CPA Youth

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Create your own adventure!

Are you ready to prove your potential? Become a CPA Challenger and you’ll get the opportunity to show what you’re really made of.

CPA Challenger is the beginning of your journey to independence. Enjoy the support and understanding of a community that knows you. Together, we’ll support you to take on new challenges and test your limits in a safe space.

Tailored to meet you and your family’s needs, our integrated framework of programs for young people with a disability aged 13-30, will give you the skills you need to soar, whatever your next adventure. We empower you to develop your individual pathways through school and your transition into your best adult life possible.

CPA’s accredited professionals have expertise across individual coaching and group experiences, everyday living, supported employment, health and wellbeing, therapy, and short term and supported accommodation.

Fully funded sponsored places are available on selected CPA Challenger services. ENQUIRE NOW!

Life’s an adventure!

Become a CPA Challenger today and we’ll help you live it!

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378, email or complete the enquiry form.

Tailored support for your needs

Becoming a CPA Challenger gives you access to the best youth services, therapies, support and staff. Your first appointment will begin with a personal consultation. During this meeting we take the time to learn about you, your challenges and your goals. With this knowledge we create a personalised plan of programs to help you achieve your goals.

CPA is a proven provider of high-quality services for young people with a physical or neurological disability, including cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophies, development delay, spinal injury and intellectual disability. Whether you have lived with a disability from childhood or acquired it as a young adult, CPA will support you in accomplishing any challenge you set yourself.

You’ll have access to a combination of youth coaches, youth support workers, recreation specialists, mentors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, exercise physiologists, sports coaches and educators.

A comprehensive range of services

CPA provide an integrated framework of youth services tailored specifically for your needs as a teenager and young adult.

Coaching and Experiences

Youth Coaching & Mentoring

CPA provide individual life skills coaching, mentoring and development for people with a disability to build skills and independence to live the best life possible. The value a personal youth coach and mentor provides can be priceless to a young person thinking about their future.

We are here to boost your learning and experiences with a choice of services. Contact us today to learn more about CPA Youth Coaching and Mentoring opportunities.

Youth Camps and Holiday Programs

Camps and holiday programs are a great way to supercharge your path to independence. Teens and young adults who attend these programs come away with new skills, a great mindset and a lifetime of memories.

Contact us today to learn more about upcoming CPA Youth Camps and Programs or discover what’s on.

Fully funded sponsored places are available on selected Camp and Holiday Programs – ENQUIRE NOW.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Everyday Living

Lifestyles Service – In and Out of Home

Live life your way, every day. At CPA, we provide assistance with essential everyday living tasks and work alongside individuals to develop their capacity to care for themselves.

We offer support from just a few hours to seven days a week: whatever works for you. Whether it’s a companion for social, recreation or sporting activities, personal care support, or assistance with daily living activities, CPA are here to assist you.

You can choose between a centre-based, community-based group or individual service. We offer a huge range of programs and experiences, including social enterprise projects.

The safety and wellbeing of our clients are always our highest priority, so all CPA support staff are experienced professionals, screened and trained to the highest level. We take the time to match individuals with someone they trust and feel safe around.

Contact us today to learn more about our in home Lifestyles Service.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Lifestyles Service – Community Based

At CPA, we facilitate the integration of individuals into the broader community, to provide a sense of belonging and normality. For this we offer both a group and individual community-based service.

Whether your preference is to enjoy being in the community with a group of like-minded individuals, or you would just like someone to support you out there on your own, we can make it happen.

Days will be filled with a vast catalogue of activities – such as music, visual & performing arts, technology, interactive science, gardening, creative cooking & baking, arts & crafts, home and living skills, personal development, yoga, sports, hydrotherapy, creative writing, and more!

Enjoy a day or more each week with friends at one of our Lifestyles Centres, or try a new excursion experience with a small group or benefit from one-to-one support. We can even use CPA vans or public transport based on the individual’s preference.

Contact us today to learn more about our Lifestyles Centres services.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

PEERS

Learn how to make and keep friends, and develop relationships, with PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills).

