Able Australia’s day programs include our day centres in Tasmania and Melbourne, as well as therapy programs running in Melbourne. We also offer day programs outside the centre so that our clients can get out into the community and explore their interests.
Able provides daily programs throughout the week that are focused around centre-based, group activities that encourage individual participation and choice and have a key focus on person-centred support.
Our flexible, highly skilled staff ensure your needs of social interaction, safety, personal care and overall enjoyment are fully met. We promote independence and seek to support you in developing a variety of social and life skills.
We will support you to improve skills such as road safety, using public transport, positive communication, money and food handling and using technology.
Creative Arts Therapy is based on the belief that creative expression within a therapeutic context supports change in a person’s inner world and helps them develop a more integrated sense of self.
Art is a non-verbal method of communication and can support people with alternative communication styles to access mental health support. The program offers individuals and groups the opportunity to be creative in a safe and welcoming environment.
Young Adults Program
‘The Young Adult Program (YAP) is a Day Program in Launceston for clients aged between 18-30. The program is designed to provide young adults with disability with an opportunity to learn life skills, build and develop positive relationships and friendships whilst becoming more independent.
The program is both centre and community based with a variety of activities on offer. Some activities our clients have engaged in include:
- Learn to maintain and ride a tricycle bike through an awareness program
- Learn to care for and ride a horse through Equine program
- Ten pin bowling
- Increase and improve fitness and learn how to Box with support from a personal trainer
- Learn the basics of First Aid
- Art and Craft activities
- Swimming and Aqua fitness
- Cooking program
- Tafe program
- Numeracy and Literacy program
- Learn how to catch public transport
We also have another day program in Launceston for our clients called the Lifestyle Choices (Birribi) Centre. This program also offers our clients opportunities to learn new things and explore their interests and passions with the support of Able Australia staff.
Both therapy programs can be run either in a group or one-on-one setting and include consultancy, assessment and evaluation of your individual needs.