ASDAN programs 2020
APRDA will be offering the following programs in 2020. Please note that costs of attending (itemised below for each course) do not cover annual membership or insurance. New members pay $10 for the year and renewals are $5. Programs involving riding and driving have insurance costs of $80 per year and for non riding and driving programs the cost is $40 per year.
Towards Independence – Animal Care including horse riding/driving
This course is multi levelled for participants with a range of abilities and needs. It covers the basics of caring for a horse, feeding, housing, grooming and health and in the second term participants get the opportunity to learn to ride or drive. It is delivered over two terms and is a two hour weekly program helping develop many different skills. A commitment to two terms is required.
Cost of attending is $60 per session plus $30 for the workbook. This course is moderated externally and participants receive a certificate of achievement recognising the support they have received.
Towards Independence modules- half day programs
Our half day programs are non riding and incorporate ASDAN Towards Independence modules such as Developing Communication Skills. Participants spend 3 hours at APRDA doing a variety of activities that will help them with independence skills. Our programs are designed to blend learning in the classroom with hands on activities such as creating vegetable gardens, spending time with horse and learning about animal care.
Cost of attending this half day program is $75 per session along with $30 for each workbook module. The modules are externally moderated and a certificate of achievement recognises the type of support given to the participant.
This “Preparing for adulthood” program focuses on 4 units which can help develop your employability skills such as reliability, punctuality, working in a team and completing tasks to a standard set by the workplace.
- Health and safety at work
- Responsibilities in the workplace
- Working with others
- You at work
This program will be delivered over two terms and is a 2-hour weekly session with an ASDAN tutor and is ground-based (non-riding).
Cost of attending is $60 per session (covers delivery, resources, moderation and certificate) plus a one off of $30 to cover the workbook. This program is externally moderated and certificates of achievement will note the type of support given to the participant.
Animal Care or Volunteering Short Courses
These short courses are multi-level and allow participants to develop a range of skills including problem-solving, IT, literacy, numeracy, team working along with exploring animal care or the world of volunteering. The courses accommodate participants who are new to horses along with those who have knowledge and experience of horses. A capacity to explore issues such as safety around animals, why people volunteer and similar topics is required along with basic literacy.
The programs will be available each term and are 2 hour weekly session with an ASDAN tutor and are ground based (non riding).
The cost of attending is $60 per session which covers your assessment, moderation and certificate of achievement. The workbook is extra and is $30 per program. This program is internally moderated and participants will receive a certificate of achievement.
Can I get funding from NDIS?
APRDA are working hard to deliver services and supports that participants need to have a fulfilling and independent life. Our ASDAN programs help to deliver life skills and we will be encouraging participants to seek support from NDIS for our ASDAN programs.