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On Monday the 26th of April, Julian Hill, the Federal Member of Parliament for the seat of Dandenong came and visited our Next Step program. He spent about an hour with us and made himself available for a discussion with our participants. People had some...

Participants from Dandenong recently spent some time talking to National Disability Services about what they have achieved from the Car Wash program. We are excited to be able to share this video with everyone and very proud of everyone involved.   ...

Su Klay joined Next Step Dandenong in 2018. He participated in skills-based programs before becoming involved in our carwash group for a couple of terms. Su Klay did such a great job and also expressed interest in exploring employment options in this field. In supporting...

Ibrahim recently attended his citizenship ceremony via Zoom and is now an "Australian", he was thrilled. Staff provided support to Ibrahim to attend the test and to prepare. It took lots of hard work, lots of persistence, and a lot of patience but it all...

Brayden has been working with 1:1 staff over a 5 hour period in two sessions to complete all of his worksheets and assessments for the Box Hill Adult Literacy course.  Brayden concentrated hard on sounding out words, listening to instructions, and pushed through the frustration to...

Burke and Beyond update   To all participants, families and caregivers, here is some updated information for everyone.   Yesterday, the Government of Victoria announced that they were bringing back level three restrictions for the great Melbourne metropolitan area. This is in place for the next 6 weeks. This means...

Kirra, one of the Next Step Dandenong Participants has started a new job, way to go Kirra. Looks like you are really enjoying your new job.   This is what Kirra had to say about her new job. About 4 weeks ago, I started working with my...