LEAP Takers – Adult Development and Life Skills in transition

This innovative program builds social networks and independent living skills by connecting adults with physical and intellectual disabilities into mainstream community groups and experiences.

LEAP Takers is a program for people who have low to moderate support needs related to a disability.

LEAP Takers are ready to take a Leap in a new and exciting direction. Our programs focus on the transition times of life including:

  • Leaving school and entering the adult world
  • Transitioning from working life and looking for active and interesting retirement
  • Moving house and re-establishing a new community network

We Believe

Fun – Having fun improves quality of life, health and general wellbeing. We believe there should be more fun in every day. We love to see friendships develop through active participation and being in good company.

For every body –We believe people of all abilities should have equal access to health and fitness activities. We can operate in any community across the wider Adelaide metropolitan area where there is a YMCA facility.

Community – We are always part of the wider community, never shut off or isolated. It is our hope to motivate people with disabilities to participate and exercise their independence and choices in a supportive, social environment that builds self-esteem.

Affordable – Our services can be accessed through your NDIS plan. Ask your planner to include LEAP takers as a Day Options program on a weekly basis.

Flexible – Everyone is different and we love that. We embrace individuality and we will help you to develop skills at your pace and at in a way that works for you.

We engage with the community through:

–       Visits to the library, pool, and other community facilities

–       Cooking and nutrition sessions

–       Shopping and banking in our local shopping centres

–       Fitness and recreation classes at the local YMCA

–       Learning to about road safety and using public transport

–       Literacy programs and computer skills

–       Getting involved in volunteer activities that strengthen our community and develop new skills

–       Day trips to great tourist spots, expos, and other events

Our staff hold current DCSI employment screenings, first aid certificates and are experienced, skilled and passionate about their work.

 

Venues

Our YMCA LEASP programs are currently delivered in the Adelaide northern metropolitan area and in Whyalla.

Transport

Transportation to and from Y Options program venues is available for a small daily fee.

 

Ready to take a LEAP? Contact our YMCA LEAP team today. 

Phone: 8200 2508

Email: leap@ymca.org.au

Facebook: facebook.com/ymcaleap

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