Brain Injury SA is thrilled to introduce a new program that will enable 100 South Australians living with acquired brain injury (ABI) or a disability that affects cognitive functioning to reconnect into employment and their community.
The Support SA Youth Initiative Transition program (SSAYiT) will be delivered in six 10-week programs during the next two years and is available to people aged between 15 and 24 who are living with an ABI or a disability that impacts on cognitive functioning.
SSAYiT is a person-centred, targeted program that aims to:
- achieve successful and meaningful work-related outcomes
- reduce barriers by increasing coping skills and enhancing self-confidence
- connect participants with employers and Disability Service providers
- enhance mental wellbeing
- facilitate participants’ reintegration into the community.
You may be a disability services provider who knows of someone who would benefit from SSAYiT or you might be a potential participant – we encourage you to contact our team at Brain Injury SA to book your place.
The program will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team including a vocational consultant and a registered psychologist. Programs will be delivered from Brain Injury SA’s Light Square offices as well as selected locations in both Northern and Southern Adelaide and one regional location, which is yet to be confirmed.
SSAYiT has been made possible thanks to the Department of Employment’s Empowering YOUth Initiative grant, and there is no cost to participants.
If you or someone you know might benefit from participating in SSAYiT, please contact Brain Injury SA today on 8217 7600 or for country callers 1300 733 049. You can also email us at SSA@braininjurysa.org.au