PEERS is a 17 week social skill program for motivated teenagers and young adults who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with ASD, but is also appropriate for teenagers and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional challenges.
During each group session, individuals are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practise these skills during socialisation activities. Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching.

PEERS was developed and is certified from the University of California (UCLA) by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, and the program is facilitated by a psychologist and CPA youth coach. Contact us to learn more about PEERS including availability of this sought after program today.

Fully funded sponsored places are available on this program – ENQUIRE NOW.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

LABS

Youth Labs are weekly programs that help school leavers and young people grow in confidence and learn new skills. CPA offer a choice of exciting programs that can support you in being more social, developing your career or provide an opportunity to work on your life skills and special interests.

We offer the flexibility to join as many or as few that suit you. CPA Youth Labs will always support you working on your goals at your own pace.

CPA Youth Labs are offered at various Sydney metro locations, and at the Central Coast and Hunter Valley on a weekly basis. Learn more about CPA Youth Labs or contact us about our latest and upcoming programs with availability today.

Fully funded sponsored places are available on our 10 week program – ENQUIRE NOW.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Supported Employment

Transition to Employment

One of the critical challenges faced by our ambitious young people with disabilities is to find meaningful employment in the open market.

CPA is excited to launch Transition to Employment. A holistic employment readiness program that supports young people with a disability journey from high school to employment. This program provides coaching, training and work experience, as well as access to an ecosystem of government, corporate and community partners collaborating with CPA to provide meaningful career opportunities for our young people.

Transition to Employment framework:

  • Enable Coaching = Individualised support services to identify career ambitions and set goals
  • Enable Skill Building = Holistic support services to enable skill building for greater confidence, knowledge and independence
  • Enable Work Experience & Job-Seeking = Opportunities for work experience and internships at Packforce as well as other ecosystem partners
  • Skills to Succeed Academy = Digital access to a comprehensive training platform that supports throughout their individual transition to employment journey

Learn more about Transition to Employment or contact us about availability in this exciting new program today.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

LABS

Youth Labs are weekly programs that help school leavers and young people grow confidence and learn new skills. CPA offer a choice of specific programs that can support you in developing your career or provide an opportunity to work on your life skills and special interests.

We offer the flexibility to join as many or as few that suit you, CPA Youth Labs will always support you working on your goals at your own pace.

CPA Youth Labs are offered at various Sydney metro locations, and at the Central Coast and Hunter Valley on a weekly basis.

Learn more about CPA Youth Labs or contact us about our latest and upcoming programs with availability today.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Health and Wellbeing

Optimise your physical fitness and health and wellbeing, with expert support, coaching and encouragement from our skilled and energetic team. We have a range of one-to-one and group programs to match your goals.

Accessible Gym

Feel amazing after a workout at our fully accessible gym with the latest gym equipment. You’ll have the opportunity to develop strength and fitness in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

We’ll create an individualised exercise program focusing on your specific areas of development, so you can build and maintain the physical fitness you need to enjoy life to the max.

You’re guaranteed to have a good time while you sweat, with the support of our accredited exercise physiologists and personal trainers. Learn more about our Accessible Gym Services or contact us about our training support opportunities today.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Fitness Programs and Sports

Choose from a range of stimulating and fun exercise programs and sports encouraging young people to be physically active and to develop the skills for a healthy lifestyle.

Our exercise physiologists, personal trainers and sports coaches work with you to maintain and improve health and fitness and get you participating in the sports you love.

Enjoy fitness and sports in a fun and social environment supported one-to-one or in a group. Contact us today to learn more about our Fitness and Sports programs.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Hydrotherapy

Exercise and therapy in the water has multiple benefits. Experience the freedom of movement in water and strengthen your body and confidence, in our fully accessible hydrotherapy pool.

Utilising an aquatic environment provides you the opportunity to test your mobility, range of motion and strength in a pool heated to 32 degrees.

