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Short Course Programs

Specifically designed programs for people with an intellectual disability

NADO has designed a range of enjoyable and educational short course programs specifically to suit people with an intellectual disability and are paced to the individuals requirements.

Our range of programs at NADO are designed to inform, educate and build on each individuals skill set and independence.

All of our programs are facilitated by trained and supportive professionals. These courses are available for both men and women over the age of 18 and are held at our Penrith and St Marys locations.

Please note all programs are on hold due to COVID regulations. 

NADO short courses

Up, Up and Away Program

The Up, Up and Away program is a 6 week intensive course to help gain the skills and knowledge to live an independent adult life in your own home.

If you are feeling ready for the next move to independence, this course will help you understand your rights and responsibilities, providing guidance and support for your transition to a safe and healthy lifestyle in the community.

As well as skill development we will assist you to move towards independent living by helping you to build friendships and support networks empowering you to reach your potential.

You can learn and gain skills in areas of:

  • Food preparation, meal planning,¬†kitchen safety and nutrition
  • General house maintenance and cleaning routine
  • Personal safety and security
  • Tenancy rights and responsibilities
  • Budgeting and planning
  • Setting personal goals
  • Communicating with others
  • Adjusting to change
  • Circles of support

Please note this program is currently on hold due to COVID. To register your interest in future opportunities please contact us.

Sexuality and My Life

The Sexuality and My Life program is for anyone with an intellectual disability who wants to talk about and share ideas about having respectful relationships in their lives.

Provided by accredited educators, this 7 week course will educate each individual about their body, healthy and unhealthy relationships, rights and choices and everything about sexuality.

The training environment is made safe for people with disability to enable them to learn and to understand the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship. Participants gain skills in knowing where they can go for help and who they can trust if something bad happens to them in a relationship.

This course is interactive with lots of activities, discussions and the use of visual slides. To register your interest please contact us.

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