What we do

  • Promoting the physical and emotional well-being of people with disabilities working within a circles of support, capacity building and goal oriented framework
  • Undertaking quality of life, mental health and behaviour assessments and interpreting and explaining reports
  • Integrating modern off the shelf tech to help manage day to day activities
  • Developing and implementing positive behaviour support programs that take autistic neurology, sensory and communication differences into account
  • Teaching functional life skills including social, communication, self-care, daily living, recreation, and employment
  • Providing case management, specialist support connections and liaising with families, service providers, allied health professionals, and community members to enhance the choice, social inclusion and quality of life for autistic people
  • Assisting people with autistic neurology to set and attain individual goals
  • Facilitating self-advocacy and / or advocate on behalf of people with disabilities
  • Supporting individuals with disabilities to transition to, access and maintain meaningful life experiences
  • Preplanning and support for NDIS reviews
  • Helping families, caregivers and individuals understand the impact of their autistic neurotype on their daily functioning training and presenting

Services

Wellbeing

Connection to community
Planning and goal setting
Case management
Post assessment support

Social Development

Social groups
Training and education
Customised visual supports
Communication facilitation

NDIS Support

Documentation gathering
Report writing
NDIS meeting support
NDIS strategy and planning

Developing Independence

Planning and goal setting
Support integration
Case management
Customised visual supports

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Our Location

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

Open by appointment only
4/567 Englehardt st
Albury, NSW

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About us

In my life before children I was a graphic designer. It really does feel like a life time ago. In this incarnation of my life I am a communication consultant and a mother of 4 children. I am not a communication consultant in the media sense, I am a communication consultant for people that are unable to communicate for themselves. I create unique, tailored, and totally individualised communication tools to help create communication where otherwise there wouldn’t be.

I use a mix of ABA, Floortime, PECs, Comic Strip Conversations, Social Stories, Music therapy, sensory integration, makaton signs and positive parenting methods to produce my unique range of communication devices to help open up a new world of communication between you and your child.

I developed these methods over the past 9 years while working with my own autistic children, my experience as a graphic designer and working in a myTime Playgroup. I look at communication in a holistic way.

Visuals through the lifetime

The Little Black Duck is committed to assisting and supporting people with autism to reach the highest potential without changing who they are or how they think.

The biggest impediment to autism is communication. Communication from the person with autism, from the people in their lives and with professionals. It is one of the biggest barriers surrounding people on the spectrum. The Little Black Duck aims to provide a rich tapestry of communication tools to improve the communication between you and your loved ones.

The little black duck believes that autism is a neurological difference and as such, a person should not have to change who they are to be successful. The focus of The Little Black Duck is on the strengths that people bring to the community while supporting the areas that are still developing.

I believe that trying everything and incorporating as many forms of communication in your every day language with your child will create a rich tapestry of information that some of it will grab their attention and hold their interest for long enough to bring them into our world, if only for a moment. Persistence and consistency are the keys to success. I know that through focusing on your child’s skills and abilities I can help you develop rich communication between you and your child.

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Social, emotional and behaviour education, support, plans and programs. Strengths based / Evidence based / Autism specific

 

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