Self++ SLES FAQ
Self++ offers a SLES program in the Canberra region for people with Autism and other similar disabilities. This page contains a list of frequently asked questions about the program on offer from Self++, in addition to some general SLES questions. If there is a question you’d like to see answered, please get in contact with us.
If your NDIS SLES budget is plan or self managed, you don’t have to use a registered provider. Some providers, like Self++, are not registered and can only take on self or plan managed participants.
We have a range of individual and group activities, online and face-to-face. Activities vary based on individual needs, but can include team building activities using LEGO®, basic IT training, core job skill training developed in conjunction with an occupational therapist, work experience (including work experience in a store that sells LEGO®) and more.
At our first session we use the Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool, developed by Autism Queensland, which helps people who may be non-verbal set, prioritise and communicate their personal goals. We also run a series of discovery activities to get to know your strengths, interests and areas for development.
After we get to know you a bit better, we will develop a SLES strategy that aligns with your personal goals and provides the extra support you need to achieve those goals.
One-on-one activities can take place at a location of your choosing, online or over the phone. Group activities take place either in a community facility, online or other public location as suitable.
Yes. In addition to the activities mentioned previously, you will also have access to individual and group coaching sessions.
Yes, we offer ‘taster’ days occasionally throughout the year. Please contact us on (02) 5104 3356 for more information on our next taster day.
Yes, you will have the opportunity to meet other young people through our group activities and online community.
Our normal business hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays). Out-of-hours support may be arranged in advance if required.
Currently, we are a close-knit team who either identify as neurodiverse or have a close personal relationship with someone who is. Our team has a diverse range of qualifications, including a Master of IT, Community Services and Early Childhood Learning.
We have been helping people build skills in employment since 2018 and we have a lifetime of experience around the issues that neurodiverse people face when it comes to employment.
Yes, we have access to a network of employers within the Canberra region and nationwide.
We have a range of activities involving LEGO®, plus we offer program participants three different employment outcomes of their choosing:
- Mainstream employment – a job in the open employment market at or above award rates
- Customised employment – a job with a local employer customised to your strengths and abilities
- Micro-enterprise – a small business where you provide a valuable service to your community
As a social enterprise, we aim to employ people who identify as neurodiverse or have a close personal relationship with someone who does.
We work with employers in several different ways, depending on the employment outcome:
- Mainstream employment – we work with employers to see the benefit of employing neurodiverse team members, and advise them on how to make any reasonable adjustments to the workplace.
- Customised employment – we work closely with employers to identify a labour gap in their business where you can provide additional value. We also advise them on how to make any reasonable adjustments.
- Self-employment – we work with you to help you become an employer. We also help you build your own professional network with other businesses.
Definitely. Our network of employers includes businesses from a variety of industries. If you want to work in an industry that isn’t currently covered by our network, we have the ability to expand our network as required.
Yes, please contact us for a sample agreement. Our services are charged in accordance with the NDIS price guide. Program supports are charged at a flat weekly rate and invoiced monthly.
Most resources will be covered by program costs. External training, such as Cert I or Cert II, may incur additional costs if they’re not subsidised by the government. If you need to supply your own resources or pay for external training you will be given adequate notice in advance.
The average cost to a participant’s plan will vary depending on the level of support required to achieve their employment goal and the desired employment outcome. Supports charged as part of the SLES++ Program are fixed-cost in accordance with the NDIS price guide.