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My children haven’t used this, but I do like the idea behind the SLES program (or School Leaver Employment Support). It’s essentially a soft landing or “bridge” for our kiddos entering the big wide world of employment and further study. At that age, they might be itching to shrug off parental influence or in need of support from someone with a little more ‘know-how’ than mum and dad (I mean, we can’t do it all!). As part of this program, school leavers can access all sorts of support, including work experience, job search skills, workplace etiquette, and the list goes on!

Let’s delve a little deeper into how SLES can link up with NDIS goals;

1. Skill Sharpening: SLES offers a chance to hone life skills. We're talking communication, problem-solving, mastering the clock, and making choices that count.

2. Taste-testing Jobs: With work experience opportunities on the table, young ones can try their hand at various roles, finding where their true passion lies.

3. Crafting the Perfect Resume: First impressions matter! SLES is there to help mould a resume that shines a light on all those unique skills and experiences.

4. Mastering the Job Hunt: Dive into the know-how of spotting job openings, penning eye-catching cover letters, and prepping for those all-important interviews.

5. Decoding Workplace Etiquette: Getting the lowdown on workplace dos and don'ts, and understanding how to gel with colleagues and bosses, can make settling into a new role smoother.

6. Dollars and Cents: With SLES, financial literacy isn’t left to chance. From budgeting basics to managing money like a pro, it’s got the bases covered.

7. Finding Your Way: Need a hand getting around? Travel training’s on offer, helping with navigating public transport and building that independence we all crave.

8. Mapping Out Further Study: Whether it’s TAFE, uni, or another path, SLES is there to guide the way, from picking the right course to tackling applications.

9. Landing That Dream Job: On the lookout for the perfect role, part-time or full-time? With job matching and placement services, the search becomes less daunting.

10. Engaging in the Community: It’s not all work and no play. SLES also paves the way for joining community activities, volunteering, and other social jaunts, helping young ones build those all-important social skills.

The transition from school can feel a tad overwhelming. But with a guiding force like SLES, it can be a journey of discovery, growth, and plenty of wins.

While I've put my heart into aligning these tips with your NDIS path, the road can have its twists. Remember, these are just suggestions. Dive in, explore, and find what truly works for you. Sending you all my best vibes!

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.