Are you 15–18 years old? Do you live in Victoria? Do you have a disability? Would you like to practice speaking up for what YOU want?

If so, you should think about joining Map Your Future!

Map Your Future is a trial program from the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS). YDAS is a state wide advocacy service for young people with disability in Victoria.

Map Your Future will help you to think about what you want. Thinking about what you want will help you to work out what kind of support you need and where you want to go in life.

Image of 3 young people and 2 Map your Future workers at a workshop.

What happens if you join?

  • You get to chat with someone to work out what’s happening for you now.
  • You can get one group workshop with up to four other people. This will run for five hours and include different activities and a workbook to take home.
  • You can get three one-to-one coaching calls (via Skype or phone). Each call will be one hour long.

You will get a certificate of completion for finishing the program. Because Map Your Future is new, we will also want to know what you think afterwards.

The program will run for the second time in the September school holidays.

It is free to take part in the Map Your Future program.

We will make sure you get the support you need for your disability during the program.

What you'll need

  • be keen to learn more about speaking up
  • be interested in working out what you want to happen in your life
  • be ready to put in the time to make it happen!

For our first groups, we are looking for people who:

  • Already know a little bit about the NDIS
  • Can tell us what they think about the program

To sign up, just fill out an expression of interest form.

Contact

For further information or for an expression of interest form in an accessible Word format please contact Penny Stevenson, Map your Future Project Officer on (03) 9267 3703.

Download the Map Your Future PDF information sheet here.

Download the Map Your Future plain text Word information sheet here.