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Community Participation

If you are a person with disability, family or carer please see our Post School Program page for individuals families and carers.


Help young people with a disability develop the skills they need to work towards their goals.

Who is it for?

Young people with a disability with moderate to high support needs who need an alterative to paid employment or further education in the medium or longer term.

Key objectives

  • Maintain and develop life skills and increase independence
  • Continue learning and participate in meaningful leisure, recreational, social and cultural activities
  • Participate and be included in the local community
  • Have active and valued roles in the community
  • Expand friendships and support networks
  • Fair access to supports for Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Supported in making the transition from school to adult life

More information can be found in the Community Participation, Life Choices & Active Ageing Program Guide (PDF) and the Individual Funding Handbook.

Individual Funding

To find out more, visit the  individual funding web page.

Options for clients

Community Participation has three funding arrangements to provide flexibility and choice for young people. Participants can choose the service type that best meets their needs and goals. They can move between service types as their needs and goals change.

Service Provider

A young person plans the things they want to do with help from their chosen service provider. The service provider manages the financial and administration requirements of the funding.


A young person creates an Individual Plan that includes their goals, support and budget. The intermediary service provider will manage the financial, legal and administrative arrangements for you.

Direct Payment Agreement

A young person applies to receive their funding directly into their bank account. See the DPA website for more information.

My life, my way – Choosing the Self Managed Model for your day program (PDF, large file >1MB) is an ADHC booklet which provides more information about the intermediary arrangement.

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Satisfaction survey

In 2008 ADHC undertook a satisfaction survey of young people in the Community Participation program.

This summary of the satisfaction survey (PDF) highlights the main outcomes from the Community Participation Monitoring - Measuring Service User Satisfaction report; a part of the monitoring and evaluation process for the Community Participation program.

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