26 Feb 2018
Minister for Education
Families can now access a range of early intervention learning support services at the Mimik-Ga Centre, officially opened by the Minister for Education in Darwin today.
Minister for Education, Eva Lawler, said the centre will play a vital role in supporting children with additional needs.
“All Territory children deserve the best start in life and access to a quality education,” Ms Lawler said.
“This centre was made possible through our government’s investment of an additional $8 million a year to support students with additional needs. The Territory Labor Government will always invest in education because we care about the Territory’s future.”
The centre provides families and schools with greater access to support services. It has been developed with the help of education and health specialists to ensure it meets the needs of the community.
“Having a centre such as this, running tailored programs for young people, ensures they learn the skills and receive the support they need to grow, engage and achieve their full potential,” Ms Lawler said.
The Mimik-Ga Centre provides early intervention services for children aged from birth to 12 years. The name Mimik-Ga-Guligi was provided by elders from the Dangalaba clan of the Kulumbiringin people in the Larrakia community. It means ‘Children Growing’.
The centre, located on the old Henbury School site in Wanguri, runs two Autism Spectrum Disorder Intervention programs, a Families as First Teachers program and a Positive Learning Centre, where students receive intensive learning support.
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