Post school programs
Ageing, Disability and Home Care funds community organisations to provide two post school programs for school leavers with disability in NSW. These are called Transition to Work (TTW) and Community Participation (CP). For both these programs, school leavers need to undertake an eligibility assessment during year 12 which will be conducted by specialist teachers or consultants as part of the school leaver process.
Transition to Work
TTW is a two year program for young people with disability who need support to make the transition from school to work or further education. It helps young people develop independence, gain practical work experience and develop skills needed for employment or study.
All young people participating in TTW will develop an individualised plan with their service provider that will identify their skills, interests, needs and goals. The types of skills young people may work towards in TTW include presentation skills, travel training, managing money, teamwork, being on time, self-care, reading and using numbers, and working safely. They also participate in work experience, where their provider will provide on-the-job training and support if needed.
Along with supporting work goals, TTW can assist young people to participate in social, sporting, health and fitness and recreational activities, and build social networks.
You can find more information about TTW.
Community Participation Program (CP)
The Community Participation program aims to assist young people with a disability to develop the skills they need to work towards their goals, increase their independence and participate as valued and active members in the community.
The program is targeted to young people with a disability with moderate to high support needs who require an alternative to paid employment or further education in the medium or longer term.
Community Participation has three types of services to provide flexibility and choice for young people. Participants can choose the service type that best meets their needs and goals, and can change service types if their preferences change. They are:
- centre-based with community access, where a young person activities in a centre and the community
- individual community based options, where a young person designs their ow program of activities in a range of community settings with the support of a service provider
- Self managed model, where a person with a disability and their family or advocate designs an individual program, within the funding allocation.
Find out more about CP.
For more information, contact details, program guidelines and participant information booklets including service provider information, refer to the ADHC website.