Are you worried about what your child might do for work when they finish school?
In 2012, nearly half (47.3%) of all working-age people with disability were not in the labour force – Australian Bureau of Statistics
After speaking with parents and their children with disability we have learned that common problems they experience are:
- they are unsure of what kind of work their child may like to do
- they have some ideas but are not sure how to get started
- that schools and employment agencies are not always well equipped to help their child with complex disabilities to find work
Based on the Discovery framework created by Mike Callahan of Marc Gold and Associates and on the microboard principle of tapping into community networks, we have put together a 6 step program to support families to work with their networks to create customised work roles for their family member. The 6 steps are:
Lead – Create and document your vision
Discover – Dig deep into your child’s interests and potential contributions to a customised job
Engage – Find ways of communicating with your child about work
Network – Find people who can support you
Collaborate – create and implement a plan to to find and create customised work roles
Support – ensure everyone can support the conditions for success
We offer this program over a series of 6 full day, face to face workshops spread out over 6 months, plus webinars where you can ask questions from families who have been successful, form accountability groups with other participants to stay on track and get stuff done as well as some one on one mentoring.
Monday February 5
Thursday February 8
Tuesday February 13
Thursday February 15
The program is open to parents of students in Years 9 – 12 at school. It can be funded using NDIS funding if you self manage or plan manage your NDIS plan using the following support categories:
- Finding and Keeping a Job
- Increased social and community participation
- Assistance with Life Stage Transition
Presented by Sheree Henley
Sheree is a Director of Microboards Australia and is based in Canberra. She is the mother of a young man with a complex disability. She worked with her son’s school, friends and family to help create a work role for her son as a delivery man – Isaac Delivers
Prior to joining Microboards Australia Sheree worked as a Senior Business Analyst for Hewlett Packard so brings her skills of work analysis and research to help families create customised work roles.
How to apply
Places are limited and we want to make sure we are a good fit for you and you for us so you need to apply to participate.