Teenagers (13 - 17 Years)
One to One
Help with day to day activities, self care and getting out in the community
We offer support for children with a disability between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. Based on your child’s needs, we match your child with a Community Access Worker on a one to one basis.
Your worker can support your child at your own home or out and about in the community.
Support can range from a few hours each day, week or 24 hour care. Your worker will work closely with you and your child to provide just the right amount of support to help your child become more independent at home and included in your community.
The types of support we provide includes: going out in the community, doing fun activities, developing life skills in your home and in the community, and support going to appointments.
Coordination of Supports
We can help coordinate your supports
We know that finding and coordinating the services you need to help your child achieve their goals can be overwhelming. We can help you with the preparation and development of your child’s NDIS plan, use the allocated support budget and identify services and activity programs that provide your child with the help he/she needs.
We support you to:
- Identify options for service providers
- Choose between options or providers
- Work out the services to be provided and their prices.
- Develop service agreements and create service bookings with chosen providers
- Work out agreed services and prices as part of any quotable supports
- Arrange any assessments needed to work out the type of funding required
- Decide the budget for each support type and talk to the plan manager about the breakdown funds
- Talk with the plan manager to create the claim categories and the correct amount of funds
- Link to other services (i.e. housing, education, transport, health)
- Build your capacity to coordinate, self-direct and manage supports.
- Resolve issues that arise
Get in touch with us now to discuss how we might be able to assist you.
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Our Recreation Program for young people 13 to 17 years old
Our ROADIES program provides opportunities for teenagers with a disability to enjoy social and recreational experiences within the community. Our activities are focused on what you want to do within your neighbourhood. This can include cultural, sporting and social activities. We will support you to develop your independence in a fun, safe and supported environment. As well as giving you a chance to make friends and have fun, our recreation programs also offer respite for carers and families.
Who are the activities for?
Our Roadies program is designed for young people with a disability aged 13 to 17 years who live in the Latrobe City, Bass Coast, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Baw Baw Shire areas.
We encourage you to call our office to discuss yours and your child’s needs and suitability for the ROADIES program.
When are the recreation programs held?
Activities happen on weekends and during the school holidays.
What are my child’s NDIS benefits and outcomes?
- Feel a part of the community
- Meet new people and make friends
- Get out in the local community
- Develop independence skills
- Do activities and try new things
- Build communication skills
- Self care for carers and participants
After school support
Busy Bods is a supported group recreation program that provides participants with opportunities to learn and develop new skills, make new friends, and connect with their local community. Busy Bods is led by adult Community Access Workers who provide support and supervision. Weekly activities take place after school during the school term. Activities include a mix of centre based and community based activities.
For more information, and to register for this weekly program please contact Interchange Gippsland on 1300 736 765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our High Functioning Autism Group for young people 13 – 17 years old
A-TEAM is a supported group recreation program that provides participants with opportunities to learn and develop new skills, make new friends, and connect with their local community. A-TEAM is led by adult Community Access Workers who provide support and supervision, and is also supported by teenage and adult volunteers who provide social connections and peer support. Monthly activities take place on weekends and during school holidays. Activities are planned based on participant interests.
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