Please see our new Date-Ability website for more information
The aim of date-ability is to help people on the NDIS, recognise and implement the skills required to find meaningful relationships, and to keep them safe in the process.
This is a 4 session program delivered in a small group setting on a Saturday afternoon.
Each week we practice date skills as well as interactive education on important elements for dating:
Boundaries and Consent
Safe online dating
This program has been designed to be delivered in a safe, fun and interactive format.
Adelaide CBD Location – 4th September (4 x Saturdays)
Adelaide 17 to 21 year old – 2nd October (4 x Saturdays)
Whyalla South Australia – 9th/10th and 16th/17th October
Barossa – November Friday afternoon’s
Melbourne Carnegie Location – First 2 weekends of the month 6th/7th and 13th/14th November
Melbourne Wyndham Location – Second 2 weekends of the month 20th/21st and 27th/28th November
Logan QLD Location – 6th November
Geelong VIC – 22nd and 23rd November
We have worked hard to deliver a program which is inclusive, sensitive but also a bit of fun. We welcome everyone regardless of sexual identity or preference.
What is covered?
The aim of this program is to help people recognise and implement the skills required to find meaningful relationships, and to keep you safe in the process.
The first focus is on Self-awareness and the importance of knowing yourself, strengths and weaknesses, desires and deal breakers before entering a relationship.
Boundaries and consent play a large part on this (and was the reason I started this program in the first place). We discuss individual boundaries and how these differ from person to person and over time. We place great importance on being able to verbalise your boundaries in a practical way and the importance on verbalised consent throughout the dating process not just for sex.
The third focus is safe online dating. This is a new area where a lot of previous education missed. We talk about dating profiles, safely organising a date, scams as well as touching on money in relationships. This also includes discussing sexting and we have a game around what people believe is acceptable regarding sexting.
The final day we discuss sexual wellbeing. We find that this area generally has been discussed extensively however it is still prudent to include this. What we have found is that as this is the last day everyone is a lot more relaxed and happy to discuss this more openly.
Prior to the running the program we contact the participant to discuss any concerns, interests or triggers that might present so we are more prepared to support the person in this learning.
NEW 17 year old to 21 year old Date-Ability Program
We are so excited to announce that we are offering a new young adult program. Once every 3 months we will now hold a 17 to 21 year old Date-Ability course. We have found that some younger people want additional help around this and would feel more comfortable with people a similar age. This is only for people with with NDIS. We will also be looking at starting a ‘coffee’ club with these young adults to help build peer networks held in Adelaide CBD. October 2021 start date