how 5 developmental areas are supported by play!

Come and Stay at Xavier Place!

Come and Stay at Xavier Place!

As featured in the Winter Edition of Source Kids magazine, the Xavier Place team is taking bookings for June through to September. When children and young people stay with us at Xavier Place, they experience a home-away-from-home and the opportunity to hang out with their peers. This enables our families to take some time out knowing that their child's support needs are met.

Q&A: Support Worker Megan

Q&A: Support Worker Megan

Support Worker Megan has been part of the Xavier team supporting children and young people for nearly 17 years! We asked Megan what she loves about her work, what inspires her and more in this Q&A. 

21 Activities to Develop Fine Motor Skills

21 Activities to Develop Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are the tiny and precise movements that we make with our hands, fingers, feet and toes. They involve the coordination and movement of lots of little muscles together. As children grow, fine motor skills become increasingly important for supporting independence with everyday tasks such as feeding, dressing, toileting and learning. Here are 21 activities to support your child's development of fine motor skills. 

Xavier: Education Sponsor PRECI 2024

Xavier: Education Sponsor PRECI 2024

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with PRECI as Education Sponsor at their second national conference held on the Gold Coast 1-3 May 2024. PRECI aims to support and develop a national research-to-practice network, focusing on young children with developmental disabilities.

Q&A: Physiotherapist Fiona

Q&A: Physiotherapist Fiona

We sat down with Xavier Physiotherapist Fiona to understand how physiotherapy supports children with disability, what parents can expect from a physio session, how she works in collaboration with other therapists and more. Here’s what Fiona had to say!

Developmental Milestones for Children 3 Months to 3 Years

Developmental Milestones for Children 3 Months to 3 Years

Developmental milestones are a general list of the things that most typically developing children can do by a certain age. It's important to remember that all children develop differently, in their own unique ways and at their own pace. You can use milestones as a general guide.