Take the LEAP: Program details

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Key dates

  • Registrations close: December 14 2021
  • Program starts: February 2022
  • Program ends: November 2022
  • Individual meetings: one session per month booked between Service Provider and family
  • Group meetings: one evening per month
  • 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

Individual sessions are delivered by a Vision Australia Service Provider via Telehealth (Zoom).

LEAP’s team of Service Providers include a variety of disciplines, including Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Orthoptists, Speech Pathologists, Counsellors, and Orientation and Mobility Specialists.


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 2022 participants and Vision Australia Group Facilitators.

The program is designed to work outside of school hours.


LEAP-Mini

A LEAP-Mini session is a short, 30-60-minute, ‘taster’ session.

The LEAP-Mini is designed to simulate a typical session in the LEAP program  The LEAP-Mini is an opportunity for your child to try out the program free of charge to decide if LEAP is a good fit for their goals and interests. It is also an opportunity for LEAP to determine if your child has the skills they need to participate in the LEAP program in 2022. All young people applying to participate in LEAP 2022 are required to complete a "LEAP-Mini" session. 

The LEAP-Mini includes activities that are very similar to what they will experience in the LEAP program.

It is also an opportunity answer all LEAP-related questions you and your child have.

The LEAP-Mini is conducted on Zoom with a LEAP-Mini session facilitator, LEAP 2022 applicant, and a parent or guardian.  


Cost

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

Download LEAP Program 2022 NDIS Information (Word, 46KB) for more detail.

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


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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