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Podcast providing advice and resources to parents/carers of young people with additional needs to help them develop the skills to live more independently.

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    • Parenting
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Podcast providing advice and resources to parents/carers of young people with additional needs to help them develop the skills to live more independently.

    81 Changing Attitudes At WAVE

    81 Changing Attitudes At WAVE

    By changing attitudes we change behaviour, and this is something the guests on this week’s episode are part of making happen. Celia and Maya from WAVE talk about the ethos behind WAVE, and how it aims to bring people together, and by doing that helps change the way they think and their attitudes. Inclusion is a word used often but not always practiced. WAVE is an example of an organisation practicing inclusion and, by doing this, it really is creating a WAVE for Change.

    • 19 min
    80 Developing Transferable Skills

    80 Developing Transferable Skills

    The average person has between 12-15 jobs in their life, so developing transferable skills is an essential part of any employability training. This week’s guest Sara Portman Milner, co-founder of Sunflower Bakery, explains how their program helps young people with additional needs develop such skills. She also shares her top tips for anyone considering starting a similar enterprise, with her main advice being to just start because every journey begins with a single step.

    • 19 min
    79 Providing A Compass

    79 Providing A Compass

    Sometimes we need to change direction quickly and find the right information so that we can make an informed decision as to which road we need to take. This week’s guest Kerrie Highcock talks about the importance for recognising when support is needed but making sure it’s the right kind of support. She also talks about the need for everyone to move away from awareness and understanding to acceptance and listening and learning from the young person who has the additional need.

    • 16 min
    78 Creative Community at the CO/LAB Theater Group

    78 Creative Community at the CO/LAB Theater Group

    When we go to the theatre we see a different world than the one we live in. Theatre can broaden our horizons challenge our perceptions and this is exactly what the CO/LAB Theater Group aims to do. In this episode we talk to a co-founder and actor from CO/LAB about how they provide a space to be creative and along the way change people’s perceptions of themselves as well as the perceptions of the communities they live in.

    • 16 min
    77 Presumption Of Employment

    77 Presumption Of Employment

    When we’re young we think we can do anything, be anyone, achieve everything, but as we get older we learn to fit into the box of expectations. For young people with additional needs this box can be small especially when it comes to paid employment. This week’s guest Alison Thwaite offers a better model - presumed employment. If presumed employment was a reality this could help create a more inclusive society where people are valued for themselves as individuals and not for any label they have been given

    • 20 min
    76 Getting Ready For Work

    76 Getting Ready For Work

    For many young people with additional needs finding a job can be incredibly challenging. Dr Michael Reiter runs work readiness workshops and here he talks us through the three areas he focuses on to help the emerging adults in the group find and keep a job. By helping our people to prepare properly, using a model like this, and giving them greater autonomy to plan their own work future we are helping increase the probability they will find and keep a job.

    • 20 min

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