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Alongside addressing issues in the community, networks are encouraged to seek different opportunities for its members and the wider community.

These opportunities should also provide some form of recognition of involvement or achievement that can build an individual’s capacity.

Opportunities such as:

  • Shadowing opportunities in key community organisations to understand decision-making processes.
  • Offers to volunteering, consulting and/or employment opportunities in organisations.
  • Actively engaging with young people to find existing and potential community leaders.
  • Leadership and negotiation skills
  • Engaging in meeting and groups
  • Identifying local issues, constructing a campaign to address the issue, and measuring and reporting outcomes.
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Finding and creating easy read/plain language resources.
  • Understanding legislative and academic language
  • Assessing the varied members’ functional impact (i.e., gender varied autism training and other disability skill development, technology assisted development, basic communication, and critical thinking skills)
  • Understanding different sensory and physical supports
  • Cultural security
  • Difference between and how to do advocacy and activism
  • Outcome’s measurement and peer-action research
  • Finding important information and resources.
  • Storytelling
  • Developing linkages and partnerships
  • Self-care
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