Building independence is a vital part of growing up. On this senior camp, secondary school aged students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of fun activities in Bendigo that will build their experience and skills to increase their ability to travel and complete activities of daily living with greater independence. Students will catch Vline trains to travel between Southern Cross Station and Bendigo Train Station and use a range of public transport to travel around the Bendigo region to activities planned by the students.
This program will look at the following mobility skills:
• Using technology to plan travel
• Public transport use
• Road crossings strategies when travelling in residential and central business districts
• Thinking and problems solving skills when travelling in new and challenging environments
• Managing personal safety in new and dynamic environments
This program would be most appropriate for students who have some experience in travelling on public transport and have the ability to use technology to access information to assist with planning travel. Students will be asked to research activities, travel and dining options throughout the program.
Staffing: Orientation & Mobility Specialists from CMS will staff this program. An Occupational Therapist will also be available at certain times throughout the program.
Costs: This program has been made possible due to the contributions of the Shine On Foundation. The program will be delivered at no direct cost to clients, but where possible we will access fee for service funding (NDIS) to support the program and Guide Dogs Victoria will cover all additional costs. Students will require a travel pass or Myki card with $50 credit for travel during the program.
• NDIS – For students with an NDIS plan the estimated cost is $1350. NDIS funding covers the service delivery of O&M and OT skills during the program and does not cover meals, accommodation or overnight costs (covered by Guide Dogs Victoria).
Feedback: A brief report will be provided to families regarding the program outcomes and student achievement. Families will also be invited to provide feedback via an anonymous survey.
Further Information: This four day program will begin Monday 24th of September 2018 at 9.30am at Southern Cross Station and conclude on Thursday 27th September at 4.30pm at Southern Cross Station. Accommodation will be at Quest Apartments Bendigo. If we have more applications than places available on the closing date, 12 students will be selected. This selection process will take into consideration the number of programs previously attended and the appropriateness of this program to the student’s age and O&M goals.
For an application package please contact Customer Service ASAP on 1800 804 805
*** To be considered for this mobility program, completed application packages (all paperwork, including medical forms) must be received by Monday 20th August 2018 ***