Experience the benefits of a hydrotherapy or aquatic exercise program with one-to-one or group programs. Learn more about our Hydrotherapy and Aquatic Services or contact us about our water based exercise programs today.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Therapy

We understand that every teenager and young adult (and their family) is unique and so our multi-disciplinary team of therapists work with you to find the best combination of therapies to meet your unique goals, maximise your outcomes and provide long lasting results.

Introducing carefully designed activities and learning experiences through individualised therapy, gives teenagers and young adults the opportunity to focus on their goals with an expert therapist in a one-to-one setting and in an environment that works best for them – at home, in their community or at one of our centres.

With CPA, you have access to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and therapy and allied health assistants. Our team is backed by our world-class research institute and clinical governance team so you can be confident your teenager and young adult is receiving the highest standard of care.

As a teenager and young adult, your equipment needs may evolve. We provide equipment assessments and the opportunity to trial new wheelchairs, walkers, seats, standing frames and more – all in the one place on the same day.

Contact us about our Therapy Services and equipment trials today.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

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Short Term Accommodation (Respite)

We understand that the need for short term accommodation (Respite) for people can arise suddenly and for a variety of reasons.

Short term accommodation (Respite) refers to a short term stay in a CPA supported accommodation facility after which the individual returns to their home. Whether it’s only a day or two, or up to several weeks, our short term accommodation or respite care provides a supportive and caring environment.

Your loved one will;

  • Enjoy individualised support that meets their needs
  • Build new skills
  • Increase their independence
  • Try new activities, and
  • Make friends

Short term accommodation (Respite) can also give full time carers the opportunity to have a planned break, uninterrupted sleep or some time to do ‘their own thing’.

We offer these services across 10 houses in the Northern Beaches, North Shore, Ryde and Chester Hill.

Contact us today to learn more about our Short Term Accommodation Service.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Supported Accommodation

We are passionate about making a house feel like your home, and so that it feels like a family of friends and companions.

CPA provide shared living accommodation services for individuals aged 18 years and older through almost 100 sites across the Sydney metropolitan, Central Coast, Hunter and Newcastle areas with expanding support. Our accommodation homes have been specially built or modified to take into account the individual needs of young adults and receive as much support as they need to live their lives, their way.

We are proud of our long serving dedicated staff who support young adults in playing an active role in the day-to-day running of the home and encourage the pursuing of hobbies/ interests and learning of new skills so they feel an active member of their own local community.

Contact us today for more information about Supported Accommodation and availability.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Get started, in just 3 simple steps

Contact us to learn more about our individual coaching and group experiences, health and wellbeing, everyday living, supported employment, therapy, and short term and supported accommodation services we offer.

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378, email or complete the enquiry form above.

We will then schedule an appointment which will be a personal consultation. During this meeting we take the time to learn about you, your challenges and your goals.

With this knowledge we create a personalised plan to help accomplish your chosen challenges.

It’s official, you are now a CPA Challenger and part of the CPA community.

You’ll be challenged, encouraged and supported to achieve your goals.

Call us!

Chat to our team now on 1300 888 378 or email.

Tell me more

 

What’s your next adventure?

  • Pursuing new interests
  • Furthering study
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Career mentoring
  • Social inclusion
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Practical skills for independent living

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Lewis is a lot more independent now and he really wants to do things for himself. He enjoyed the friendships he made and the chance to just do things like a regular 18-year-old would.
Dan, Father of CPA Client
Teenage girl in a wheel chair visiting a cafe

Accessing programs and packages

Becoming a CPA Challenger gives you access to the best youth services, therapies, support and staff. Our framework for young people with a disability are tailored and packaged where we create a personalised plan of programs and support to help teenagers and young adults achieve their desired goals.

All of our programs and packages can be funded by your NDIS package, your SLES (School Leavers Employment Support) package, privately or a combination of these options.

No matter where you are in your NDIS journey, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you maximise your plan and coordinate your supports.

If you’re looking for a provider that will understand your personal situation, your specific needs and support you in creating a personalised plan then you’re in the right place. CPA will support you in accomplishing any challenge you set yourself.

Get started, chat to our team today on 1300 888 378email or complete the enquiry form.