The Sunnyfield Association was a parent-run organisation formed in 1952 to provide education and accommodation for children with disabilities. Originally a part of the Sub-Normal Children's Welfare Association of New South Wales, it broke away and became independent in 1956. It ran Sunnyfield School in Manly Vale, and set up hostels for adults in Allambie Heights. In 2014 it is known as Sunnyfield disAbility Services and is based at Allambie Heights, although provides services across a range of locations in New South Wales.
Sources used to compile this entry: Sunnyfield History, Sunnyfield disAbility Services, 2014, https://web.archive.org/web/20170219073916/http://www.sunnyfield.org.au/about-sunnyfield/sunnyfield-history; Earl, Dave, Caring for the Children. Forever: Parent-run organisations for children with disabilities in New South Wales, 1950-1968, The University of Sydney, 2007, https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxJ40rvOKOpBYjJlZTBkNGMtZmEzMy00Mzc5LWI5YjEtMzA0ZWUxM2U5ZjI0/edit?pli=1&hl=en_GB#.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 19 May 2014, Last modified: 23 May 2014