Access and Opportunity fosters an environment of connectivity and focuses on expanding the social circles of our clients. We create opportunities for social engagement in safe and supportive environments, based on our outcomes-driven and clinically informed approach. Our support workers facilitate client participation in social activities, exercise and sports-based activities as well as other individually tailored community opportunities.
Our support work team is focussed on achieving the highest possible quality of life for our clients. They will learn how to complete activities of daily living while being encouraged to be independent and increase their personal agency. We focus on developing client skills so they can administer self-care and self-management, but our team will fill any gaps where that is not possible.
Mentoring is a process of developing skills through social learning. Social learning is one of three ways we learn and develop skills. For individuals with intellectual impairment or people living with autism who may not understand social nuances, having a positive person or being in a positive space where they can copy or replicate observed behaviour is essential for them, and can lead to positive outcomes for clients. What we offer is an opportunity to be mentored in an environment where they can emulate positive behavioural traits and bring that modelling into their everyday lives.
We offer a range of school holiday group programs, weekly structured group sessions and special group social activities. The programs are an extension of our focus on social and community connection, personal development and mentoring. These activities involve multiple individuals socialising and completing a shared activity while under support worker supervision. Our group programs provide opportunities to learn practical skills and experience a sense of adventure in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Our SLES participants develop practical skills to effectively adapt from structured school conditions to the unique challenges of adulthood. This is achieved by developing and learning through practical application, playing with knowledge and receiving a holistic approach to addressing their needs. We offer NDIS-funded supports for up to two years for year 12 school leavers, focused on improving employment opportunities by ensuring that clients are work ready.