The Disability Unit has had an active parent group since 2006. The purpose of the group is to provide parents with opportunities to meet each other in a social context, to discuss issues relating to their child’s education, and to share information regarding service provision and transition planning. The Parent Group has organised guest speakers on a range of topics and played a vital role in bringing about the Unit’s Vacation Care Program. Each year the Unit has a Family Picnic Day and also a half day Working Bee which is strongly supported by families. This year the parent group will be working with staff on a number of fund-raising activities to support the outdoor education program.