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Life Skills Programs

Develop strategies to live with confidence and self belief.

About Our Life Skills Programs

We’re developing both face to face and online programs to help young people develop the skills and strategies to live independent lives. These programs will focus on increasing their knowledge of problem solving and goal setting strategies.

Our introductory program ‘Skills for Independent Living’ has been designed by an experienced Occupational Therapist, Kate Horstmann, specifically for young people looking to become more self-sufficient in the family home, preparing to move out or making improvements for those already living on their own.

This program teaches skills such as problem solving, goal setting and self-reflection applied across practical areas such as self-care, domestic chores, scheduling or time management, budgeting and community access.

We are currently working to develop programs with more in-depth content on specific areas of need (i.e. finances, work readiness). These programs will be designed based on the feedback of people with ‘lived’ experience to guide us on the needs of those living with Asperger’s.

More information will be provided on these programs as they are developed.

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Skills for Independent Living

Are you aged between 17 and 25 years and want to be more independent?

Do you need assistance with strategies to:

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Increase your motivation?

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Improve your organisation skills?

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Better manage your emotions?

The transition into adulthood can be challenging and often stressful for people diagnosed with ASD.

In conjunction with an experienced Occupational Therapist, we’ve developed a program to guide and support you as you navigate your way to independence.

This program aims to support you to learn the skills required for independent living, including becoming more self-sufficient in the family home, preparing to move out or making improvements for those already living on their own.

This introductory program focuses on teaching essential foundation skills such as self-reflection, problem-solving and goal-setting applied across a range of areas including self-care, domestic chores, scheduling, budgeting and community access.

Emphasis is placed on addressing some of the barriers experienced by people living with ASD 1 or 2 including motivation, organisation and emotional regulation.

Who is the group for?

  • People age 17 – 25 years
  • Diagnosed ASD level 1 (Asperger’s Syndrome) or ASD level 2 (Autism)
  • Good literacy skills (high school level)
  • Ability to participate in the group environment.

What will the workshops look like?

  • 7 workshops (2 hours each); mixed groups of 8 – 12 participants
  • Direct teaching, workstations (self-directed completion of worksheets) and group discussions.
  • Creation of an individual workbook and resource folder
  • Initial workshop for parents or carers to help promote positive integration of strategies in the home environment.

How much does it cost?

The program is free to all participants.
This project has been made possible via the Department of Social Services Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Grant Round 2019.

Advanced Life Skills

Under Development – watch this space!