What happens after I graduate school

26 September 2018

A question many school-leavers and their families ask themselves is “what happens after school?”

For many high school graduates, the answer will be higher education, travel or entering the workforce.

But for graduates with an intellectual disability, there are more options to choose from. The NDIS has brought with it a new world of funding and support, and there are plenty of exciting pathways available especially for this group. In this blog, we will look at a couple of these pathways available to people with a disability and how the NDIS can help on that journey.

“I want to go somewhere where I can keep learning, get out in to the community and make friends”

Even though your schooling may be finished, it doesn’t mean that the learning and social aspects of it should stop. Many people want to continue to learn, but in a supportive environment that understands your goals and the importance of getting out in to the community.

The activities available at our Learning and Lifestyle hubs are designed to help you identify and reach your goals for daily living, community participation, learning and building relationships, all the while having fun.

 

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What the NDIS calls it:

“Assistance to access centre-based social and recreational activities”

Funding Category:

“Core Supports”

“I want to get a job in a supportive environment”

Employment can boost your confidence and self-esteem, it connects you with your community and can give you a strong sense of purpose. We believe that employment opportunities are a critical part of an inclusive and empowering community for people with disability, and that’s why we offer supported employment.

Supported employment is a safe, supportive and social work environment, where people work with you to help you achieve the goals you set yourself.

Here’s what some of our Supported Employees have to say about working for Endeavour Foundation Business Solutions:

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What the NDIS calls it:

“Finding and Keeping a Job (Support Category 3.10)”

Funding Category:

“Capacity Building Supports”

“I want to move out of home, but I need extra support”

Whether you have a disability or not, this is a big step for most young people, and it’s something that the NDIS will be able to help you out with if it’s one of your goals.

Moving out of the family home can be a really fun, empowering and exciting step and there are a range of supportive housing options available for people with a disability to make it just that.

Here are some options:

In-home support

Whether it’s your own home, a private rental or community housing, sometimes you need a little extra support.

We listen to your individual needs and wishes to develop a roster where qualified support staff can drop in to provide specific support at specific times, or be on hand up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This enables you to manage what you received and when you receive it, so that it fits in with your schedule and lifestyle.

 

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What the NDIS calls it:

“Assistance with Self-Care activities”

Funding Category:

“Assistance with Daily Life”

Supported Accommodation

Supported accommodation can provide you with greater independence while ensuring you still have the support you need to navigate daily life.

Our houses are designed specifically to suit the needs of people with disability and generally operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with staff that sleepover at night. If you need extra assistance at night, we can provide staff on an ‘awake’ shift.

 

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What the NDIS calls it:

“Assistance in a shared living arrangement or Assistance in an Individual living arrangement”

Funding Category:

“Assistance with Daily Life”

Contact us to find out how we can support you

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