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4. Teenage Years

Teenagers with disabilities go through the same emotions and ideas like other teenagers, so it is important to equip them with the information they need to help them through their teenage years.

Government departments offer a number of programs for teenagers living with disability, so contact the departments or talk to your local council disability officer.

Resources

Outside School Hours Care for Teenagers with Disability is an Australian Government initiative providing students with disability, aged 12 to 18 years with quality outside school hours care.www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/disability-and-carers/program-services/for-people-with-disability/outside-school-hours-care-for-teenagers-with-disability

Learning disabilities in teenagers - http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/learning_disabilities.html

Broaden Your Horizons – a website for young please with disability imvc.com.au/broaden-your-horizons/

Victorian Career and Pathway Planning www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/needs/Pages/careersupport.aspx

Disability Support Pension For 16 years plus www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/disability-support-pension

Education Entry Payment Study payment www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/education-entry-payment

Exploring the possibilities: post-school options for young people with a disability www.dhs.vic.gov.au/about-the-department/documents-and-resources/reports-publications/exploring-the-possibilities-post-school-for-disabled-young-people

Family Planning Victoria's Disability Services www.fpv.org.au/resource-centre/health-fact-sheets/

Mobility Allowance 16 years plus www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/mobility-allowance

My future website– Disability specific information on careers www.myfuture.edu.au/tools%20and%20resources/assistance%20for%20people%20with%20specific%20needs/what%20kinds%20of%20assistance%20are%20available%20for%20people%20with%20a%20disability.aspx

The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID) www.valid.org.au

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) www.ydas.org.au

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) T: 1800 131 350 - 24hr counselling and support for alcohol and other drug problems

Australian Drug foundation www.adf.org.au

Health Direct T: 1800 022 222 - 24/7 health advice and information

Kids Helpline T: 1800 55 1800 - support and counselling 24/7 for 5-25 year olds
www.kidshelp.com.au

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) T: 1800 131 350 - 24hr counselling and support for alcohol and other drug problems

Quitline T: 13 QUIT (13 7848) www.quitnow.info.au

Counselling Online T: 1800 888 236 - 24hr alcohol and drug counselling www.counsellingonline.org.au

Headspace - mental health and wellbeing support and information for 12-25 year olds and their families. www.headspace.org.au

Law Stuff - legal information for young people www.lawstuff.org.au

Intellectual disability and sexuality www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Intellectual_disability_and_sexuality

Being a health woman – NSW Government his is a book to help women with intellectual disability learn more about their health http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/pubs/2010/being_healthy_woman.html