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Young Adults Team

The Young Adults Team (YAT) is a partnership initiative between Kare and the HSE. YAT supports young adults with complex needs upon leaving school. The team is based in Johnstown, Co Kildare. 

The team comprises of an occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, psychologist, social worker, behaviour specialist, physiotherapist and project manager.

The Young Adults Team aims to provide access to multidisciplinary support for individuals with complex needs upon leaving school. The team support individuals across organisations in CHO7 such as Saint John of Gods, Enable Ireland, National Learning Network, Stewarts Care, Cheeverstown, and WALK.

The Young Adults team is set up in line with New Directions to promote a person-centered approach.  We work collaboratively with the young person, their families, and day service providers to support full participation, belonging, relationships, inclusion, and self–determination for people with disabilities. We adopt an episodic care model of working, to support an individual to achieve their goal.

If you have any queries about this team, or how you refer to the team, you can contact Audrey Collins, Team Manager: audrey.collins@kare.ie

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