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The coordination of supports helps individuals with a disability access a range of services and supports that will assist them in achieving their goals and living more independently. This means the coordination of supports is key in disability services and is why the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Ability Options place an emphasis on their support coordinators.
In terms of disability supports and services, there are a lot of things to consider. For example, there’s supports and services for employment, accommodation, therapy and respite. With a support coordinator, individuals with a disability can understand and gain access to the supports and services they need. This is because the role of a support coordinator is to connect individuals with supports and services offered in the community. Support coordinators achieve this by personally engaging with the individual to understand their skills and what they want and need from the available services.
As mentioned, employment, accommodation, therapy and respite services are available for people living with a disability, which are discussed in more detail below.
Employment opportunities for people with a disability are continually increasing. This is because, in the modern age, many jobs can be tailored to suit individual needs and strengths. For example, with the appropriate skills, an individual that uses a wheelchair can apply to be an accountant as this profession involves working at a desk most of the time. Additionally, individuals who are blind can work with computers through the use of braille displays, while those who are hearing impaired can pursue acting as there’s always room in the creative industries for diversity.
Employment support services
There is also a wide selection of meaningful activities, support and training to assist people with a disability experience new things. Through programs like entertainment outings and music therapy to park visits and cooking programs, Ability Options provides day programs that can give both carers and the people they care for a break away.
Disability services are designed to make life easier for those living with a disability. Be it through support coordinators putting an individual in contact with the rights means of assistance, or employment services helping individuals write a resume, the supports and services can take many forms. The important thing to remember is that there are many means for help available.
Through the help of the NDIS and community organisations, individuals with a disability have access to the tools needed to grow independently and achieve personal goals. Disability services aren’t focused on curing the incurable, but rather are focused on finding the right support system, job, accommodation, therapy or respite service to support individuals with a disability on their journey.
For more information regarding Ability Options’ disability services, contact us today.
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