Worried about what your child with a disability will do for work after they finish school?
This is a really common problem for all parents, particularly those whose children have disabilities. Other problems can include:
Not knowing what your child might like to do
Being unaware of work opportunities that might be available
Having some ideas but not knowing where to start
Based on our experience and researching the literature we have developed a 6 step program to help parents get clear on what kinds of jobs their young adult children will love and how to build and work with a network of friends, family, business and services to find or create work opportunities for their child.
Come along to this information session and get some tips and tools to get you on the discovery process and learn about our From School to Work mentoring program.
Sheree Henley is a Director of Microboards Australia – a non profit organisation that specialises in helping parents create a network of trusted people around their child who will love and support them even when parents no longer can. This network has a formalised legal structure and is called a microboard. One of the things microboards can do is help create work opportunities for the person at the centre.
Sheree is the mother of Isaac, a young man with a complex disability. She has worked with her son’s microboard – Isaac’s Band of Brothers and Sisters Inc to create a social enterprise called Isaac Delivers Isaac’s role as a delivery man has been uniquely crafted for him. He is much loved and appreciated by his clients.