We love seeing people achieve their goals and live to their potential.

Below, we share the stories of some of the people we support as they live an everyday life.

Doug works towards his independence

Doug has been a participant with Everyday Independence since July 2018. He suffered a serious stroke 20 years ago which left him with severe communication difficulties and weakness on his right side.

Technology helps Josephine to communicate

Masks have made it difficult for Josephine to communicate with others as she relies on lip-reading. With the help of her Speech Pathologist, Josephine is more confident in communicating with others.

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Drellan’s goal for transport training

Drellan was taking assisted transport to and from his public school. He’s going to TAFE and will need to catch public transport . One of his goals was travel training so he’s able to safely get to and from his course.

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Khalif gives us the thumbs up

Khalif’s NDIS plan was up for review and with Mikhala’s support, Khalif and his mum were able to receive the resources and therapy support needed to enable Khalif to continue to achieve his goals.

Amer Makes Pancakes

Amer loves McDonalds Hotcakes. Amer’s Occupational Therapist suggested that he could make his own at home and he was so excited to try it.

You can do it. Be brave.

When we asked 10-year-old Monique for her advice for a child who was just about to start receiving therapy support, she had five simple, but powerful words. Words that are relevant to people of all ages. ‘You can do it. Be brave’.

Vincent gets physical with boxing

Exercise has consistently shown to be a positive factor for mental health, mood regulation, motivation and in Vincent’s case, it has also opened doors for engagement and participation with others in his group home.

Dave is living his best life with the right supports

Dave’s story is a great example of what a person with a disability can achieve when they have the right supports around them.

Amber catches the train, independently, for the first time in 20 years

Occupational therapist, Pamela, supported Amber, a young woman living in Melbourne to catch the train by herself so she could visit her friend.

Speech pathologist supports family dream

A family holiday can feel out of reach for many people with children who have complex sensory and communication needs.  Speech pathologist Vicki supported a family to achieve their goal of a well deserved trip to Greece.

Jess speaks to Human Nature

Amanda, speech pathologist has been supporting Jess to speak confidently with people outside of Jess’ family, including with her favourite band Human Nature, who she was meeting in May.

You can’t keep a good man down

Roland’s mantra, “you can’t keep a good man down’ has certainly played a big part in the progress he has made since suffering a stroke seven years ago.

Monica delights in cooking and trips to the library

Monica has learnt to cook independently and travel to the library to hire her favourite DVDs and books.

Codie builds strength and confidence

Codie achieves her goals including getting in and out of the car without assistance.

Murat becomes a 2nd generation Postman

Murat achieves his long terms goal of finding paid employment. With much pride and enthusiasm, Murat is now working as a Postal Delivery Officer for Australia Post!