Help Disability Support

Enhancing the lifestyle, independence and ambitions of people with disability

Our Programs

Our Programs

Program overview

McIntyre Centre provides a range of equine assisted programs for participants to learn new skills, practice communication techniques, and socialise.

All sessions are run in a group setting with a maximum of 4 participants in a 1:1 support ratio by staff and volunteers under the supervision of our nationally accredited equine staff. These programs can also be used to facilitate recreational or therapy-based sessions.  

TYPES OF PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

  • Mounted: Mounted programs require a horse to be mounted or ridden during the session. Program participants are supported by staff and volunteers under the supervision of our nationally accredited equine staff. Lessons and equestrian activities are available on weekdays and weekends.
     
  • Unmounted: Unmounted programs may use a horse to support the session delivery but are not mounted or ridden. Program participants are supported by staff and volunteers under the supervision of our nationally accredited equine staff.  The program may involve traditional "groundwork", or incorporate sensory activities as an alternative learning strategy to promote social engagement, inclusion, and horsemanship skills.
     
  • Equine-Assisted Therapies: involves sessions with horses and/or other equine activities, delivered by trained therapists or mental health practitioners, to promote health and wellbeing through therapy-based activities such as Equine Assisted Physiotherapy (Hippotherapy) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
     
  • Work Skills: skill development program including property and herd management, stable care, and property maintenance. 
     



PROGRAMS, Pricing & Available Funding

For NDIS participants: Our Equine Assisted Activities can be purchased through your NDIS Plan Line Items under the categories; Core – 'Assistance with Social, Economic & Community Participation', Capacity Building - 'Increased social & Community Participation' and 'Improved Daily Living'.

For independent participants/clients: Families can also be invoiced separately as a 'Fee for service'.
 

HOW TO ENROL

If you are interested in participating in our McIntyre Centre programs, please phone 07 3868 1765 or email us at NDISenquiries@helpenterprises.com.au to find out more.