COG Matters is proud to announce the ‘Matters’ sections as a part of the consultancy vision and strategy underpinning all of the COG Matters values and delivery.

Connection Matters

Connection matters is our training and program development arm, which combines our project development with training for the specific community.  Connection matters enables the COG Matters team to provide tailored training and professional development, in order to effectively execute the vision and strategy of an inclusive community project.  

Current Case
an Advocacy Inclusion Firm for public education, policy, services, and support; a global voice of lived experience infiltrating communities. Phase one is focused on a global community engagement experience. This project partners with our colleagues in the Caribbean.

Current Case
Professional Development training in conjunction with our partner Kids Included Together based in San Diego. The training is focussed on inclusion knowledge and skill development for teachers in the United States.

Previous Case
Our team has currently been located at Cedar International School in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The purpose was to develop a centre now named ‘The solution studio’. The project entailed training all staff to practise differentiated learning for inclusion and special needs support.

Upcoming
A volunteer training program has invited COG Matters to develop a long term learning development platform for special educators to volunteer in remote countries.

Upcoming

The continued expansion of our 'The Solution Studio' learning hubs in remote locations. The boutique and community led hubs are focused solely on inclusion in schools and training support for executives, educators and the wider community. If you have ideas to share or would like to know more, please let us know by the 'contact us' page on our www.

 

Social Problem Solving Matters

Social problem solving matters is the giving arm of COG Matters, which encompasses providing pro bono service for our community and industry.

Current Case
COG Matters Director, Emma, is a blueVoice member contributing her time to run an online forum for discussion about national issues about mental health. She engages regularly with rural and remote areas to increase mental health support and services.

Previous Case
COG Matters Director, Emma, was the Administration Co-Director of the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman. During her time of involvement, the charity grew in membership and increased support for individuals and families with special needs in the Cayman community.  Community meetings, parent support groups and member meetings were developed and continue to run.  A variety of special needs information and advocacy is provided by the charity for families with children aged 0-18.  

 

 

Writing Matters

COG Matters values the sharing of information and knowledge.  Our team provides expertise in article, journal, report writing and position papers as a part of the services offered to clients.  Contact our team today for your next writing needs in education, health, disability and business.  

Current Case
Emma is a member of the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum, representing blueVoices at beyondblue. In this role, she writes at a national level representing the voices of carers and consumers. 

Current Case
Young carer book: 'Couldn't Care Less', co-authored with Canadian Psychotherapist Kelly Bos. If you have a carer story you would like to share, please reach out in the 'contact us' section of our www.

Previous Case
A collaboration with Clever Girl Media saw the development and launch of online publication Sassy&Able. This collaboration became a forum to engage business minded people, and promote people doing unconventional business models with success. The publication profiled and commented on extraordinary and serendipitous business developments from around the globe.  

Upcoming
Global education publication.

 

Wellbeing Matters

Wellbeing matters is focussed on connecting our rural and remote communities in addressing health access and support means with particular focus on autism and mental health conditions.  Our areas of support and understanding comes with connecting services, stories, needs and the impact of distance on people with autism and mental health conditions, together with the support needed for families.

Current Case
Presentations have commenced in rural Victoria discussing the pressing support needs of individuals and their carers experiencing mental health conditions. This involves representing the voice of carers to health practitioners across Australia.

Upcoming

A series of stories presented in rural Victoria named 'Backyard Knowledge'. If you live in rural Victoria and would like to be a part of this project, please reach out using the 'contact us' page on our www.

 

Cognitive Engagement Matters

An education consultancy for the intellectual, interest and motivational engagement needs of the individual child/youth as a means to synchronise social and emotional processing, self-regulation and academic skill development.  

Current Case
Services are offered to individuals and their families in all education settings for all age groups. We work in collaboration with varied health and education professionals to create more opportunities for the individual child/youth.

We offer an individual private consultancy and social skill development groups for learners with Autism. We also meet with families and offer education planning and advice.

Previous Case
The ‘Hub’ was an individualised school program using interest, project management skills and self regulation for a range of children experiencing challenges in their learning. The hub served the purpose of creating success platforms for the children to thrive and return to mainstream classrooms.

Our social skill groups ‘sociables’, ‘curious club’ and ‘pliese projects’ are all available. Contact us for an updated timetable and group prices.

 

 

Brain Food Matters

At COG Matters, we advocate for feeding the mind with super foods. Often asked if food makes a difference to how we interact and learn, experience in the field of neurodiversity points to the advantages of a clean body for a clear mind.

Current Case
We are pleased to promote the wondrous and delicious pistachio nut. Located at the foothills of the Pyrenees in North Central Victoria, the Green Nugget Estate pistachio haven produces organic and hand picked nuts. Used as a snack food or creative addition to a myriad of food delights, GNE produces A grade nuts available from small to in bulk nut eating needs. Please let us know if you would like to make a purchase by entering your details in the 'contact us' page on our www.

Movement Matters

Current Case
Training for international dance teaching qualifications sees the opening our movement matters arm. Offering classes in latin dance as a means of connecting new neurodiversity pathways both literally and philosophically in the community will be commencing over the coming months. For more information, please let us know by our 'contact us' page on our www.