Most young people grow up and leave home at some time in their lives. Some move into houses with their friends, some move in with partners, and others choose to live alone. People with disabilities are the same. At some time in their life, they may choose to move away from their parents, and set up their own home, either with others or independently. Support is available in many forms to help young people with disability make this transition smoothly and successfully. Currently there are limited accommodation options for people with disability, and some planning needs to take place before you will gain access to accommodation to suit a person’s needs. If your family member is registered with the NDIS, talk to your Planner, or if registered with the Gateway, talk to your Local Area Coordinator when you are ready to help your family member make this next transition. Remember, accommodation options as well as needs change over time, so what you plan for or decide on now does not need to be for the long term.
To find wheelchair accessible hotel accommodation visit the resources page and access the Paraquad Wheelie Good Guide. Get behind this great Tasmanian community resource and click on the share your information tab on Finding your Way and let us know about wheelchair accessible accommodation that you know about and we will pass this information onto Paraquad.