Adolescent Residential and Disability Respite Program
This program incorporates both on-site programs of respite care for young people with disability, as well as residential care for adolescents.
The Disability Respite Program provides respite care to young people with disability up to the age of 25. The program prides itself on a history of quality service, which results in ease of mind for parents and young people. Marymead’s Disability Respite Program recognises and respects the uniqueness of families and each member and strives to support families and build independence.
The Adolescent Residential Program provides medium to long term care for children and adolescents aged between 12 and 17. The program provides these young people with a high level of support and management.
The young people in our care display challenging behaviours, and may have a mild intellectual impairment or learning disability.
The program has two cottages on Marymead grounds. Residents have their own private room, and one house has a separate flat. The program cares for the young person's physical and emotional needs. Individual management plans are devised to meet the needs of the individual resident. To this end, the program liaises with outside agencies, schools and the community wherever necessary. In most cases the long-term goal is for young people to make a successful transition back to their own homes or into stable community living arrangements. For each resident, a set of interim goals and objectives is developed as part of the case plan – these could include the implementation of a stable and productive day program, the re-establishment of links with parents, and the satisfactory management of challenging behaviours.
All referrals come from the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support.
Marymead’s Adolescent Residential and Disability Respite Programs are funded by the Community Services Directorate of ACT Government.