Up-to-date advice is available for those living with disability.
The Disability Information Service provides information, advice and support services to Otago people with disability, older people, their families/whanau and the community. For people living with disability, the move from living at home to living independently, and leaving school, are both significant transition points. They often occur around the same time as part of a transition into adulthood.
Two Occupational Therapy students, Sophie McGregor and Grace Vernal, worked with the Disability Information Service on this issue. They started by researching what was involved in transition, and then investigated what options people had and what support services were available to assist them.
Sophie and Grace produced an information booklet that provides information about funding, advocac, social relationships, transport, sport and recreation, cultural services. The booklet includes checklists of things to think about on leaving school and/or leaving home, and will be available in both print and electronic form.