What Happens After I Graduate School?
A question many school-leavers and their families ask themselves is “what happens after school?”
For graduates with an intellectual disability, there are many 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. Here are a couple of these pathways available to people with a disability:
“I want to go somewhere where I can keep learning, get out into 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. You may be one of the many people want to continue learning so long as it’s in a supportive environment that understands your goals and the importance of getting out into the community.
The activities available at Endeavour Foundation’s 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.
“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.
Read what some of our supported employees have to say about working for Endeavour Foundation Business Solutions.
“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 is a range of supportive housing options available for people with a disability to make it just that.
Here are some options:
1. 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.
2. 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.
Come talk to our team at the Melbourne Seniors & Disability Expo on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 November, Melbourne Exhibition Centre to find out more about the options available to you, or visit our website: www.endeavour.com.au.