Curtis and his mother Sara know too-well the stress of trying to wade through information about post-school options for people with disability.
This time last year, they were spending hour-upon-hour trying to decide what the best option for Curtis was.
“We’d been engaged in the education system for so long, we knew what to expect,” Sara said.
“Then after 13 years, suddenly it all changed because Curtis was about to finish school.
There were so many options and decisions. I felt a bit inundated and Curtis was worried about school ending and what was he going to do.”
Curtis now attends Rocky Bay’s Leisure Lifestyle & Learning program, one of several options available to support people with disability.
“For all my worries, Curtis has never been happier. He loved school, but he can’t stop talking about his days at Rocky Bay” Sara said.
“My advice to people facing the transition this year is to go and visit the agencies, get informed about your options and then go with your gut.”
To help ease the stress, Rocky Bay is available to discuss post-school options at Rocky Bay, including employment, day services, leisure, accommodation supports, therapy, health and wellbeing programs and shared management.
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