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Who We Are

The Leap Centre is a local, community organisation that was established in 1994 as Cooinda Education and Play by a small group of parents. At that time there was limited help for children with autism, other disabilities and developmental concerns in the Wodonga and Albury region.

In May 1997, the group became an incorporated association and changed its name to The Learning Education and Play (LEAP) Centre for Early Intervention Incorporated.
In 2001, we moved into our purpose built premises at 23 Moorefield Park Drive, Wodonga, made possible by the generous support of local families and businesses. This is where you will find us today.

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Our Team

Our LEAP Centre team of experienced professionals specialises in early childhood intervention, helping children with autism, other disabilities and developmental delay.

We have speech pathologists, occupational therapists, a social worker, educator and group coordinator, offering you a complete and comprehensive early childhood intervention service. Our aim is to share our experience, knowledge and expertise with you to bring about positive improvements to your child’s development.

We are passionate about our own training and continued development and also offer practical placements to students from university and TAFE. Our vision is to offer students the experience of a supportive and caring professional learning environment to inspire them to choose to work in an early childhood intervention service.

We are proud of our strong team focus, where we support and encourage each other and celebrate our successes together. As a parent and child of our services, you are the most important part of our team and your needs are always at the centre of our recommendations.

We work closely with you to develop an action plan which meets your needs and helps your child develop the skills you have identified as the most important. 

What We Do

Our experienced team of allied health professionals specialises in disability support for early childhood intervention for children aged 0-6 years and therapeutic supports for children aged 7+ years. We help the families of children with autism, other disabilities and developmental concerns by staying up to date with the latest training in therapies and services.

We work with you and your child so that, together we all enjoy the feeling of achievement and success through the benefit of our progressive, specialist services.

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Our Board

The LEAP Centre is an Incorporated Association which is governed by a Board of Management. The LEAP Centre Manager, Sarah Nicholson, is responsible for the day to day running of the Centre.

You are welcome to observe our board meetings, which are usually held on the third Thursday of each month at 6.30pm.

Interested in becoming a board member?

Find out more by contacting our Centre Manager

The role of the Board is to ensure that:

  • LEAP provides high quality services to families and children
  • LEAP fulfils all obligations to partner agencies and funding bodies
  • LEAP remains financially viable
  • All legal and statutory obligations are met 


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