Are you a young person with disability aged 15 to 24? Did you move from school in 2020 or are you moving from your school this year to work, do further study or something different?
Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is partnering with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to conduct research about young people’s experiences transitioning from school.
There are so many transitions in school life where we move from one place to another but leaving school to begin a new program, attend TAFE or Uni, starting an apprenticeship or other work can involve hearing a lot of advice from different people and making some decisions. Have your plans for transitioning from school been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you like to share your experience and hear from others in a similar situation? If so, then you might want to take part in this research project.
You can choose to either take part in an interview or a research group where you will have the opportunity to tell researchers about your experiences.
A research group session (online for maximum 2 hours) will have up to five (5) other young people participating in the group along with you and up to 4 researchers/staff. An interview (online, maximum 1 hour) will be a conversation between you and a researcher. We will provide you the base questions for the focus group or interview before they happen.
In return you will receive a $50 prepaid visa card for your time and have the opportunity to hear from others in similar circumstances. The results will be used for advocacy around improving school transitions for young people with disability.
You can sign up by completing the questionnaire: http://bit.ly/3pVD9pU !
If you are interested and/or want to find out more information about this project, please email Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Tasha on 0423 833 523 !