Take the LEAP: Program details

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Key dates

  • Registrations close: January 14 
  • Program starts: February 2021
  • Program ends: November 2021
  • Individual meetings: booked between service provider and family  
  • Group meetings: last Thursday of every month for nine months
  • Magic Moments Camp at The Collaroy Centre, Collaroy, Sydney: 5 days in July

More details available in this monthly breakdown of the program.


Program delivery

The program is delivered by Vision Australia service provider, either face-to-face or Telehealth (via Zoom).

The primary service provider is typically an occupational therapist but can be from another discipline depending on your needs.


Time commitment per month

90-minute one-on-one monthly sessions with a Vision Australia service provider.

1 x 60-minute group monthly meeting with fellow LEAP 2021 participants and Vision Australia facilitators.

The program is designed to work outside of school hours.


Cost

Monthly meetings with service provider and group facilitator are billable and can be charged to your NDIS package.

Download NDIS Information (Word, 46KB) for more detail.

We will have an individual meeting with you to determine your circumstances/needs and suitable funding stream.

Magic Moments camp cost can be paid either by family or Vision Australia through our fundraising efforts. The cost is approximately $1497,00.


Fundraising

We all know independence, leadership, and employability are important skills to have, but how do we get them?

In LEAP we push our young people out of their comfort zone and support them to take on the challenge of learning these important life skills. LEAP helps our young people to achieve this by getting them to channel their creativity to design their own fundraising project. They take on the challenge of designing, implementing, and being accountable to their fundraising goal.

Fundraising can be a daunting activity but with the support of Vision Australia, our LEAP participants have seen huge successes in their fundraisers – many achieving well beyond what they expected they could do.


Mentor conversation

As a young person we are searching all around us to find our passion – what activity do we want to focus on, how do we want to spend our time, what are we working to achieve, what are our long term goals? Sometimes we already know what is it, and sometimes we can’t quite put our finger on it.

In LEAP our young people explore these topics by delving into their personality type and what careers inspire them.

During the program they have an incredible opportunity to speak to a mentor who has professional experience in the career field that our young person is interested in.

These mentor conversations are inspiring, insightful, and full of specialised knowledge that gives our young people first-hand insight into the career they’re interested in.

The goal of our mentor conversations is to really give them the boost to take on their career goals with gusto.


Camp details

LEAP also includes an incredible camp component – a five-day Magic Moments run Youth Leadership and Business Summit designed to challenge and grow our young people and build skills in independence.

Participants from all around Australia and the world come together for five days of experiential learning activities by speakers from all over the world.

Sessions cover important ‘need-to-know’ content including entrepreneurship and money, living a healthy lifestyle, effective communication and a range of leadership and teamwork skills and tools.

In preparation for this phenomenal event, Vision Australia supports participants to develop skills in independence so they are confident, safe, and excited to attend camp.


Downloadable information sheets

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