ROADIES – GROUP SUPPORT FOR TEENAGERS AGED 14 – 17 YEARS
ROADIES is a recreation program for teenagers with disabilities aged 14 – 17 years. This innovative program provides teenagers with disabilities with access to a variety of cultural, sporting and social activities in a fun, safe and supported environment. ROADIES offer participants a variety of activities and is available for teenagers aged 14 – 17 years with a disability. On the ROADIES program teenagers are matched with a volunteer similar to their own age for peer support. A team of adult Support Workers provide support and supervision to the group. Three ROADIES programs operate – ROADIES Latrobe & Baw Baw, ROADIES South and ROADIES East.
Eligibility for ROADIES
To be eligible for ROADIES participants must be between 14 years and 17 years and have a disability.
Supported holidays is a full fee pay holiday program for people with a disability. To be eligible to attend the holidays participants must have a support ratio of 1:4. Supported holidays operate annually in the January and the September school holidays.
NDIS benefits and outcomes
- Social participation in the community
- Meet new people and develop friendships
- Increase your capacity to access the local community
- Independence skills
- opportunity to participate in activities and try new things
- Improve and develop your communication skills
- Self care for carers and participants