Scosa will be hosting a ‘come and try day’ at their Port Pirie hub on Thursday, October 19 to provide people living with a disability with an opportunity to experience their services first hand.
The hub will be open from 10am until 12pm to allow those interested to join in with activities and decide whether the service is right for them.
John Tobin, General Manager for Business Development and Marketing says that a lot of people are not aware of what scosa provides.
“We teach numeracy, literacy, communication skills both verbal and non-verbal and a lot of life skills including personal hygiene, cooking and gardening.”
“It is important that everyone is given the opportunity to experience our services.”
The day is aimed at families that may have children leaving school or for anyone aged between 18 and 65 years that would like an opportunity to mingle.
Tony, 26, started at scosa in July this year and with his inquisitive nature has learnt a range of new things.
His mother Rosalie says that scosa has helped Tony initiate conversation and that is something that he never used to do.
“I asked him the other day if he liked scosa and he replied with ‘yes’, yet afterwards he said ‘lots’, and he has never elaborated to an answer like that.”
Picking a disability service provider is much like a picking a school for your child, Rosalie says, you want to ensure that you like the staff, understand their ideas and most importantly that your child is happy.
“Come and check it out, I am very happy with scosa. You should see what feels comfortable for you.”