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Support for tweens and teens Grow your independence

It’s an exciting time when you’re nearing adulthood. There are so many new experiences just around the corner. If you’re a teenager with low vision which is affecting your mobility, the situation is exactly the same. Your teenage years are the perfect time to take on new challenges to become an independent adult.

Travelling safely on your own without family members, starting high school or transitioning to university, entering the workforce, spending time with friends, and socialising to make new ones — whatever you’re looking to do, our team can equip you with practical skills to achieve your personal goals.

Achieve real outcomes Skills to establish independence

  • By participating in Orientation & Mobility Training, you can learn skills to travel confidently through the city, go out and socialise with friends, and safely navigate your daily life.
  • With Technology Training, you can use devices you already own like your smartphone in new ways to make life easier and improve your independence.
  • Occupational Therapists work with you to identify your specific personal goals and the steps to achieve them. This can include starting a new job, managing your own financial transactions, skills around the home for when you move out, and more.
  • Meet new friends in Peer Support programs while learning practical techniques to catch public transport, handle busy environments and engage with Guide Dogs.
  • Gain trust in a Guide Dog and learn techniques to use them in later life, in Guide Dog Mobility Services.
  • You may be eligible for financial support through the NDIS, meaning the costs of your support could be covered.
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Funding Get financial support

You may be able to access funding and assistance through the NDIS and other funding channels. Whether you are eligible or not, be assured that we will always provide support regardless of your financial situation.

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Referrals Request a service

If you’re hoping to access support for someone you know, we welcome referrals from parents, friends, family members, and a wide range of health professionals.

For more information on accessing tween and teen support, training programs, or to start achieving your own independence:

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