Meet the X-Crew – Introducing Jenny Watts

Jenny first became involved with Xlent in 2011 as a parent, when her son joined as a participant. She began working for Xlent as a support worker in 2012, and quickly earned the position of Group Facilitator in 2013. Jenny has proudly represented Xlent as our Participant Liaison Coordinator since 2016, and we are pleased to have called her a member of the Xlent family for nearly 12 years. With 20 years of Nursing and 15 years in Aged care under her belt, as well as invaluable personal experience of raising a child with a disability, Jenny is truly
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August 3rd, 2022|Meet the X-Crew, Uncategorized, Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments

Xlent’s Adventure Club

During the month of May, Xlent participants across the North, West and South of Adelaide have enjoyed a series of exciting ‘come and try’ days run in conjunction with our sister company, Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures (WEOA). The aim of these days was to create opportunities for our participants that they might not usually experience, such as paddling a kayak or riding a bike, and introducing them to the wonderful world of outdoor education. Participants were supported in double kayaks as they paddled around the gorgeous waters of the Warren and Happy Valley reservoirs, making the most of the
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June 2nd, 2022|Xlent News|0 Comments

Xlent Shines Bright @ The Lights

For almost 12 months, Xlent has had the pleasure of attending weekly fitness sessions at the Lights Community Centre. During this time we have seen our participants improve not only their fitness skills, but also their confidence, independence and teamwork.   Shine Bright @ The Lights focuses on providing enhanced health, fitness, and wellbeing opportunities by creating a positive environment for those living with disabilities. This program promotes healthy habits with a focus on engaging and inclusive activities, and empowers people with disability to be the best version of themselves they can be! Xlent is passionate
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May 10th, 2022|Uncategorized, Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments

Meet the X-Crew – Introducing Kerrie Harcarik

Kerrie started her journey with Xlent as a work placement student in 2012, and then began her role as a support worker. As Kerrie continued to grow and learn, she took on the challenge of Group Facilitator where she fostered great relationships with participants and their families. Now, as she approaches 10 years of service with Xlent, Kerrie oversees the operation of the St Marys centre as our Southern Coordinator. A key part of this role includes facilitating meet & greet and transition days for prospective and new participants, and then working with participants and their families to ensure
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April 3rd, 2022|Meet the X-Crew, Xlent News|0 Comments

Why Is Nature Play So Important?

Xlent participants engage in a lot of nature and outdoor play as a part of their regular day options program. Here are some of the reasons why we love getting out amongst nature - enjoying the many social, emotional, physical and mental and environmental benefits to spending time in the great outdoors. Body Control Outdoor play involves the whole body – balance, coordination, gross and fine motor skills, flexibility and strength. Creativity Natural materials are open-ended and easily adapted. Nature is full of endless possibilities, so it encourages people to think more
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February 2nd, 2022|Xlent News|0 Comments

The COVID-19 Vaccination and You. Disability Options, Services and General Information.

Please click here for an easy-read social story about the COVID-19 vaccine. * The COVID-19 vaccine is available for both people with disability and disability workers. It is mandatory for Xlent Staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our participants. People with disability can be at greater risk of becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19, so getting vaccinated is very important. As such it is strongly recommended for Xlent Participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but we also understand that this may not be possible for everyone. With the ease in vaccination restrictions anyone
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September 1st, 2021|Xlent News|0 Comments

Benefits of Pet Therapy for People with Disabilities

If you have a pet at home, then you’ll already know how much joy and comfort a furry friend can offer, and how easy it is for pets to become a much-loved member of the family. While most people know that pets are great for relieving stress and providing companionship, there are other benefits that animals can provide to those living with visible and invisible disabilities. Many people living with autism or other sensory processing disorders can frequently depend on non-verbal cues to communicate, which allows them to interact very well with animals. These skills can sometimes improve the person’s
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May 6th, 2021|Xlent News|0 Comments

Fruit Fly Outbreak South Australia – Who it is effecting and what you need to know.

You may have heard on the news or social media information regarding the recent Fruit Fly outbreak. The affected area’s range from Salisbury, Montacute, Brown Hill creek, Bellevue Heights, to the coast and all areas in between. The information below is from the SA Government website. What to do if you're in an outbreak or suspension area Home-grown produce If you are in an outbreak or suspension area: Keep your fresh home-grown fruit or fruiting vegetables on your property You can eat, cook or preserve your own home-grown produce. The less home-grown fruit is moved around, the lower the
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January 27th, 2021|Xlent News|0 Comments

Xlent COVID-19 Closure

South Australia has been ordered into a major lockdown because of increased COVID cases over the last few days. Xlent will be closed for the next six days, effective 11:59pm Wednesday 18th November. We will follow all Government advice over the next week, and will let you know when it's safe to come back to Xlent. Stay safe, and we'll see you soon.

November 18th, 2020|Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments


An update regarding the COVID-19 outbreak from Xlent CEO, Andrew Govan. I trust you are well and keeping safe. With the current COVID cluster that we are experiencing in Adelaide, I have implemented a series of firm restrictions. These may be perceived as a bit over the top in comparison to what people are able to go and do on their own and with others in a public setting. However, I am confident that this is the right decision for Xlent. We value the safety of all participants, parents, carers and Xlent employees. Please bear with us while we
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November 17th, 2020|Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments
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