Life Skills

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Coordination of Support – National Disability Insurance Agency

ConnectAbility Australia is registered through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to provide Coordination of Support – “Assistance to strengthen customers’ abilities to coordinate and implement supports and participate more fully in the community”.

Development of daily living and life skills focuses on training and development activities undertaken by the customer or their career to increase their ability to live as autonomously as possible. Training can be provided either individually or through group activities and can include skills in daily life activities, communication and social skills, problem solving and managing funding of supports.

Building confidence and independence

To assist customers to manage these challenges, we offer a range of training and development activities, aimed at building their capacity to manage day‐to‐day life, through the development of their knowledge, skills and networks of support.

Alternatively, if you have a unique skill that you want to learn ConnectAbility will work with you to reach your goal. Our support workers come with a diverse range of backgrounds and interests. All we do is help match those skills and interests with you!

General Life Skills Development

Over our years of experience within the disability and community sectors we have come to recognize and appreciate the level of complexity faced by people with a disability when tackling everyday tasks and activities. We can provide training and development across a range of life skills, including:

  • Personal hygiene: such as showering, toileting and personal care
  • Nutrition: such as shopping for groceries and planning for and preparing a healthy meal
  • Maintaining cleanliness in your home: such as housework, laundering of clothes and addressing maintenance issues or repairs
  • Communicating with service providers and support networks
  • Transport and travel: such as planning your journey, accessing public transport and trouble‐shooting issues.
Life Skills Development | life skills development
Life Skills Development | life skills development

Individual life and personal skills development

Building confidence and independence

To assist customers to manage these challenges, we offer a range of training and development activities, aimed at building their capacity to manage day‐to‐day life, through the development of their knowledge, skills and networks of support.

Alternatively, if you have a unique skill that you want to learn ConnectAbility will work with you to reach your goal. Our support workers come with a diverse range of backgrounds and interests. All we do is help match those skills and interests with you!

Numeracy, literacy and financial management skills development

Our staff can work with you to develop your skills and independence to manage your finances, including managing a bank account and creating a budget.

By working to improve your numeracy and literacy, we can also improve your skills for communication and independent living.

Training for parents and carers

We understand that being a parent or career is a full‐time, high pressure job, placing significant demands on an individual’s time, energy and resources. We can work with parents and careers to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to manage both their day‐to‐day realities and longer-term situations.

In partnership with parents and carers, we can provide information and guidance about the management of challenging behaviours, personal care and meal time support.
We can also work with parents to manage episodic issues including transitions into, between and out of educational settings and transition out of the family home into independent or group‐based living environments.

For more information you can visit the NDIS website ndis.gov.au or Contact ConnectAbility to find out how we can help you!

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