New program supports neurodiverse young people to become job-ready

By Staff Writers, 15 September 2021 , Comments

‘Life After School’ will support young people who are ineligible for funding or who don’t have an NDIS plan to build the skills necessary to access the workforce.

The program is designed for young people living with learning difficulties who are preparing to leave school, or have left school in the last five years and are looking for employment. It’s aimed at individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Dyslexia and other social and emotional challenges. During the program, they will have the opportunity to access coaching, mentoring and work experience opportunities that will enable them to get ready for the future of work.

Life After School will work in two stages

Stage 1: October – December 2021. Two hour sessions twice a week (online)

Stage 2: January – June 2022. Two days a week, 6 hours a day. Face to face (COVID restrictions permitting). These session will be provided in the following areas: Seven Hills, Hornsby, Hurstville, Campbelltown and Wollongong.

Funded by the Australian Government’s Information Linkages and Capacity Building program, Life After School is free. It will provide a range of opportunities to develop the skills necessary to enter the workforce and maintain employment.

Neurodiverse young people, their families and support networks have played an important role in the design of Life After School. They have helped identify the challenges faced by young adults and their families after leaving school. Life After School will empower these young people to have a successful transition to work after school. 

If you think you or someone you know can benefit from this great program, please contact Oliver Rynn on 0401 068 362 or oliver.rynn@northcott.com.au.

 

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