Post School Opportunities
There are a number of post school opportunities available to students freshly out of high school, but also to adults who have been out of school for some time. Depending on what the person’s interests and strengths are, they can choose to pursue a variety of different things – for example: paid work, study, volunteer work, work experience, apprenticeships/traineeships, and so on. These professional environments are a great way to develop and/or build on a person’s skills, but they will also give them the opportunity to build a stronger sense of confidence and independence that comes with these roles within the community. Participating in local recreational, sporting, and interest groups also allows for adults with Down syndrome to be a social and active member of their community, which provides ideal opportunities for natural friendships and relationships to develop. It is important to continually pursue an active lifestyle and to support the person to pursue meaningful activities.