Adolescence is the primary time for building independence. The journey to adulthood is all about learning to look after yourself, manage your own behaviour, learn new things, make friends and be able to do many more things on your own or with much less help from others.
Young people living with a disability often need additional support to learn these skills or to learn different ways to achieve their independence taking into consideration their abilities and challenges.
Our therapists work with young people and their families to grow their independence including physical skill development, speech support, social skills or assistance with managing behaviours. Our therapists may also suggest assistive technology or devices that help a young person do activities more independently and help them participate in the activities that are important to them.