The MISFIT Project offers a support program for participants who access the NDIS.
The program is focused on support with community access and program engagement, executive functioning challenges and access barriers.
Within our programs and camps, we are able to provide support at a 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 or 1:4 level of support to help participants attend and participate to the best of their abilities and to gain the best possible outcome for all involved. We acknowledge that for some people to have the confidence or capacity to participate in group-based activities there is a need for additional support further to our group staff to participant ratio of 1:10, and we strive to meet these needs as best as possible.
We believe in an approach that allows our participants to build their self-confidence and work towards personal goals out in the community with their peers and people of all different abilities and backgrounds.
As with all our programs, we aim to be able to help improve mental, as well as physical well being and encourage youth to break down barriers that stand in their way, as nothing is unachievable it can just take some creative thinking.
Examples of support
B requires support to figure out how best to break down their to-do list for homework. A support worker supports him to break it down each week and create a plan to manage it.
C is highly anxious about attending groups with their peers, and they find they struggle to manage their emotional responses and that it can affect their relationships with their peers. They attend a weekly program with a support worker who is there to help them self regulate and build those relationships while reducing their anxiety.
D is limited in mobility and wishes to attend a program but cannot get there independently. A support worker assists them with transport to gain access to the program.
E needs support to communicate. E attends all things within their community with a support worker so they can be understood and be included.
F’s anxiety can be crippling to the point where they shut down and lose the ability to function. F attends with a support worker who can assist them to manage the anxiety and support them to leave a space when it becomes overwhelming.
G can struggle to stay focused. When accessing group environments, a support worker keeps G on track and can redirect when G needs that external input to stay on track.
Support is about removing or minimising barriers which affect an individual’s ability to be and feel included or to contribute in the way they desire to their family and their community.
*Please Note – The MISFIT Project is not a current NDIS Registered provider. We are therefore unable to provide support for those who have NDIA-Managed Core Support funding. Those who have Self-Managed or Plan-Managed Core Support budgets or who have Mentoring specifically built into their plans Capacity Building budget, we are able to provide support for.