Young people

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Launchpad for Young People with ASD and their Families

Autism Spectrum Australia have launched a new website called ‘Launchpad’ – created for young people with ASD and their families. It is aimed at people 16 and over, as they transition from school to adult life. Topics include study, work, health, social life, learning to drive, independent living and how to be a good self […]

This entry was posted on May 19, 2015

More Bursaries to Help Young Carers

A win for 150 young carers with the Commonwealth Government announcing an additional $450,000 to provide another 150 bursaries on top of the 150 already delivered in the 2014-15 budget. The Young Carer Bursary Programme allows carers up to 25 years old who look after a person with a disability, with physical or mental health […]

This entry was posted on March 31, 2015

Inquiry into residential care for young people with a disability

Do you want to shape better accommodation outcomes for young people with disability to complement the NDIS? The Federal Government recently announced the Senate Inquiry into the ‘Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with a severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia.’ You are invited to share their opinions in […]

This entry was posted on January 8, 2015

The Youth Disability Rights Hub

A new online resource is available for Victoria’s young people with disability and those who work with them. The Youth Disability Rights Hub aims to empower young Victorians with disabilities aged 12–25 to know and defend their rights. The Hub is easily accessible on smartphones and mobile devices and has been developed in extensive consultation […]

This entry was posted on August 14, 2014