Project: Everyday Money Skills for Young People with Disabilities – Stage 1
This action research project improved financial literacy for students with disabilities for the transition to employment, training and/or independent living programs.
The project piloted a school-to-work financial literacy module at Bedford-Phoenix, SA’s largest employer of people living with disability. It helped young people with intellectual and multiple disabilities to engage with their finances.
The project was particularly timely, as it looked at how to improve the everyday money skills of young people with disabilities as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out.
The longer term aim is for the module to be accredited as a modified South Australian Certificate of Education unit. This would mean it could be used by students with a disability across the state.
Wyatt Trust co-funded the project.