Who is Fighting Chance?
Fighting Chance provides jobs,learning and social participation opportunities to people with disabilities.
Are you looking for a Job?
One of our businesses, Jigsaw, provides jobs at Award wages to people with disability. Jigsaw is a digitisation and document management service – we scan things for other businesses who are trying to become more efficient and use less paper. There are a whole range of jobs associated with doing this work – document preparation, specialist scanning, data and document management, quality control, project and relationship management to name a few.
Are you looking for a Purposeful Day Program?
If you are looking for an alternative to recreational day programs, where you can learn and build skills within a real business, then Avenue is for you.
Avenue is a retail distribution and marketing business that brings epic social and ethical brands to the world. We help other businesses share their great products and ideas by mobilising the time, talents and abilities of people with disability. This creates a huge range of work – inventory and stock management, research and competitor analysis, social media and marketing, sales and distribution to name a few.
Are you looking for Work Experience?
We offer work experience to people 15 years of age or older, within both of our businesses, Jigsaw and Avenue. In our experience, it can be tough to get a job or a chance at an opportunity if you don’t have any experience on your resume, or have been out of work for some time.
Our work experience program can help you take that ﬁrst step on the pathway to a job. You can learn a range of skills within a real business, as well as have access to our Learning Programs in social skills, workplace etiquette and job readiness.
Are you looking for The Lab?
The Lab is a weekend club held at Fighting Chance, where kids and teenagers on the Autism Spectrum get together to have fun and learn about technology. Tech industry mentors with experience in gaming, coding, robotics, programming and online development (and usually some personal experience of Autism) take participants on a journey of learning and discovery that is limited only by what the kids want to achieve!
The Lab is held at one of Fighting Chance’s work hubs in Frenchs Forest
Saturday during school term, from
Attendance fees can be funded through an NDIS package, other government funding, self-funded, or we are happy to talk about any other arrangement that would work for you.
Are you looing for NDIS advice and support?
If you need any advice about what the NDIS means for you, how to prepare for the transition to NDIS, or how to navigate the new system of funding once you have transitioned, we would love to share our experiences with you and see if we can help.
Please give us a call on (02) 9905 0415 or email us with your NDIS question.
Are you looking for Social Programs and Actvities?
LifeX is a social program helping people reconnect and reclaim their social life and self conﬁdence. LifeX offers regular social events, opportunities to meet new people, and a mentorship program offering public speaking, blogging and social skills workshops. LifeX is free of charge, and you do not need to be a Fighting Chance participant to join, but you do need to provide your own support workers and transport where needed.
For more information, please email the LifeX coordinator Jo or call (02) 9905 0415.
Are you looking for School Leavers Employment Support?
If you are a recent school leaver with funding for a School Leavers Employment Support program, then we would love to talk to you. We run a speciﬁc Learning Program at our business, Jigsaw, for School Leavers. The program usually takes people on for two years, immediately after leaving school.