Recreation and Social Skills

Air Cadets

Bendigo Squadron of the Australian Air League

Air Cadets is suitable for males and females aged between 8-18years. The local group meet regularly at the Bendigo Flying Club Rooms, Bendigo Airport. Each week kids undertake formal drill practice, study for badges and participate in planned activities such as: model building, astronomy, electronics and camps.The official Website is

Contact: Karen Interlandi Ph:54441453 or 0400 180 099

Righteous Pups

Righteous Pups Australia (formerly Righteous Pups Bendigo) is a not for profit organisation with a mission to raise, socialize and train Autism Assistance Dogs to do a variety of practical tasks for children aged between 3- 15 years with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The impact each dog makes on the life of their recipient is priceless, giving recipients a greater level of independence, self-esteem and an overall improvement in psychological well-being and quality of life.The AAA (Access for All Abilities) is a wonderful inclusive program offered through Sports  Focus.

Phone: (03) 5445 6036

60 MINUTES 5th July 2009

This was a positive story about Pet Theory, emotions and ASD. It featured Righteous Pups. Click on the link below to watch the segment.

Sports Focus


Hey Dee Ho Music for Tinies

Contact: 1300 139 631

This Program is designed for young children with a disability.


Mytime is a group that supports parents of children with a disability or chronic illness. It brings parents together to socialise and share ideas while finding out about local community supports.

Ph: Bek 54433250


Playconnect play groups are for children aged 0 – 6 years with an ASD or ASD like symptoms.

Phone Sue: 5439-2618

Riding For The Disabled


A Sporting Chance

Mr John Doherty

Contact Mr John Doherty, Case Manager/Teacher of Physical Education

Girton Grammar School Bendigo

Telephone: 03 5441 3114