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Services for young adults with mild disabilities

With our specifically designed services for young adults with mild disabilities, you will learn new skills, have fun and make friends. The activities take place in a supportive, empowering environment.

A Slice of Life is the place to find your tribe.

Offering quality, empowering activities and programs that promote inclusion. Building life skills, confidence and dignity in 14-26 year olds with mild intellectual disabilities and low support needs is our focus. We’re building a community where you feel that you belong.

Our day activities and outings are based in and around Sydney with a focus capacity building and providing opportunities to create peer friendships. 

A learning environment full of opportunity and possibility, building skills and capacity to engage in the world with confidence, that’s our aim.

Everything we do is designed to give you a richer slice of life and a place to be with friends.

If you’re looking for community services for young adults with mild disabilities that are fun, an opportunity to make friends in a supportive environment and for you and your family to have some time out, you’ve come to the right place!

Activities include:

  • day trips
  • adventure activities
  • horse riding
  • kayaking
  • going to restaurants and movies
  • bush walks
  • bowling
  • seeing bands
  • going to pubs (over 18s only), theatre and special events.

 

The activities that go for a couple of hours are held in Randwick, Moore Park, Newtown, Sydney CBD, Matraville and Coogee – in and around the Eastern Suburbs and Inner West of Sydney.

Whole day activities can be in Kiama, Gerringong, Darkes Forest, Wollongong, Cronulla, Katoomba and the Blue Mountains area or Gosford and the Central Coast.

For parents/carers

There comes a time in a young person’s life where they need to stretch their wings and gain some independence. They need to learn what the world is all about from their own perspective. But for young people with disabilities, this can often be a challenge for both the young person and their family. How do you set them up for success? How do you let them go? How do they make friends? How do they manage those relationships? How do they push those boundaries and gain some independence in a safe environment?

That’s where A Slice of Life steps in. We arrange recreational services for young adults with disabilities , they choose their level of participation. Sometimes we drive them to activities, sometimes we get public transport together so we can help them learn how to get ferries, buses, trains and light rail. Sometimes we pay for things like meals when the restaurant won’t split bills, sometimes they will pay and we’ll help them to the level they need.

Whether it’s conversations we help them with or boundaries we help put in place, we’re there to support them. We laugh, we joke (usually dad jokes that get eye rolls rather than belly laughs), we sing loudly and usually badly and we dance. We have light and breezy conversations and sometimes we have harder conversations.

We take our duty of care very seriously and want nothing more than for your child to feel welcome and at ease when they’re with us.

If you are a parent to a young person with a mild intellectual disability, we’d love to see them at some of our activities.

A Slice of Life social program is available for eligible NDIS participants as well as young people who are able to privately fund their activities.

For more information contact us.

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