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Adolescent Accommodation

What is it?
Adolescent accommodation is a division of Kurrajong Supported Living which provides Monday to Friday care for children with a disability who access school within Wagga Wagga.

What does it do?
Community Workers in partnership with families promote the health, well being and developmental needs of the person. We provide support and training in a variety of areas depending on individual need.

1. Social Skills - Support in developing and maintaining friendships, communication, learning appropriate social behaviours, self-esteem and making informed decisions.

2. Money Management - Support to build skills in handling money.

3. Relaxation and Leisure Activities - Support to access social and sporting activities.

4. Household Living - Support to learn the skills for cooking, simple cleaning, shopping.

5. Personal Life - Families are the main caregiver's and in such maintain the responsibility of their child's health. Community workers support in personal hygiene, healthy eating and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

6. Community Access - Support to access the community with age appropriate activities according to their individual needs.

7. Education - Community workers will assist each child to maintain their lifestyle to enable them to receive their education in a Wagga Wagga School.

Why is it important?
Kurrajong Supported Living provides support to families and their child so they are able to receive their education in Wagga Wagga. This accommodation is provided in a child friendly environment.

Who can use this service?
A child with an intellectual disability between the ages of 12 years to 18 years or until the completion of their secondary education. Placements are dependent on availability and resources. Children can live in the nine local government councils surrounding Wagga Wagga (Leeton, Narrandera, Lockhart, Coolamon, Temora, Junee, Gundagai, Cootamundra and Tumut). The child must be able to travel to and from their home to Wagga Wagga for this service.

Where do the children live while in Wagga?
Children reside in homes scattered throughout Wagga Wagga.

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