Assistance and support provided for disABLED youth

Focus on Youth Inc provides support and assistance for young people with mild or moderate intellectual, physical or multiple disabilities.   We improve the quality of life for disabled youth through social interaction, appropriate support, an increased community presence and helping them develop life long friendships.  

Assistance and support is provided for young people between the ages of seven and twenty-nine.   In certain circumstances we have found that younger and older youth may gain valuable experiences by participating in our program.  

Contact us to determine whether your child will benefit from the experience.

Focus on Youth Inc currently offers support and assistance on:

      • Saturdays
      • Whole of weekend and
      • School holidays.

Special arrangements may be made for any other times.

The organisation owns a twelve seater bus with wheelchair access which is used to transport the youth to and from activities.   All activities commence and end at Seventeen Mile Rocks however arrangements may be made to pickup and drop-off the youth at other locations.

We seriously discharge our responsibilities to the young people while they are with us.  All individuals before they may assist on activities must pass the appropriate child safety checks.  We ensure that the bus drivers have the necessary licenses and other qualifications.   All those who provide support and assistance to the youth receive formal and on-the-job training.   The young people are always accompanied by someone with a current first aid certificate.

Saturday activities

Two to three Saturdays a month the youth are transported to new destinations in Brisbane and its surrounds in the company of individuals who are responsible for their wellbeing.  Most activities begin at 9 am and end before 4 pm.

Examples of previous events - kayaking/canoeing, bush walking, ice and roller skating, horse riding, lots of visits to numerous theme parks, water parks, beach activities, river cruising, movies, picnics, swimming as often they can, farm visits, Ekka, and barbeques.  The organisation purchased canoes for the youth to use.  View upcoming events or contact us for further information.

Whole of weekend

Whole of weekend events begin on Saturday morning and return to Brisbane Sunday afternoon.   The youth stay in dormitory style accommodation.  They may spend the weekend riding horses, fishing, enjoying a beach, nature walks or exploring waterways. Support and assistance is provided for the youth at all times.  Our food trailer is often used on whole of weekend events.

For details of thenext whole of weekend event please contact us.

School holidays

These events are extra special.  During the school holidays the youth leave Brisbane and become tourists often staying in resort style accommodation.  The Tours range from five to twelve days.   Support and assistance is provided for the youth at all times.   On previous Tours the young people visited snowfields, cattle stations, the Whitsunday Islands, the Gold Coast with all of its attractions, at the Sunshine Coast they went whale watching, Fraser Island, National Parks, cruised waterways in a houseboats, etc.  They traveled by air-conditioned coaches, in light planes, catamarans, yachts, hay wagons, on horseback, in tilt trains, etc. The activities on Tours included mud bowls, canoeing, fishing, mustering, buck jumping, boom netting, reef viewing, gold panning, paddock bashing and whip cracking.  The Tour days are filled with lots of fun and activities.    For details of the next Tour please contact us.