Jul 30th, 2020
Matthew Layton presents Studio 1 - Vision Australia Radio’s weekly look at life from a low vision and blind point of view.
On this week’s show…
Transitioning from secondary education to TAFE, university or the workplace is hard enough, but imagine how much harder that must be if you can’t see very much - or anything at all.
Which is why Vision Australia runs its LEAP program - designed to enable young people aged between 14 and 18, to develop skills that will help them “to set and achieve their goals and get the best vocational outcome”
This week, applications open for the 2021 LEAP program - both for young people and potential mentors
Matthew talks to Vision Australia’s Claire Nolan who gives us an overview of the program
Claire brings with her Sam and Talaya who are both taking part in the 2020 program.
And we’ll be talking to their mentors, Harmonie Downes of Arts Access Australia and some bloke called Matthew Layton who claims he works in radio.
Please get in touch with the show with your experiences as mentor, mentee or parent.
Vision Australia LEAP Program - https://www.visionaustralia.org/community/news/2019-12-18/expressions-interest-open-leap-2020
Tammy Candeloro - Counselling 4 You WA https://www.counselling4youwa.com.au/ - 0423 93 15 74
[PHOTO CAPTION: A pot being thrown on a potter’s wheel, intended to reference the fact that guests Harmonie Downes and Talaya are ceramicists, and to convey the way that Vision Australia’s LEAP program takes the cold wet clay of its mentees and shapes them carefully into fully formed… OK. You’re right. That attempt at a metaphor was a little thin!]
Vision Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation for Studio 1.