Enabling Futures

This website hosts a wide range of resources for students with disabilities their parents and schools to support them in identifying post-school aspirations, choices and pathways to Further/Higher education and Training and to the world of work.

Find all information resources in the three sections below:

 

 

I just want to get a job or do something when I leave school I don’t want to be sitting at home doing nothing. I want to be out and about and that.

It’s just hard like because, to be just sitting at home there, just looking out the window, saying ‘Where am I going to go next?’

Just because you might be impaired in a way or even like, to have some form of weakness, doesn’t mean you can’t do what you want when you’re older.

STUDENTS

I think my daughter is entitled to choices. Of course she is. And like all of our kids are, so why shouldn’t they have them the same as anyone else? They can contribute to society if they’re allowed to. If they’re encouraged and pushed, of course they should be.

I want him to have his own independence. Instead of having me beside him all the time.

PARENTS

There’s not enough information of when they leave, what they’re going to get.  They can work, you build them up with their confidence . . . and you still don’t know what you’re entitled to, your child is entitled to. You’ve to go to here for this information, here for that.  There’s nothing all sort of a central pool for everything that you can sort of … you just have to find it, go through a maze and find it yourself, through word of mouth or somewhere else, but no, it’s not all out there, there’s nothing, there’s no central body.

Why can’t our young people work? Why can’t they? Why can’t they do the things they’re good at, and do them in a work environment? They can do them here, so why can’t they do them in a work environment? We’ve denied them that human right, that feeling that they’re doing something that’s worthwhile, and that they’re achieving . . . Or that they have a purpose.

TEACHERS

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