Mimik-ga Centre, Department of Education. The Mimik-ga Centre opened in 2017 and means ‘children growing’ in the Larrakia language. The centre delivers evidence-based interventions for children with specialist needs and provides a welcoming network for parents. Key to Mimik-ga’s success is early intervention and each child having and individual plan with learning goals. A number of government’s key programs are located onsite at Mimik-ga, including: the Families as First Teachers Program, two Autism Spectrum programs, a Positive Learning Centre. Since Mimik-ga opened, enrolments in the Families as First Teachers program have more than doubled, and the Autism Sprectrum programs supports students from more than half of Darwin and Palmerston’s government schools. in 2019, the service was expanded to include more NT-wide services, including specialist supporting in teaching, speech and occupational therapy, and hearing services.

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