This project has two main public-facing components. The first is a disability-specific youth summit, the first of its kind in WA. This will focus on self-advocacy skills for improved personal outcomes, enhancing support networks through making peer connections where skills and opportunities can be shared and formed, and learning more about self-management skills through participating in peer-led discussions & specialised training.
The other major component is a mentorship program for youth with disabilities to acquire mentors that live with disabilities, and potentially work in their desired field. The mentors will guide them in their career aspirations and relevant decision making, specifically overcome barriers in access to employment through growing connections and support networks, and increase their confidence in engaging meaningfully in the workforce.