It’s perfectly natural to want to help your disabled child or loved one to feel confident, included, and fully supported to live their best life. At Support to Grow, we want to help you to empower them with the skills and support they need, not only to grow, but to thrive.
We’ve seen first-hand how important it is for both kids and adults with additional needs to have the opportunity to learn and practice the interpersonal skills they need to communicate effectively. We have helped to teach them to navigate every-day situations and interactions confidently and successfully, and we have beamed with pride when they have used their new-found skills to form connections with new people and build lasting friendships.
Our community access and social participation support services have been designed to help adults and children with alternative needs to reach their daily goals – whatever they may be. Our carefully selected disability support workers are there to support participants to experience new environments, learn and practice new skills, participate in fun and inclusive activities, and generally improve their quality of life.
Our community access program is open to people of all ages with additional needs who have NDIS funding. While you, or your little lima bean or adult loved one with alternate needs is free to choose the activities you want to participate in, it is an NDIS requirement that the chosen activity aligns with your NDIS goals. If it does, Support to Grow can assist participants to access a wide range of practical, meaningful, and enjoyable activities with a focus on personal growth and development that can help them to build and maintain resilience, learn new skills, and improve their general wellbeing.
“Set your goals so high you will need to grow to reach them” – theminismallholder.com
We offer a range of tailored community access services to help differently-abled clients to manage the logistics of venturing into the community. Whether it be to complete errands and important daily living tasks, attend an appointment or community-based event, or participate in chosen recreational activities.
Examples of the kinds of tasks or activities Support to Grow support workers can help with include:
There are additional benefits to be gained by adults with additional needs who choose to take advantage of the assistance available to them via our community access and participation supports. We work with you to identify your goals in accessing our community participation supports – in line with your NDIS goals –and formulate a plan that is tailored to accommodate your needs and preferences, build self-awareness, self-confidence, and a sense of autonomy, and assist you to achieve and maintain your optimal level of independence.
Some of the ways in which we assist disabled adults to actively improve their social competence and successfully participate in their community include mentoring and supporting you to:
Support to Grow is dedicated to helping you, or your little sprout or adult loved one with different needs to build their communication skills so that they can confidently interact with others and comfortably socialise with their peers and happily engage in social situations. To that end, we offer a range of tailored social participation and skill-building services to assist you to connect with peers and develop important interpersonal skills.
We also organise, facilitate, and supervise group social gatherings with other clients who are disabled or have alternative needs, where you and your peers can learn and practice new communication and relationship-building skills in a safe space. Our disability support workers are committed to helping our clients feel amply supported to learn and develop their social skills, attend social gatherings and self-development activities, and actively participate in the local community.
Examples of the kinds of activities Support to Grow support workers can help with include:
If you would like to find out more about our community access and social participation support services, we’d love to hear from you and have a chat about your needs.