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High School

The teenage years can bring many challenges

Having teenagers in the household can be a challenging time for many families as children become more independent, experience puberty and take that step closer to adulthood. The teenage years can be particularly difficult for those with a disability as their “differences” can seem more obvious at an age where conforming is deemed so important.

In the later years of high school, the question of “What comes after school?” also becomes increasingly important and we understand this can be an anxious time for families.

Ability WA knows the importance of working with your teenager to understand their strengths and goals, and working with them to achieve greater independence and getting ready for life into adulthood.