Community Connect

Our innovative Community Connect houses provide individuals with real-life skills and opportunities to meet their goals. There is a focus on accessing the community and networking with other services, as well as developing daily living skills. The programs are run out of real houses in the local community that are used as a base, giving individuals a unique opportunity to truly develop their independent living skills. Community Connect may provide supports outside traditional hours based on individual needs and goals. Emergency respite may also be available from these sites.


Community Connect houses are currently established in Bendigo, Golden Square, Kyneton, St Albans and Sunbury. Further houses may be arranged wherever there is sufficient need.


The categories we offer are:

  • Group social and recreational activities in a centre based program
  • Community, social and recreational activities in a group at a 1:3 ratio – Extended hours
  • Community, social and recreational activities in a group 1:2 ratio – Extended hours


How To Enrol

To enrol your child, please read the parent handbook and complete the enrolment form. The form may be submitted via email to the Educational Leader, sent to the relevant school office or dropped off at the Distinctive Options office. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the relevant Educational Leader.


Educational Leader:
Lisa McNeil – 0429 460 592

Program Address:
127-143 Circular Drive Sunbury 3429

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday – 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm



Educational Leader:
Wendy Lindsay – 0447 085 696

Program Address:
159-211 Coburns Rd Melton 3337

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday – 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm



Sarah Quigley – 9740 7244

Office Address:
36 Macedon Street Sunbury 3429


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