Carers Queensland is working on a School to Adult Life Transition Project to identify potential barriers and challenges for young people transitioning from school to adult life, as well as realising the positive impacts that have supported students during this important life transition.
It comes as statistics show that of the participants aged 15-24 years old entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS):
19.7% were working in a paid job
6.3% were working in an unpaid job
69.1% did not have a job wanted one.*
*Report: “Baseline outcomes for NDIS participants 30 June 2020” National Disability Insurance Scheme
Through the School to Adult Life Transition Community of Practice, we are bringing key education and youth-centred stakeholders together to identify barriers and opportunities, consider existing resources and facilitate collaborative opportunities to support students as they start their journey into adulthood.
By facilitating peer-led support groups and connecting students with disability to services and supports within their communities, we are empowering young adults aged 12 to 17 to be actively involved in planning their futures.
If you are transitioning from school or would like to learn more, contact Carers Queensland today.
Families and carers of young people aged 12-17 years old are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about how to improve this transition stage to enable young people with disability to build their capacity to confidently move towards having choice and control over their own life journey.
Stay tuned for future School to Adult Life Transition – Family Connect Forums to be confirmed.